painting like old masters

Teach yourself to paint just like the old masters

If you wonder how I paint or how you can improve your painting skills then this book is a must-read. It’s a book written by my art-teacher Edgar de Cruijer. Thanks to this book and his classes I’m able to paint with the techniques of the old masters. If you want to follow painting classes be sure to view his website: realistischschilderen.nl or his own website edgardecruijer.

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stars

Painting stars – satellite painting pt.2

For the background of the satellite painting I’m ready to paint stars. First I’ll start by painting stars plus the glow around them with titanium white. In a later stage I go over the stars with a layer of pure colour. This way you get the stars as clear as possible. In the picture below I did that with still the grain, yellow ochre light (yellow tones) and kraplak (red).  Some nebula’s are painted the same way to intensify the colours.

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