How to: Digital Landscape

Here’s a  step-by-step breakdown of how I approach a digital landscape painting like the one I did this morning. For this painting, I used a cartoony cross-hatch brush from Chris Wahl. For this brush to work to full advantage, you need a pressure-sensitive...

Half-awake digital landscape

I had a bit of a sleep yesterday afternoon, after having a tooth pulled. In those moments before I woke up, properly, I saw another landscape image. I tried to focus on it to see if I could commit it to memory. I should have got up there and then and captured the...

Revision

Sometimes, despite best efforts, some paintings just don’t work. With plein air paintings, the chances of “failure” are much higher as paintings are executed quickly in changing light conditions. I have quite a collection of paintings that I...

Plein air summer

I was invited to this year’s first Porongurup art picnic yesterday and decided, this time, I’d do a painting rather than sketches. We met at the old Woogenellup bridge and I wandered around for half an hour or more looking for something to catch my eye....