Painting Small v. Painting Large – A beginners tip, Part 1

This is a post my teachers would probably disagree with. My painting teacher always told me to work large. The theory behind this is simple: Working at a larger scale with larger brushes helps a beginner to paint a little more loosely, and hopefully not get too bogged down with the details. It can also … More Painting Small v. Painting Large – A beginners tip, Part 1

How to make a gallery-style frame for your art, the Fiona Verdouw way.

It’s been a while in the making, but today’s the day I make good on that promise to explain how I construct the frames for my paintings. It’s a long, but picture-filled post, so sit yourself comfortably – and don’t fret: I’ve made a succinct, downloadable PDF of these instructions – for those of you … More How to make a gallery-style frame for your art, the Fiona Verdouw way.

More rock than roll: This painting took patience and then some.

If you’re experiencing a strange sense of de-ja-vu with this post, it’s probably because the following painting is a twin to the last toilet paper piece I did. That’s right, I did that cheeky double-whammy thing I sometimes do and I painted the same still life set up from two angles. (Anything to save me … More More rock than roll: This painting took patience and then some.