Painting is something I’ve always enjoyed, and endeavoured to do well – or at least well enough so that I like what I paint. It’s been a few years, though, since I last had my brushes and acrylics out. The place we’re living in would be tough to set up a stained glass studio (I may still try!), but for now, paint might be my mode of creative retreat.
I came across a really fab website to get back into it – the Will Kemp Art Studio. (I’ve linked it – you should check it out!) Will Kemp is a talented artist and lovely gentleman who posts up many written tutorials, free videos and lots of helpful tips and hints about paints, mixing, palettes and materials. What a dream!
So this afternoon, I decided to go for it and try out a painting tutorial – I picked the intro tutorial on a still life jug. The image was posted up on Will’s website, and his three tutorial videos walked you through the painting in a very straightforward and friendly manner. My favourite part? The soundtrack to the third installment of this tutorial is a very delicate classical guitar cover of Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream!
So without further ado – here is the original image next to my acrylic version. Not too shabby, and I’m pleased at how easy it was with the tutorial to guide me!