Edges – Photography 101

This bridge in a quieter area of Venice is achingly beautiful in it’s simplicity . The mellow red brickwork edged sharply in white stone , the geometrical angles contrasting boldly with the curving steps and  Arabesque windows of the ancient palace facade and the stark shadow of the handrail delineating each step all add up to a visual feast. There is mystery in the dark … More Edges – Photography 101

Reflecting

I was playing around with shots through my kitchen window and was fascinated with how real the reflected plant looks – much more solid and real than the kitchen. It made me think about how we often see some glaring fault in another, overlooking the real person, as we concentrate on their perceived shortcomings. As we … More Reflecting

PASTEL PAINTING COURSE

LindyWhittonStudio YouTube Channel Join me on YouTube for my pastel painting course. The course will be structured to cater for the absolute beginner and progress from the materials you need to get started through basic mark making techniques and on to composition,creating textures, underpainting right through to how to fix your painting  and prepare and frame … More PASTEL PAINTING COURSE

Creating a series

Familiarity  brings freedom in painting It’s a fact that the more familiar I become with a painting subject the easier the actual execution of the elements becomes , the freer the paint or pastel application flows and the more instinctual the response to the material is. All this adds up to a fluid, responsive, and totally … More Creating a series

Cropping is my friend! Day 15 Photography 101

When I take photos as references for later paintings I often use my artist’s eye to create a composition close to what I will eventually paint. This is just something that happens naturally as I spend my time screening everything I see as a potential painting subject! I scan scenes looking for pleasing squares, portrait … More Cropping is my friend! Day 15 Photography 101