We can learn so much from studying Van Gogh’s works. the way he layers colours and uses brushmarks to add a sense of movement to the work. In this easy to follow video I show how to follow in his footsteps to paint your very own starry night
Using gold and brown plus green with heavy gel for texture, This work was done on plexiglass so that light could shine through. The example below is using a similar technique but on canvas as a support
I like to use my sketchbook as a source of ideas for my paintings. Over the years I have sketched and kept visual diaries of things and places I have seen. These help to bring up memories of place. I can move things around or change colours or just get some compositional ideas from my quickly jotted down ideas whilst on the move so I can work on them later whilst in the studio. Even the simplest of sketches can provide some idea of what you might do.