Calle San Silvestre dappled shade

Calle San Silvestre dappled shade

Benalmadena, Spain, 15" x 11" A bit of dappled shade via some wet in wet.  A recent picture which where I tried to introduce lots of values and lots of connections - so values with the background buildings and the palm trees in front and then some co...

Sitges Palm Trees - How I paint palm trees

Sitges Palm Trees - How I paint palm trees

Sitges, Spain, 15" x 11" My take on painting palm trees - keep it simple.  In fact they can be easier to paint in my opinion compared to broad leaf trees and conifers/pine.  Just a simple stroke to do the fronds with a very soft medium brush, one wit...

Cat Food

Cat Food

32 million tons of fish caught from the world's oceans each year is ground up for animal feed. Source : tommykane[dot]blogspot[dot]com

Bend in the road, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Bend in the road, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Tenerife, Spain, 15" x 11" Although a narrow street with tall buildings either side, I gave prominence to the foreground shadows.  So I made a feature of the brush strokes making up those shadows, leaving a few gaps here and there, but all leading th...

Win an original painting!

Win an original painting!

As promised, here are details of how to win an original painting.    This giveaway is for Canadians only.  (USA residents can participate in a draw for a new OttLite lamp in separate giveaway here.)  This painting is titled "Three on Lace" and measur...

The Ladies Of Society Of Illustrators

The Ladies Of Society Of Illustrators

When I go to life drawing class at the Society of Illustrators in Manhattan, there are always gangs of women there. They sit in packs sketching up a storm. I was sitting opposite the stage where the model was posing, facing them. I drew them while th...

Win an OttLite lamp

Win an OttLite lamp

I'm happy to partner with OttLite in reviewing one of their newest lamps, the Cool Breeze LED Fan Lamp and offer one lucky person their own lamp in this seasonal giveaway.  Have a look at my review, this really is a very functional lamp for any indiv...

Rue des Recollets, Bergerac

Rue des Recollets, Bergerac

Bergerac, France, 15" x 11" I love these timber framed or half-timbered buildings, in the old part of Bergerac SW France.  I find the most effective way to paint the timbers is by single dry brush strokes.  On rough paper you get an effect of old tim...