My Art Anniversary

This month brings up the two year mark since I started painting in oils and taking my painting more seriously.

Up until November 2010 I had dabbled for a couple of years in watercolour but mostly ended up frustrated 🙁

In November 2010 I decided to have a go at oil painting. Mostly because I wanted to do a painting for my father for Christmas who was very ill at the time … that’s what my motivation was at the time. This later led to passion which became an obsession 🙂

What a ride it has been over the two years. In that time I have learned a few things about painting in oils, became the only Australian certified teacher of the Alexander Art Method, started Moore Art School and helped lots of beginners paint their first ever paintings, sold my first paintings, was involved in the Double Door Studios project with Made In Geelong where I met some great people including Killian Mulcahy who together with the beautiful Sue Moore we started a TV show Plein Air Painting TVwhich was initially broadcast on C31 Melbourne then nationally around Australia, took part in my first exhibitions, found a mentor in Robert Hagan Artist who has helped me improve greatly … and a whole lot more.

Two years in I feel like I am making some progress with my painting and starting to get a handle on it. I am looking forward to the next two years.

So to everyone who has supported me during this time, bought a painting, liked one of my Facebook posts, been to an art class, watched the TV show, given me tips and lessons to improve or shared some words of encouragement … a huge thank you!

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Michelle’s Painting

Michelles Great Painting!

Hope you had a great Easter break!

I had to email you today to show you this great painting by one of  our students Michelle Endersby.

Michelle is pretty much a total beginner when it comes to painting. She came to one of our art classes in February and did a great job completing one of her first ever paintings.

Then Michelle joined our DVD of Month Club … and completed the above painting from the March DVD. What I love about this is that Michelle has done her own interpretation of the painting, adding in the rocks on the right hand side creating a great little cove scene, and creating a painting that is truly her own.

Michelle has done such a great job for a beginner and we can only imagine how much she will progress in the coming months as she continues to follow the lessons and the projects as a member of the DVD of Month Club. Congratulations Michelle … we are grateful to have you as a member of the DVD of Month Club.

NOTE: I am going to be doing a video review of Michelles painting highlighting what she has done well and a few keys for her to improve her painting.The video will be available in the members area soon.

The DVD of Month Club is one of the best ways to learn how to paint. You see … learning to paint requires you getting regular instruction to improve your skills, and regular practice. By spacing this learning out month to month, and following the projects in the DVD's each month you can not help to improve.



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