Friday, August 28, 2015

$14.98 CALIFORNIA POSTCARD PAINTING, ORIGINAL OIL by TOM BROWN

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This is an original oil painting on card stock. It’s like a hand-painted postcard from California. A typical Los Angeles cliché: cars, cars, cars and palm trees.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

HOW TO PAINT THIS by TOM BROWN

An artist watching me paint this carefully photographed every step of the process as the painting developed.

When I finished, he suggested I create a mini-tutorial so other artists could try this approach. He felt it was very unique and interesting. A fun new way to use oils, with great results. I agreed.

So I’ve done that. It’s now an eBook you can download as a pdf. It’s sort of like a mini workshop where you can look over my shoulder as I develop this painting. You’ll see each step of the process along with my explanation of what I was doing and why. Then you can try it yourself.

For one thing, this was painted on a toned surface. And the surface was a card stock, not canvas. Which immediately alters the behavior of oil paints as they are applied. And that opens up new opportunities to use the interesting techniques and results you’ll see here. Check it out and see for yourself.

You can download the eBook HERE. I’m charging just $10 (hey, I had to charge something for all this.) And I think you’ll enjoy trying this method yourself. It could open a whole new window of opportunity for you.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

FRAMED PLEIN AIR LANDSCAPE by TOM BROWN

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Many times when I come upon a scene like this I like to use the palette knife to paint with. It’s much more immediate than brushes. I simply open my pochade paint box and dive in. No brushes to select or solvents to prepare. I just grab my palette knife and have at it. 

My paints are already laid out in the pochade box and my panel is fastened in place, so there’s no preparation. I can begin painting immediately when the inspiration is upon me. 

This is a terrific example. It was a beautiful serene setting and I wanted to get that feeling into the painting. The palette knife was the perfect tool for the job. And I think this captured exactly what I felt at the moment. I hope it brings you a sense of peace and restfulness too. Thanks for looking and have a great day.

 BTW if you’re interested in that pochade I was talking about,
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

LAGUNA BEACH PALM TREES, OCEAN by TOM BROWN

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Monday, August 24, 2015

RECLINING NUDE WOMAN by TOM BROWN

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CLICK HERE for my downloadable tutorial on how to put clothed figures in your paintings.

I have always enjoyed painting the figure, both nude and clothed. Putting clothed figures in your paintings can create a sense of scale, add animation to an otherwise static scene and create viewer involvement. Many artists lack confidence to paint figures in their paintings but it can be very simple to do, no matter what your skill level.

My digital tutorial is for beginners and all skill levels and includes a number of demonstrations that explain how to add convincing figures to the scenes you paint with confidence and conviction. It’s surprisingly easy, and you’ll have FUN doing it.

I’ll show you everything you need to know, and I even include a gallery of other paintings for you to copy and stay inspired.

This tutorial also includes my supply list for the oil paints I use but you may use acrylics, gouache, pastels or whatever medium you’re most comfortable with.

This is a Digital Booklet with 42 pages and loads of full color illustrations. You can view it on your computer or tablet, or print and make it into a booklet. This tutorial was previously available only on CD at a higher price, and is now available in this instant DIGITAL DOWNLOAD format.

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