Sunday, August 26, 2012

How to start a painting

Before you start a painting you need some materials: Paint, Brush and a canvas/paper or somewhere to paint.

I usually use oil colours and canvas/wood. The best oil colours for me are the Georgian  from Daler-Rowney.
You can buy a basic set that contains 10 colours in which the basics: blue, yellow and red. In my opinion other two basic colours that a painter must have is black and white. Black for darkening colours and white for warming them up.
Step 1: You need to find something to paint either from an image or from your thoughts. So you need to draw a rough drawing of the image you want to paint.

Step 2: You start by applying the darker areas on your working piece.

Step 3: Then you apply the darker colours by using the basic colours to create all the colours you require. For example if a part is orange you apply the red and then on top of it the yellow colour.

I will write and upload soon examples of my own work and steps on how you actually paint.


Saturday, August 11, 2012


Etsy is a very interesting site where people can sell their beautiful hand made objects. The beaty of the site is not the idems that are sold themselves but the personalities who are creating the items or the music or the thoughts in Etsy.

Sharing another beautiful hand crafted item: Brooklyn Watches.

Handmade watches are usually not requiring any batteries. They have the ability to live continously by simply turning an key.