Learn to paint realism in oil
Draw Mix Paint. Mark Carder's site for extensive instruction, given without charge. The "Khan Academy" philosophy of oil painting lessons-for the world, free of charge. He is certain anyone with the desire to paint realistically can learn to do so with his method. Exciting.
Joan Eardley And Her Pastels Of Glasgow's Tenement Children
Photo of Joan Eardley in her Townhead studio. Photo Audrey Walker. I love this photo of Eardley surrounded by many of her pastels of the Glasgow kids. You can also see an oil painting to her right. As an aside, quite the studio don’t you think?? I won’t complain about mine!
Books and Art
Studio under the Eaves (1903). Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954). Oil on canvas. Fitzwilliam Museum. The spartan look of this studio suggests the painter's financial straits. His palette rests upon a simple wooden crate. His easel is set up before a folding table on which stands a vase with two dahlias. The two skylights do little to illuminate the interior. Even the daylight that enters the open window only serves to intensify the darkness of the foreground by casting a long dark shadow.