Samples inspired by Shin Kwangho

These are the first two samples I did using acrylics and pallet knifes. 

With the first one I went with cool tones dark colours for the background to make the subject bright and vibrant. I found it quite difficult to add defintion with the pallet knife because the colours began to blend in when trying to move the paint to create lines.

For the second one I kept to warm bright colours and used little pieces of cardboard to give the hair texture and create definition and line to show the facial features.

I found it quiet difficult to keep the colour I wanted because it kept mixing when I added on paint, working with acrylic for me was not a success because it dried quickly and didn’t keep the colour.


Peter Wileman

Peter Wileman has worked in the field of art and design for over forty years. Peter’s style is bold and strong, both in the use of colour and handling of paint, as he explores the effect of light on his subject. Looking for atmosphere through light and colour, he works in varying steps of abstraction.

Peter Wileman says

My painting is all about light and how we see it and react to it. It is what drives artists on. It is why most of us paint. Yet light can be as elusive as a wisp of smoke as we try to capture it in all its many moods. My brush is never still. For me, painting is as much a part of the day as eating and sleeping.  In fact, it’s more important than that, more like breathing! I could not imagine a single day passing without talking about, reading about, or actually taking part in some kind of activity concerning art. Like a moth is drawn to a flame, a painter is drawn to the light, and although I have tried to express myself with painting in many different forms, mediums and styles over the years, my path has lead me inexorably, like so many others before me, to try and capture that elusive quality of light, that only a shimmering sunset, dawn of a new day, dazzling sparkle of reflection off both sea and river presents to one who is prepared to both look and see.

Robert Roth

Roth grew up in the historic seaside village of Cold Spring Harbor, New York. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design.

Robert approaches his work by creating from nature, “ I like to be spontaneous, by abstracting the forms I try to create a sense of mood and atmosphere.” He combines a variation of textures and shapes blended with quick brush strokes to create a sense of lost and found. Throughout his travels, he is always recording from life. Roth is also particularly inspired by the likes of Degas, Vuillard, Diebenkorn, and Picasso.

I really like Roth’s work, his use of colour is my favorite and the way they blend into each other. majority of his landscape paintings are the same but the colour of the sky is what differentiates them

William Scott

William Scott was a British artist know for still life and abstract painting. In 1950s Scott as known as a pioneer of abstraction in Britain.

Scott claimed he was an abstract painter in the way he felt. The pans and fruit were uninteresting in themselves; they were simply “the means of making a picture”, which was a study in space, form and colour. So basically, they were the shapes he chose that they were never just pans and crockery.

Most of his geometric abstract work was repetitive and teach painting had its own set of colours, some were cool toned and different shades of blue others where  warm toned and some where muted.

I like his abstract work because the image is not obvious it takes time to work out, and each person would end up with a different answer.



Diebenkorn was born in Portland in April 22nd 1922, he was an American painter. From the age of four/five he was continually drawing, in 1940 Diebenkorn entered Stanford University, where he met his first two artistic mentors, professor and muralist Victor Arnautoff and Daniel Mendelowitz, with whom he shares a passion for the work of Edward Hopper. Hopper’s influence can be seen in Diebenkorn’s representational work of this time.

During the 1950s and 1960s, Diebenkorn’s method of painting and drawing shifted to a more florid style as he began to experiment with figure studies and still life painting. Still including figurative and landscape images, the artist incorporated a calligraphic form of art into the landscape, giving rise to the term ‘abstract landscape’.

Diebenkorn’s art technique deviated from the concept of abstract expressionism even further in 1965 to explore a more figurative form of art, one that exhibited moderately flat, planar fields of colour, balance in geometric shapes, and smaller space of craft.

As a painter who moved back and forth between abstract and figural paintings throughout his career, Richard Diebenkorn was not necessarily a revolutionary artist, but a tremendous contributor to the evolution of art through his version of abstract expressionism.

Oscar-Claude Monet

Claude Monet was a founder of French impression painting and the most constant practitioner of movements.

Monet’s determination of documenting the French countryside led him to paint the same scene many times to capture the changing of light and the passing of the seasons.

Monet wanted to capture the spirit of the natural world using strong, bold colours and short brushstrokes.

The constants in Monet’s landscapes are water and reflection. In most of Monet’s painting there isnt a variety of different colours, he uses different shades and tones of a colour of colours and they are very muted.

Examples are:

  • Wheatstack (Sun in the Mist)
  • Haystacks: Snow Effect 1891
  • Morning on the Seine near Giverny 1897
  • Le Parlement 1904



I thought a lot about this theme and to be honest I found it very difficult. I had a few good ideas but the work i could to with them was limited so i settles with the sub theme of landscapes also abstract landscapes.

landscapes are everywhere around us and its something we see on a daily but majority of the time we don’t really capture the beauty of it. Landscapes hold inspiration, beauty and creativity