‘Jackson’ – from start to finish

A quick guide on the painting process of how I created Jackson, from start to finish. The first step is the planning. This happens way before I pick up a paintbrush and involves choosing the subject, working out the composition and colour palette and then creating the correct Chiaroscuro style

What’s Chiaroscuro anyway?

A one minute read and a video clip from my current dog portrait… If you’ve been following my art journey, you probably know by now that I’ve settled on the Chiaroscuro style of painting. There are a million reasons why I love this style and it’s all about the drama

A short art blog

Welcome to a short art blog about painting pictures with oil paints. Hopefully my posts are interesting. It’s pointless reading something that isn’t interesting, so I hope to share quick snippets that you like to read. Hopefully my posts are helpful. While people can only truly learn from making their