Fun at the Beach | Oil on Canvas | 10 x 12 inches - 25 x 30 cm | Original Painting by Dusan Malobabic
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I'm a father of two lovely boys and am living and working as a painter in Perth, WA. Ever since I can remember I have drawn and painted and told people when I grow up I want to be an artist. It started when I was three years old and scribbled throughout Mums, not quite out of reach, phone-pad. Reinforced itself when I completed my BA - Fine Art Painting from the Victorian College of the Arts and continues to this day. I mainly work with oil paint on canvas applied with palette knives and brushes. My second favourite combination of mediums being watercolours and ink on heavy paper. The main themes that I love to paint and explore in my work is Beachscapes, Cityscapes, Cafe scenes and Boat Marinas. This is mainly completed using an Impressionistic approach to appearance, I also experiment in a geometric heavy style borrowing from cubism. People play an important part in my work and are as important as the landscape they find themselves in, this allows me to create narrative and direction for the flow through the image. In 2006 I began working full time as an Artist. Every time I paint I try to better understand why I do what I do and choose the things that I paint, and endeavour to connect to my ideas in a stronger way. I’ve strived to improve my technique every day over the years and continue to, as I still have a long way to go.
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I loved the way you painted. The painting is very lively. So many things are going on such a small painting. I paint little bit in acrylic and have been afraid of oil paints.
But seeing you painting seems to breaking my barriers. It has moved me enough to try painting in oil a beach with pallette knife. Thanks a lot for this video.
You're very welcome, Thanks for the nice comments. I think you'll find oil paint quite forgiving in a lot of ways compared to acrylic. The only thing to remember is to be patient with it, sometimes you need to leave it for a few days at a certain point after capturing all the elements in your picture , then return to it for fresh colours and hues. Also if you feel that you've made a mistake, remove the paint in that area by scrapping it off and start that bit again - sometimes it's quicker that way. Good luck :)
Hi Dusan. My first time here. I'm part of the growing community over at Larry Williams' channel. I caught you on 'Redmark Art' actually. I have watched a few of your videos and your paintings are really impressive. I like your styleand you are very talented at what you do. You have a new supporter. Keep up the good work :o)
Your paintings impress me every time. I love the level of details and how delicate it looks when you apply paint on the canvas. Interesting fact about the acrylics coat on the canvas. I love how it turned out! Really beautiful!
Also, is that little figurine Bob Ross with his palette?
Hey thanks, you should give them a try. The main difference from acrylic is that you need to sometimes let the painting get tacky/dry a little before working on it again - or even a day or so. This can also be a big advantage, say you paint in the morning then notice something off in your work later in the day (with fresh eyes), just lift the paint off with a palette knife and start again in that area. Give it a go!
Personal preference, you can play around with the base colour - different technique and opacity over certain colours will bring different results, this is just what I like to do - I've tried them all :) If you're going for photo-realistic style or using transparent colours than grey or white is what you want for your base colour.
I love this edgy look! I was so excited that her hair, even as short as it is now, was still able to be put into the fun and trendy dutch pigtail braids! Instead of braiding to the ends, I ended them in close together pigtails at the nape of her neck. After I finished braiding, I tugged on the outsides of the braid gently to loosen them and make them a little messy and fun! Since she doesn’t have enough hair to tie around the elastics, I made sure to use elastics that matched her hair so they blend in as much as possible. You could also cover them with clips or bows! A view from the back of her Dutch pigtail braids! A great braid for short hair is a micro accent braid! My biggest tip for braiding short hair would be to add in small slices of hair rather than big ones. I did a small (micro) braid along a slightly curved deep part for anther cute and edgy look! You could also do another one next to it if you wanted a little more to the look, but I really liked how simple this one was. You can see how the part curves a little better from this view of the back. I ended the braid close to the head with an elastic that matched her hair. For our fourth style, we did a 3/4 french braid! Super simple but also super cute! You could do any type braid! It would also look cute using a Dutch braid or a fishtail braid! I loved the side view of this braid! I will for sure be doing this one next time she goes to gymnastics or swimming, whichever comes first! Our last braid is two four dutch lace braids into two loops in the back. Start off by parting the hair down the middle. On each side of the part, do a dutch lace braid, adding hair in from only the section closest to the part as you braid. Tie the braids together in the back with a small elastic and before you pull the hair all the way through to make a ponytail, leave it in a cute little loop! If the hair is a little bit longer, you could do a tiny bun. Repeat this directly under the braid you just did so you have two rows and two loops.
We will have to be coming up with lots more short hair braids in the future, so be sure to give us a follow over at our newly redesigned blog Abella’s Braids to see more as we do them!
Thanks for reading! See you again this time next month!
love these ideas! My daughter recently cut about 8 inches off her hair and is loving her shorter hair, but I’ve mostly been at a loss of what to do with it! Thanks!
Abella has been begging me for at least a year, probably closer to two years, to cut her hair. I posted a photo on Instagram with a question in the caption. “Abella has been begging me to cut her hair short, do you think I should let her do it?” Almost everyone said “YES!” So thanks to all of the good advice from my followers, we did it…and we haven’t regretted it for a second! I think she looks so cute and it really fits her personality! It’s for sure a lot harder to come up with braids but it’s pushed me to step out of my comfort zone! We wanted to show you that even if you have short hair, there are lots of cute braids you can still do!
This first braid (above) is three ladder braids. Start out with a part deep to one side. On the side with less hair, start out by doing a waterfall braid along the part. Under that one, do another waterfall braid, but incorporate the waterfall pieces from the one above it as you braid. Under that one, do a french braid. Incorporate the waterfall pieces from the second braid as you go. We braided each one to the ends and used elastics that matched her hair to tie them off.