“Woman Resting” by Clive James

Clive James is not my favourite poet but I do like his source of inspiration, which is a beautiful painting by Antonio Mancini.

Alla Prima Portrait Demo

This clip shows several minutes segments from the dvd by painter Robert Liberace. More info at www.robertliberace.com.

Lunch Sketch #7

I thought it would be a good painting exercise to capture Arnold Schwarzenegger’s muscles with water colour. This will probably take a whole week of lunchtime sketching, this is day Nr. 1.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Simon Schama’s Rembrandt

Simon Schama’s Rembrandt: Part one of four episodes available on YouTube.

How to make flesh colors

This is a very informative video on mixing flesh tones by Ben Lustenhouwer. http://www.lustenhouwer.com/en/home

Sebastian Kruger painting demo

I am just starting to learn to paint and I find Sebastian kruger’s acrylic art a great inspiration.

Daily Paintworks

Buy some cheap art! I stumbled across this site, Daily Paintworks today, it’s a family business in Texas selling artwork online. It is mass production at a price most ordinary folks can afford. A good idea!

Lunch Sketch #6

I am getting more ambitious with my lunchtime sketching, this time I used real watercolour paper, taped onto board. The painting took three lunch breaks to complete also and not the usual one. I am trying to be more patient when I paint, I think three hours is a long time while professional portrait artists can spend one hundred hours easily on just one painting, I have room to improve my level of patience.

Neil Young

SketchCrawl.com

I just joined SketchCrawl.com, a forum for people who want to be both sketcher and socialite. For one day, every few months there is a world-wide sketching day, local groups from all around the globe go out and draw and then post the results on the forum. I think this is a wonderful idea and I plan, for the first time, to join the next Stockholm SketchCrawl. Enrico Casarosa founded the forum, SketchCrawl back in 2006 (not 100% sure of that date) and has been growing in popularity ever since.


Enrico Casarosa as the founder