Appearing in both Landscape and Portrait Artist of the year
Stewart Beckett is someone we would all like to cheer
A portrait in oils is definitely the order of the day
I can’t wait to see this so let’s go I say
Vicky his model sat calmly in her chair
As we waited for the commencement of his artistic flair.
Burnt umber, alizarin crimson and ultramarine blue
Titanium white, lemon yellow, cadmium red too
A limited palette of only six colours to be precise
“Less variables to play around with” such good advice
Drawing first, tone second, colour third
That’s the correct order a really wise word.
Painting like wet into wet with oil paint
A tonal painting, applied with no restraint
The brush marks really mapped out the face
With perfect colour mixes all in the right place
Don’t try and create a likeness from the start
You’ll get tight too quickly so just be smart.
Establish the darker areas first is the way to go
Measuring the face all the time as we watched it grow
Soon the image of Vicky came into sight
With neutral tones added it looked just right
Use a mirror to view from a new perspective
A brilliant idea and so very effective.
When restarting a painting take stock and make a plan
Excellent tip from an experienced and informative man
I’ve never seen an ambidextrous artist before
He’s truly astounding yes that’s for sure.
“If you haven’t got anything interesting to say
Your work will be pointless in every way.”
An amazing demonstration with lots of hints and advice
A true inspiration for us all to be absolutely precise
“Landscape Artist of the Year” starts tomorrow night!
My favourite programme my weekly highlight
I’ve met a finalist Stewart Beckett’s his name
I will follow his good advice well that’s my aim.