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Thursday 9 August 2018

Figure and portrait painting workshop in Chateau de Voudenay

Five days in this beautiful Chateau, beautiful room, all meals included, 5 days
painting together with demonstrations 1200 euros + plus model fees.
email aldobalding@gmail.com

Saturday 14 April 2018

Portrait painting tips

When painting the portrait from life, drawing is essential, draw first and measure second. It improves your eye judgement. Try to have the model next to your canvas, scrutinise both from a distance of 2 M-it is easier to make comparative judgements when the two are side by side.
Remember, it is the tonal values that define form.You must have the correct relationship between the light and shadow and the correct transitional tone
Common errors in drawing are the eyes, nose and mouth aren't on the same axis.
The eyes are too white.
Scared of painting shadows on the face as it doesnt resemble skin colour.

I will be staging a workshop in Trouville 27 - 30 th June, 4 days in a fabulous artist's house.
Demonstration on the first morning, Small demonstrations on painting eyes, form and colour.

The painting above Alban Trilogie will be on display at the MEAM Museum of Modern Art Barcelona from June

Tuesday 21 November 2017

some available studio paintings for sale

Limited edition prints

Looking at the proofs- see image, 46 x 33 cm on Somerset velvet paper each signed a numbered. Print run of just 25 of La Porte arriere. Don't have
the final price just yet.

Tuesday 15 August 2017

The Amalfi coast

During a recent trip on the Amalfi coast, I painted most days in a watercolour sketchbook, the landscape is just BLUE. The most relaxing colour. Here is a painting that I did on my recent return; la terrazzo di Capri oil on Canvas 72 x 97 cm the sun was setting on the terrace by the funicular.

Saturday 13 May 2017

portrait painting

A 5 hour painting of a cute little girl