At the beginning of 2017 I became the volunteer Artist-in-Residence @ Arlington Court National Trust Devon - Watch out for my posts about it.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

A look back, quite literally

Mirror Image

From my Useful Painting Tips blog post last year....Nice to recap sometimes....

If you are unsure about a painting 
and ask yourself if it looks a completely finished piece 
just hold up a mirror and look at the painting.
By viewing via a mirror 
it shows up any inconsistencies
which you can then correct.

Give it a try and let me know
what you think.


  1. Wish I was talented enough to paint!

    1. It's all in the application - honestly ;)

    2. just felt to say to you Marie and Eileen - u probably are and don't know it - i remember getting some acrylics and just starting to slosh some paint around until it looked like something and then i made it into something. You might surprise yourself.

    3. That sounds like a good, no pressure way to paint :)

  2. Great tip it must be like looking at someone else's work, a different perspective.

  3. Yes, great tip! I do this when I'm not sure how it's going!

  4. Nice that u brought that up - I have done it when sketching portraits and am amazed how off it can be on one side. This is a really helpful technique for someone who might not know about this.

    1. Yes, hopefully it will help someone :)


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