A pear, a glass - and a
stunning work in an hour
A totally absorbing demonstration at our September meeting left members impatient to try their hand at some still life painting, either at the afternoon workshop or at the earliest opportunity at home.
Mike Skidmore, having travelled the four hours from Ross-on Wye, went straight into his painting of a pear in a glass and demonstrated some of the techniques to help us bring our paintings to life. Starting with basic flat shapes, he developed the subject starting with acrylic base work, moving on to introduce half tones to give it some modelling and then to oils showing how glazes, thicker body paint and highlights give the different textures a three dimensional look.
His portfolio of work varies from still life through to animals, birds and portraits, all painted in oils.
To see more of his work visit www.mikeskidmoreonline.com and be amazed!