Tag Archives: Oil

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Bowl and Food Painting Exercise – Block 2 #18

Here’s another finished painting exercise for the Evolve Artist course. This is Block 2, number 18. Now the drawings are more complex, I’m spreading them out over more than one session if I feel like […]

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Mushrooms and Horse Painting Exercise – Block 2 #17

I just finished another exercise for Block 2 of Evolve Artist. This is number 17, so only three more to go and I’ll be on to using colour! I enjoyed this one, as I like […]

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Mortar, Pestle and Bell Pepper Painting Exercise – Block 2 #16

This painting is the 16th exercise for Block 2 of Evolve Artist. I’m mostly happy with the composition and drawing, although it took a couple of attempts to get the angle of the pestle right. […]

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Cube, Pyramid and Spheres Painting Exercise – Block 2 #15

Another painting done for Evolve Artist! This is number 15 from Block 2. It’s a step up in complexity from the earlier exercises, with more objects. I liked putting together the composition; it’s a bit […]

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Egg, Cube and Apple Painting Exercise – Block 2 #14

This is my fourth painting (and 14th exercise) for Block 2 of Evolve Artist. I messed up the drawing for this one and had to redo the cube a few times. I really need to […]

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Pear, Block and Pot Painting Exercise – Block 2 #13

I finished another painting for Evolve Artist Block 2, and I think this is one of my worst proportional drawings so far! Having to measure with the needle (as opposed to just drawing freehand like […]

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Ball, Cube and Cone Painting Exercise – Block 2 #12

Here’s my second painting for Block 2 of Evolve Artist – not an exciting subject, but a slight step up in complexity from the last one. I actually had to redraw the cube and sphere, […]

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Apple and Pyramid Painting Exercise – Block 2 #11

As I mentioned in my last update on my progress with the Evolve Artist course, I’m just starting the paintings for Block 2. This is exercise 11, although it’s only the first of ten paintings […]

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The Pumpkin – Painting Exercise #20

I finally finished Block 1 of Evolve Artist! 😀 Considering I started this course last summer, this has taken longer than I’d like, but it feels good to get to this point. This pumpkin is […]

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Two Cats – Painting Exercise #19

I just finished another Evolve painting, and I found this one quite difficult! I had trouble identifying the shadow types in some places, and was second guessing my value choice for the background. So I […]

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Two Rabbits – Painting Exercise #18

I’ve just completed another painting for Block 1 of the Evolve Artist course. This is number 18 (of 20) and is called Two Rabbits. It took me longer than the last one – unsurprisingly, since […]

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Cat on Cube – Painting Exercise #17

This cat on a cube is exercise 17 from Block 1 of the Evolve Artist art fundamentals course. Each exercise gets a bit more challenging and the cat was definitely the most complex object I’ve […]

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Bowling Pin, Apple and Cylinder – Painting Exercise #16

Over the holidays I took some time off from working on my painting exercises for Evolve Artist. I enjoy the course, but it was nice to have a break and just do other (easier!) art […]

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Bird and Bird House – Painting Exercise #15

I slacked off a bit on my Evolve exercises in the last few weeks, because I wanted to focus on getting my next colouring book out before the holidays. Then some other stuff came up, […]

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Cone, Pear and Stand – Painting Exercise #14

This is exercise 14 of 20 from Evolve Artist Block 1. I made quite a few mistakes here, although more on the cone and the pear, which weren’t the hardest parts of the painting (that […]

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Jug, Apple and Cylinder – Painting Exercise #13

Here is another painting exercise that I completed for the Evolve course. This still life jug, apple and cylinder is number 13 of Block 1, and as usual was a bit more complex than the […]

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Pear, Cylinder and Pot – Painting Exercise #12

I just finished my next painting exercise for the Evolve course, which is this still life pear, cylinder and pot. This is the second execise with reflections, and it definitely felt a bit harder than […]

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Apple, Pot and Ball – Painting Exercise #11

I didn’t have time last week to work on my Evolve exercises, and I missed it. But this week I got back to it and have just finished exercise 11 of Block 1. For this […]

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Vase and Tape – Painting Exercise #10

I’m now halfway through Block 1 of the Evolve Artist course! I just finished painting #10, which is this vase and tape. The subjects aren’t too exciting, but the point is not to make pretty […]

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Mushroom and Cone – Painting Exercise #9

Here’s another painting finished for Block 1 of the Evolve Artist course. This one was a bit trickier, with gradients in some tight spaces. Each exercise has been slightly more challenging than the last, but […]

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Bottle and Cubes – Painting Exercise #8

I just finished my eighth painting for the Evolve Artist course. I’m a bit behind schedule, thanks to various stuff getting in the way last week. This one continues with more practice of gradients and […]

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Vase and Cylinder – Painting Exercise #7

This is the seventh painting for Block 1 of the Evolve Artist course that I started few weeks ago. This exercise continues to practice sharp edges, gradients, and recognising the four basic values. I actually […]

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Geometric Shapes – Painting Exercise #6

I finished the next exercise for the art course I began recently. And I really screwed this one up! It’s not as obvious in this photo as in the actual painting, but I badly messed […]

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Sphere – Painting Exercise #5

I just finished another assignment for the art course I’m doing. This is exercise five from Block 1, and is a simple greyscale sphere. It’s painted in oil on canvas, and it’s safe to say […]

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Cubes – Exercise for My New Art Course

I recently started the Evolve Artist online course. I’d been considering it for quite a while, but put it off because I was busy with my colouring books and other stuff. But I know there […]