Welcome to my blog page.
This is where I post about my current paintings, art events and art classes.
By Oliver Lovley, Aug 7 2020 02:43PM
Hello! I've been making some art tutorial videos! The first 'course' is on Drawing, Measuring and Mark-making. You will get unlimited access and you can ask questions and post on the special private facebook group after a payment of £45. Please contact me with any questions at [email protected]
By Oliver Lovley, Jun 15 2020 01:09PM
This is the finished painting of two figures! Apart from the very last details on the face this was entirely painted live online. The videos are watchable on: https://www.facebook.com/OliverLovleyFineArt
and you do not need to log into facebook to watch!
By Oliver Lovley, May 13 2020 11:17AM
Hello! I have just broadcast my second live painting video.
I was working on a figurative picture. You can watch it again at:
It was lovely to develop the faces in the picture this time. I'll be continuing the painting next week in another live video.
By Oliver Lovley, May 5 2020 12:04PM
Over the last couple of days I've been painting this picture of another line of crowd based on a drawing made last year on Trent Bridge on a football match day. The smudges of pencil in the original drawing have been the start of a variety of marks in the painting. Close up the figures could be a number of things at once. I now want to start decribing details of the figures more closely to contrast with the large chunks of area.
By Oliver Lovley, Apr 22 2020 11:23AM
Over the last couple of days I've been working on this painting of a figure. It's based on a drawing I made last year in my sketchbook whilst in Simmons cafe in Harpenden just after Childwickbury Arts Fair close to St. Albans.
I've been using oils on top of an acrylic base on MDF. The painting stick has been essential to lean on whilst the finer details are added with a rigger brush. At the moment I'm enjoying plundering my sketchbooks and turning very fast drawings into paintings.