Wednesday, May 25, 2016

HOW TO PAINT SUNSETS by TOM BROWN

CLICK HERE for this 5x7 inch original oil painting.
     Painting sunsets is an art in itself. There are 5 keys that almost guarantee success, but I’ve noticed that most artists in my workshops aren’t even aware of them. But that’s not all.
     There also needs to be a balance between color that is too subtle and colors that are so garish they don’t look real. But there’s an easy way to control that if you know what to look for and how to do it.
     And that’s why I made a video tutorial on how to paint stunning successful sunsets. You can preview it HERE.
     In my video you’ll learn how to organize and design your compositions with the kind of eye-catching elements that make it stand out. And I demonstrate when, why and how to balance bold, vibrant color with muted desaturated color.
     You’ll see how to balance shapes, masses, movement, accents, flow and positioning of elements including secondary focal points and other often-overlooked things.
     I’ll demonstrate what to look for and how to capture the essence of dramatic sunsets, including how to lead the eye, how to use and maximize color balance and more.
     And as a BONUS this video even includes a gallery of other dramatic sunset paintings to keep you inspired. You can DOWNLOAD IT TODAY and get started right away. Go for it, and HAPPY PAINTING.
     Questions? Email me: tombrownstudio@cox.net

Mixed Media Abstract Landscape Painting "Earth's Energy" by California Artist Cecelia Catherine Rappaport


 Abstract Landscape Painting

 Mixed Media on Canvas/SOLD

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Mark Adam Webster - Abstract Futurist Wine with Bottle Still Life Oil Painting


Mark Adam Webster - Abstract Futurist Wine with Bottle Still Life Oil Painting.

14x11" Oil on Canvas.



Tuesday, May 24, 2016

RAIN ON THE WINDSHIELD by TOM BROWN

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     What to do when you’re stuck waiting in the car on a rainy day: PAINT of course!
     With the wipers off the rain soon covered the windshield and everything took on a surreal appearance. Things in the distance just became blurs. Oncoming headlights were merely shimmering reflections. It was magical. I thought of the old cliché “Look for the silver lining,” and it certainly applied here.
     By getting out my little pochade box and amusing myself this way I enjoyed what would have been a long and tedious wait. And as a bonus I came away with this sparkling little jewel!
     Thanks for stopping to look; it always brightens my day to know someone else is sharing my vision. Enjoy! And if you’re a fellow artist you may like these downloadable art lessons:
     How to make a pochade box like mine
     My eBook Painting Tutorials
     My Video Painting Tutorials
     Questions? Email me: tombrownstudio@cox.net


Mark Adam Webster - Abstract Wine Decanter Acrylic Still Life Painting

Mark Adam Webster

Mark Adam Webster - Abstract Wine Decanter Acrylic Still Life Painting.

20x16" Acrylic on Canvas.

Monday, May 23, 2016

METHUSELAH, WORLD’S OLDEST TREE by TOM BROWN

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This is a 6x8 inch original oil painting.
     “Methuselah” is a 4,847-year-old Bristlecone Pine Tree, considered to be the world’s oldest known living organism. It can be found growing high in Eastern California’s White Mountains at 10,000 feet above sea level in the Inyo National Forest, California.
     The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest is home to the oldest trees in the world, many exceeding 4000 years of age. Over the centuries the wind has sculpted the trees into spectacular gnarled and twisted forms of living art.
     Hidden among many other Bristlecone Pine Trees in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, Methuselah’s exact location is kept a secret by the forest service – which means that nobody is exactly sure which one is actually Methuselah. But this may very well be it.
     Questions? Email me: tombrownstudio@cox.net

Mixed Media Abstract Landscape Painting "Carefree Forever" by California Artist Cecelia Catherine Rappaport



 Abstract Landscape Painting

 36"x48" Mixed Media on Canvas/Available

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Mark Adam Webster - Abstract Waterfall with Pine Tree Landscape Oil Painting

Mark Adam Webster

Mark Adam Webster - Abstract Waterfall with Pine Tree Landscape Oil Painting.

10x8" Oil on Canvas Panel.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Mark Adam Webster - Mountain River Abstract Palette Knife Acrylic Painting


Mark Adam Webster - Mountain River Abstract Palette Knife Acrylic Painting.

10x8" Acrylic on Canvas.





CONSTRUCTION WORKER by TOM BROWN

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Construction workers make great subjects for figure paintings and drawings. The rugged muscularity evident in their physiques offers the figure artist choice material for dramatic paintings. This is a perfect example.
     I began this one with a quick pencil sketch on a Bristol panel. Scroll down to see that sketch.
     Then I immediately went to work directly on that sketch with brushes and oil paints. The initial sketch helped lock in proportions, gesture and overall form so that I could focus on lighting, color, and other elements of the painting.
     I was mainly interested in the overall effect of the lighting and the raw power evident in his physique, so in this study I made no attempt to use smoothly blended strokes the way I would do if I were painting on a canvas or Masonite (mdf) panel.
     As I brought it to a finish I realized that the bold brushwork I used actually helped to accentuate the very things about this physique that I had wanted to capture. It was more effective because I made no attempt to further refine the brush strokes.
     Initially I had not planned to offer this for sale; it was a study done just for myself. But when I had finished it, I realized it will look terrific when properly framed and the right collector will also enjoy it.
     So I have decided to offer it on eBay. You can CLICK HERE to go to the auction.
     Thanks for stopping to look. If you’re a fellow artist you may like these downloadable art lessons:
     My eBook Painting Tutorials
     My Video Painting Tutorials
     Questions? Email me: tombrownstudio@cox.net

Friday, May 20, 2016

Abstract Seascape Painting "Swimmer's Wake" by California Artist Cecelia Catherine Rappaport




 Abstract Seascape Painting

 15"x21" Mixed Media on Paper/Available

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Mark Adam Webster - Futurist Abstract Coffee Pot Oil Painting

Mark Adam Webster

Mark Adam Webster - Futurist Abstract Coffee Pot Oil Painting.

10x8" Oil on Canvas.





LAGUNA BEACH PLEIN AIR by TOM BROWN

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This is a 5x7 oil painting on a Masonite panel.
Yesterday I taught a private Plein Air Workshop for a very promising young artist. I painted this as a demonstration during that workshop.
     We were atop the cliffs in Heisler Park, looking out at the ocean through the palm trees swaying in the breeze. It was a beautiful day and we had a wonderful time. Wish you had been there.
     Thanks for stopping to look. If you’re a fellow artist you may like these lessons:
     My eBook Painting Tutorials
     My Video Painting Tutorials
     Questions? Email me: tombrownstudio@cox.net

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