Saturday, October 20, 2018

How to Paint Still Life - Tutorial for Beginners

It's been a while since I've posted pet portraits, but that's because they've all been secret Christmas commissions. That's the downfall for artists working in commissions:  it's the time of year we can't show anything.


I did complete this mini tutorial on still life for those of you who are beginner to intermediate artists and want to improve your still life skills, or painting skills period.  Painting still life has always been considered a cornerstone of skill development when it comes to art.

For this lesson, I recorded a narrated YouTube video explaining my process.  I also wrote a PDF with a step by step on what I did to create this realistic pear.  You learn about shadows, lighting, and other important stuff.

The PDF is FREE for those who subscribe to my newsletter!  You can have a look at the video and the PDF can assist you as you paint this pear.  I have also created a Facebook group where I have a reference photo uploaded and people can share their work and help each other.

If this interests you, have a look, sign up for my newsletter, and I will send you the PDF for free.  Just be sure to keep an eye on your spam filter just in case, and allow me 24 hours to send it since there is no autoresponder with my MailChimp newsletter service.

Also, be sure to like my video, then hit the subscribe button right on the screen.  It won't interfere with the video.


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