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
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
What is a dynamic visual pathway? When I paint a picture I aim to make a composition that will engage the viewer as long as possible in exploring the various elements of the painting. I do this by creating a pathway that leads around the painting, providing areas of interest for the eye to stop for a … More Creating a dynamic visual pathway in a painting
As promised here is a quick “how to” guide for making the dragonfly gift box featured in last weeks post. Although I’m making it to hold a small purse you can use this method to make a box to fit any size gift. Materials A sheet of waste card A straight edged ruler A pencil … More How to make a gift box from recycled card.
I love this little beach in the south of Tasmania – Drip beach seems such a humdrum name for such a gem of a place ! I painted this over the weekend and tried my hand at a time lapse video which I’m trying to edit to post on YouTube this week. Apparantly it’s very simple – … More Light and Shadow – beach painting.
I’ve been doing a lot of commission paintings lately of wonderful, verdant landscapes. Forests, mountainsides covered with pines, flowering grassy meadows, homes set in expanses of green, green lawns surrounded by stately trees. It’s just not that easy to paint a subject with such a lot of green. You can fill the canvas or paper … More To paraphrase Kermit – “It’s not easy painting green”
Sometimes I see something and think ” I like this, I could buy it or I could make it myself”. This happened just last weekend when I popped into my local art supply shop to pick up some canvas and spotted a very desirable little concertina sketchbook on a shelf in the corner. I could … More How to make a concertina sketchbook.
This is my very first post! I thought I would start with a demo painting of a local seascape to share my painting process with you. Hope you find it interesting… Getting started. Sometimes I’ll know just what I want to paint – other times I’ll look through old photos or my ideas board until … More How to paint a pastel seascape -demo