Sunrise landscape miniature painting tutorial

oil painting sunrise
After all this winter and christmas paintings I have the need to paint something neutral. I like to paint landscapes with spectacular lights and I like to paint evergreen trees. They are very simple to paint. This painting I did with oil paints, but you can use acrylic paints too. This time it would be a bit easier to use oils, because of all the smooth blendings. But if you work quick and use the drybrush method or use just an acrylic retarder then it is really possible to paint it with acrlylics. As an acrylic retarder I would recommend» Read more

Rock painting red berries with snow

Hi friends, today I want to show you how you can paint a rock (or in my case a wooden disc) with red snowy berries. I used a wooden disc where I drilled a hole into it. I planned to use it later as an amulet or as an x-mas ornament on the tree. For this project you need following tools: a rock or a wooden discq-tipsbrusheswhite gessoacrylic paintsvarnish You don’t need the exact colors. Choose similar tones. Let’s have fun. At first we will add two layers of the white gesso. The main reason why I am doing this» Read more

An easy way to paint a X-mas card

diy christmas card
Today I want to show you how to paint a wonderful motif for a Christmas card in a simple way. For this you need some materials. – watercolor paper– watercolor paints– masking fluid– some brushes– a stick or some painting knife– a pencil To zoom the small photos, just click on them. Lets start with the first step. First I drew a curved line to mark the reason. After that I have drawn the snow areas. I arranged these in a triangular shape. Do not do this too evenly otherwise it will not look natural. Next I apply the masking» Read more

Step by step to a beautiful seascape (oilpainting)

Today I want to show you a small photo step by step kinda tutorial of an oil painting. At the time where I have started this painting I was sick of quick drying paints like acrylics. I wanted to paint in a more relaxed way. I decided to get my oils out of my drawer and give them an other try. I used these materials: A size A4 MDF board from the hardware store. They have cutted it for free into this size.Acrylic gesso, I used white gesso from Schmincke. But I believe any brand will work. Oil paints Norma from» Read more

Coloring page for my blue-tits video

Hi friends, I’ve uploaded a new video hochgeladen. This time I show how I paint this sweet blue tit. If you want to paint them, then use my template for it. If you have questions always get out with it. A list of the materials can be found in the description of the video. The original painting is available here.» Read more

Tutorial: Deers in the winter

I have I thought it is once again time for a small photo tutorial for a painting what I have named “deers in winter”. If you want to own the original painting click here. At first I have searched for a nice reference photo for the deers on Pixabay. This I needed to create easily the outlines. The paper I used is 300 gsm watercolor paper from Hahnenm├╝hle. It’s the rough version. I really love the texture. I primed the paper with two layers of white gesso from Schmincke. You don’t have to do that, but in my case there» Read more