Can I learn to Paint?

Can I learn to Paint?

IT IS POSSIBLE FOR YOU TO LEARN TO PAINT.  YOU HAVE THE CAPACITY TO CREATE YOUR OWN BEAUTIFUL PAINTINGS.  When I started I had no knowledge of painting, nor did I consider I had any artistic ability but the passion was there. My aim is to pass-i-on, the passion of...
Welcome to Ellen Michel Art School 2021

Welcome to Ellen Michel Art School 2021

My 2020, was a crazy year of new and old experiences brought into sharp focus as the turmoil unfolded. There were moments of complete joy and other moments of anxiety and sometimes unimaginable sadness. All of which has brought me here, to 2021.

Creating a Studio or Artist Space

Creating a Studio or Artist Space

  How do you creating an artists space at home? So you are thinking about creating a studio or artist space at home for the artist in you. Is a dedicated, separate studio necessary? Consider, what type of art are you creating. Oil Painting needs ventilation; Art...
Colour

Colour

Isaac Newton in the 17th/18th century deduced that sunlight is made up of the ‘spectrum’, a term referring to the components of white light. The components of sunlight can be seen when its wave length is separated (through refraction) by a glass prism. The result is a rainbow with ‘seven’ colours, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet

Portraiture

Portraiture

The announcement of the 2013 winner of the Archibald Prize led me to ask the question – what is portraiture? The artworks making up the finalists for that year seemed to differ quite dramatically, so what defines a portrait? Taking things back to basics, portraiture...