Art Class At Moorabbin’s Art Shed

Here are the photos from our latest Art Class at Art Shed in Moorabbin:


Learn To Paint DVD's

Learn To Paint DVD’s

Learn To Paint DVD’s


Learn To Paint DVD's

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As a member of the DVD of Month Club you will receive a professionally produced DVD each month in the post with a brand new painting project for you to try in oils or acrylics. The painting projects are suitable for beginner to intermediate levels and cover a range of subjects from landscape, to seascape, cityscape, still life and figurative.

Each month in the post you will receive a professionally produced DVD to add to your collection:


And inside you will find a copy of the painting project you can use as a reference to help you when you have a go at the painting:


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In no time at all you will have a library of DVD’s showing you how to paint even if you are a beginner.

You will be able to refer back to the DVD’s regularly to continue your learning.



Save 25% Of Art Supplies

SAVE 25% On Your Art Supplies
For Next 7 Days

Hi …

You may recall in our newsletter earlier this week that we have just launched the brand new Moore Art School website.

Well to help us celebrate the launch our friends at Art Shed Online are giving you the chance to save a massive 25% on the cost of everything in their online store …. but it’s only for the next 7 days!

Use this coupon code:  tuscanylandscape 

Art Shed Online have a huge range of Art Supplies and I personally buy all of my supplies direct from them.

All you have to do is go to their website here:

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Shop for the supplies that you want. They have everything you need including:

* A huge range of canvases, papers, and canvas panels
* Incredible range of oil, acrylic and watercolour paints to make your mouth water
* Endless supply of every type of brush you can imagine
* Awesome kids painting projects
* And a whole lot more

Plus they have a great team and first rate customer service which is why I highly recommend them to everyone of my students.At the checkout use the coupon code above. This will then apply the 25% discount to your purchase.With such a big saving it means you can afford to buy even more art supplies … happy days 🙂

If you need help with how to order from their online store I have recorded a video for you explaining the process.

You can check out the video here – Click Here For Video

Happy Painting

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How To Paint A Seascape – Part 1

How To Paint A Seascape

In this 3 part series I am going to walk you through the process I use to paint a seascape.

This is one of the photos I will be using as a reference for the painting:

How To Paint A Seascape

It is a photo of Point Lonsdale Lighthouse and makes a great seascape painting.

The equipment that I will be using is as follows:

* Paints – I am doing this in oils however you could just as easily do it in acrylics. The colours I am using are Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, and Titanium White.

* Brushes – I am using a small selection of brushes for this painting … see pic:


The main brush that I will be using for 80% of the painting is the one with the yellow handle … its a Geso brush with hog hair and is great for blocking in. Then I have a medium and a small flat brush and script liner for details. That is all I will use for this painting. Keep it simple 🙂

* Mediums – I am only using Gum Turps for cleaning brush and thinning paint.

* Canvas – The canvas size is …

I will be using the Moore Method of Painting to complete this painting. Remember the Moore Method involves just three main steps to make it easier for you. The three steps are:

1/ Draw in Big Shapes

2/ Block in Big Shapes paying attention to Values & Colour

3/ Details & Refinement

So in this 3 part article series I will be working through the steps in the Moore Method of Painting demonstrating to you how you can take a subject that looks quite complicated in the photo and break it down into easy to manage steps.

So onto the first step …

photo 1

Obviously this is step 1 … draw in the big shapes.

I mixed up some Ultramarine Blue and Alizarin Crimson with lots of the gum turps. You have a runny ink like consistency at this stage.

Then using the photo as a reference I drew in the key elements. Take your time with this step as it is important that you place the main objects in the painting in the right location.

In my original drawing I had the lighthouse too tall. As it is I am not completely happy with the lighthouse almost going to top of canvas however I decided to run with it and see how it turned out.

Now that step one is complete we can move onto step 2 blocking in the big shapes.

photo 2

As you can see in the above photo I have started blocking in the dark areas.

The darkest dark is the foreground hill in shadow. So I mixed up Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna and Alizarin Crimson for this area. These three make a good strong dark and with lots of thinner I was able to block this area in quickly.

NOTE: If you are using Acrylic paint then there is no need to thin the paint down when blocking in.

Next is the sand dune that runs down to the lighthouse. As this is further back in the painting I cooled the dark colour down by adding more Ultramarine Blue into the mix and a touch of white. You can see that it clearly looks like it is sitting behind the foreground shadowed area … so we already have a sense of depth developing in the painting.

The rocky outcrop below the lighthouse is catching the sun so I warmed the mix up with more Alizarin Crimson.

Then the distant hills are a cooler and light colour … again same colours used it’s just a matter of making the mix warmer or cooler and lighter as the object gets further away.

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Here you can see I have started blocking in the sand area using Yellow Ochre and Titanium White.

To create depth in an area like this you want to make it lighter in the distance and darker (stronger) in value and colour in the foreground. Objects tend to lighten off and grey (less saturation) when they are in the distance. So in an area like this sand you need to create a gradient … otherwise it will wind up looking flat.

Now onto the sky area …

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I have started to block in the sky using Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson and Titanium White.

The top of the sky is usually darker in value and gets lighter towards the bottom. I have added in more of the Alizarin Crimson in towards the horizon to create atmosphere in the painting. Also note that I have started to shape up the clouds in the sky using the same colours. All I have done is go for a slightly darker tone in the clouds shadow areas.

I got to a certain point with the sky and decided it was time to move on as the paint was fairly wet.

So on to the water …

photo 5

The water again is just a combination of Ultramarine Blue, Yellow Ochre, a tiny bit of Alizarin in darker areas, and Titanium White.

With water, especially in a seascape, you will typically find it darker at the horizon, and lighter in the shallow areas.

Where I want my waves to appear I have darkened the mix up a little.

Well that brings us to the end of part one of this painting demonstration.

It’s time to let it all dry off a little so I will come back to it tomorrow.

Tuscany Landscape

Tuscany Landscape Painting Video

Tuscany Landscape Painting Video


Tuscany Landscape Painting – Step By Step Demonstration

Follow this step by step painting demonstration to paint this lovely Tuscany Landscape painting.

This Tuscany Landscape painting is from a recent 2 day workshop that we taught on the principles of painting landscapes.

In this step by step painting demonstration, which you can complete in either oil paints or acrylics, I show you how we approached the painting by breaking it down into steps.

The video features the key steps we went through in the workshop to finish this Tuscany Landscape painting.

At the end of the video I show you photos from our Tuscany Painting Landscape workshop and show you how our students were able to complete the painting and how great a job they all did.

If you would like to learn more about painting like you will in this Tuscany Landscape Painting video then request our free 5 day painting course here:


Tuscany Landscape Painting Weekend

Great job by all of our students from the recent Tuscany Landscape Painting weekend:

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