sketching landscape with Nina Weiss

A demonstration of drawing a landscape with coloured pencils, from a photograph. Tutor is Nina Weiss.

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“I can’t draw a straight line”

Many people say "I can't draw a straight line" - this is a great starting point, because there are very few in nature (except the horizon).  Have you tried the freedom of collage? Watch Rebecca Maloney collage a landscape, from a few lightly pencilled guide marks, using coloured paper from magazines.  And yes, she makes it …

Winter Photography: Alternative Christmas Tree

Alternative Christmas Tree - if you prefer to leave them uncut - get a Sandra Jordan photograph! Feature on the photographer's contemplative winter landscapes photos at www.commaand.co

If you prefer your Christmas trees left in nature, unchopped, au naturelle - then an alternative for December decoration is to buy yourself a print from Sandra Jordan Photography. The print featured is "Winter Forest #1".  And, encouragingly, that number would lead you to assume that there are other photographs in a similar vein.  And …

David Hockney and the Grand Canyon

Happy 80th birthday, today, to David Hockney! In honour of his day, Louisiana Channel have posted an excellent 15 minute video interview with the artist, talking about his painting "A Closer Grand Canyon" http://bit.ly/2tfqPGk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnDAidgLZiE In the interview, David talks about: how photography tends to push things further away, so although he photographed Grand Canyon, he …

All about sky

I am intrigued by this painting of urban landscape but skewed to feature the sky: Frustratingly, this oil painting is not for sale.  There are works also on urban landscape and sky by the same artist - for sale at Saatchi art -  but none so mysterious as this.  I suspect that the artist has …