Who is Your Favourite Artist?

This question is often asked but never really answered as I cannot name a single favourite artist. I can’t say I have a favourite artist although I do have a favourite period in art history that is hugely inspirational for…

Ten Handy Pastel Painting Tips

After a long break I got my pastels out again and did a small still life last week (‘Blue Pile’, see below). Pastels are such a wonderful medium. Yes, they are messy, but I love how you can get such…

What is Your Painting Style?

How do you find your own painting style? what is your painting style? Is there any way to make sure you have it? Many beginning artists are concerned about finding their own style. They are keen to get to that…