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Here are some of my ideas about art and photography. Other articles that I have written can be found at http://www.focusonlinephotography.com

Panaramic Photography

25/03/14

–Photoshop has a great tool for creating panoramas from your digital shots. The actual tool is dead easy to use. What is difficult is the actual photography ...more

Oil Pastels and How To Blend Them

08/11/12

Oil pastels are quite a new medium when compared with most of the others that have been used for centuries. Picasso said in 1947 that he wanted a coloured pastel that he could use on almost any ground without having to prepare or prime it........I recommend that if you haven't used oil pastels before that you go out and purchase some. They are not too expensive and I am sure that you will enjoy using them. ...more

MY FAVOURITE PAINTER

18/05/07

I usually get strange looks when I tell folks that Seurat is probably my favourite painter. Most artists like and appreciate what he did, but not many think of him as their favourite. ...more

"I DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT ART, BUT I KNOW WHAT I LIKE

01/05/07

Art is one of those subjects that people say that they know nothing about, and then spend the next ten minutes pontificating on. ...more

STARTING YOUR OWN ART COLLECTION

22/04/07

More people than ever seem to be interested in buying original art rather than purchasing prints or posters. ...more

TIPS ON THE USE OF A SKETCH BOOK

18/04/07

The sketch book is an essential tool in building up a record of data for future use. Also if used on a daily basis becomes more than just a sketch book but also a diary. I look back at my old books ...more

DRAWING FROM OBSERVATION

09/04/07

Drawing from observation is, in my opinion, the best way to teach drawing. Obviously it is not the only way, but I think that it is the best way for to develop drawing skills. Drawing from memory and drawing from imagination ...more

ANYONE CAN LEARN TO DRAW

09/04/07

I believe that almost anyone can learn to draw, much as almost anyone learns to talk and to write. Drawing is just another method of communication. When folks see a “good drawer” at work ...more

OBSERVATION AND DRAWING

09/04/07

The most important aspect of drawing technique is observation. You cannot draw successfully from life until you learn to see. ...more

WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

09/04/07

Watercolour is not the poor relation of oil paint! ...more