Snowy lantern miniature painting tutorial

lantern by night
I like those pictures of lanterns by night. Ecspecially when there snow is fallen. Today I show you how to paint a snowy lantern by night. I used oils. Both mediums acrylics and oils have their own pros and cons on this painting. The pro of oils is that you can really nicely blend the light but it’s hard to paint the black stripes on the wet ground. With acrylics it’s the opposite. It is hard to get a smooth blending but if you wait some time for drying the stripes will be an easy job. The materials are: oil» Read more

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

Winter landscape miniature painting tutorial

Hi friends today I show you how to paint a winter landscape on a wooden button. I used this time oil paints, but it may would be easier for you to use acrylic paints. The Liquin I mixed in a tiny bit in each paint on my palette. It makes the paint more fluid and shortens the drying time. These are the materials that I used: Oil paints (acrylics will work too)wooden buttonbrusheswhite gessoLiquin The button has a diameter of 4cm. I drilled a hole in it and added 2 layers of white gesso. You could do the base layer» Read more

Snowman rock painting tutorial

In todays tutorial I paint for you a snowman. I used oils but you can also use acrylics. Before I started to paint I drilled a hole in the wooden button and primed it with two layers of white gesso. My materials are: oil paintswooden buttonwhite gessobrushesLiquinsoap for brush cleaning The Liquin I used only as a hint in each paint to make it a bit fluid and let it dry faster. If you add too much it could yellow over time. I painted the rock aka button yesterday and today it is touchdry. The brushes that you see on» 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

Easy snowflake christmas card

Hello my followers, today I want to show you another way to easily create a beautiful christmas or winter greeting card. You need following materials: watercolor paperprinter paperpencilbrushmasking fluidwatercolor paintsalt Do you wonder about the fineline applicator? Then check out this video I made for you. All products that I use I add at the end of this blog as affiliate links. May you want to support me a bit on this way. At first you can download and print my snowflake template here. If you do not have transfer paper, then ink the back of the print with a» 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

How I save paints

Professional paints with a high pigmentation are very expensive. There are many paints in tubes and it is always annoying when residues remain in the tube. I would like to introduce you my tool, which I use to can get every bit of paint out of my tubes. This is my beloved tube squeezer. It has two rollers like gears. You put a tube with its end between the rollers and squeeze the tool together. Then you start to turn. This will push every last residue of paint forward. But attention. Do not roll too much forward, because otherwise it» Read more

Having an art blockade

Hi my friends, I don’t have painted one single painting nor I have done a sketch since two weeks. I am feeling exhausted and have more interests to other things like family, cooking and baking, cleaning and reorganizing my house and sports to get healthier. I have only one video left on youtube. This will be online on 7th February. But then nothing. Everytime when I am deciding to go upstairs to my studio and install the camera and so I can feel how my energy flow away.But I am sure that I don’t have an art blockade. I researched» 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