ABOUT THE ARTIST

International Artist - - 10 Steps To Paint Like An Impressionist: Part 4 -

Col­ley Whisson is an in­ter­na­tion­ally recog­nised artist born in 1966 and raised in the north­ern re­gions of Bris­bane, Aus­tralia. He com­menced oil paint­ing at the age of 20. He held his first solo ex­hi­bi­tion at the age of 24, and has since had nu­mer­ous solo ex­hi­bi­tions and mag­a­zine ar­ti­cles, books and DVDS pub­lished. He has long be­lieved, “It is not what you paint but how you paint it.”

He sees him­self as a painter of light, aim­ing to paint with pre­ci­sion to con­vey the purest mes­sage pos­si­ble and striv­ing to cap­ture spon­ta­neous loose im­pres­sions each time he re­turns to his easel. He is at his hap­pi­est professionally when he is paint­ing full of con­fi­dence us­ing his brush like Zorro would wield his trusty sword, dash­ing in mar­velous darks, high­lights and ren­der­ing each paint­ing with as much skill and ac­cu­racy as pos­si­ble.

Whisson loves noth­ing more than the chal­lenge of push­ing him­self to find new sub­jects to paint. He is happy to carry the tag as one of Aus­tralia’s finest young im­pres­sion­ist painters and he has a strong be­lief that he is not copy­ing na­ture but giv­ing ex­pres­sion to vis­ual ideas. Whisson has art classes avail­able through Tuc­son Art Academy On­line at www.tuc­sonar­ta­cade­my­on­line.com.

Con­tact at www.col­ley­whisson.com

STAGE 2 I will now start to look at some of the big shapes and start to con­sider these edges. I find for me it’s best to have my edges stronger as I can then soften them later.

It’s a lit­tle eas­ier now to cal­cu­late the ten­sion of my edges, es­pe­cially in the back­ground and at the top of the main build­ing the edges are con­trolled by brush­work. STAGE 3

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