I was an impatient little girl. My favorite word was “now.” My favorite question was “Now?” And my favorite answer … you get the picture. But I’ve grown older and wiser (sort of!), and this maturity is mainly the result of realizing that instant gratification is a rarity in life. Most of the time we take baby steps, sometimes we backtrack, and we may even have to off-road completely to get what we want. But it’s the false starts and detours that can teach us valuable lessons.
Artist Chris McHenry knows a good bit about patience. He spent a decade working as a billboard painter under the grueling Texas sun. During the evenings and weekends he pursued his art at home on a decidedly smaller scale, producing easel paintings in oil. Looking back, Chris doesn’t regret a moment of his time on the billboard scaffolds. There, he honed his fine-art painting techniques and gained insight on how to paint the illusion of detail, light, and shadow in his artwork. I want to share Chris’ hard-won oil painting instruction with you in this free eBook, 8 Tips to Help You Paint Light and Shadow in an Oil Landscape Painting.
With Chris’ oil painting tips and techniques, you’ll start to understand how to create a realistic sense of contrast for objects in your paintings, establish depth and focus in a landscape painting with a balance of warm and cool colors, and more. Attending painting workshops is great, but this eBook gives you an oil-painting lesson in your very own home—instead of out in the scorching heat, on the scaffold with Chris!
Download your free eBook and you will be well on your way to mastering key oil painting techniques. Let me know how it is coming along on your next stop off at Artist Daily.