Ran Art Blog
I created Ran Art Blog© to share my knowledge and experience as an artist and an art instructor.
You will find free tutorials, tips, and techniques, in the blog section.
Below is a selection of my realistic oil paintings.
Seascape Oil Paintings
The atmosphere has a profound effect on landscape painting.
Color, brightness values and edges are used to create the illusion of depth.
Explore 15 methods (with many examples) in my guide for drawing the illusion of depth.
Landscape Oil Paintings
Atmospheric perspective is the method we use for landscape painting:
- The further away is an object from the observer, the contrast between the object and its surroundings will decrease, and so does the contrast of its texture.
- The color of the object will become less saturated and will deviate toward the sky color, depending on its distance and climate conditions.
Learn more about realistic painting in my guide on how to paint realism (8 key fundamentals).
Animal Kingdom Oil Paintings
Wildlife painting requires consideration in the anatomical structure and accuracy in details.
Colors are important too. Each animal, like any object, is identified by its unique hue, which acts as its fingerprint.
Find out more in my guide on how to mix colors for oil painting.
Where to go next?
The core of this website is its blog!
It took time and effort to create it, and is constantly updated with fresh & helpful content.
It includes tutorials like how to draw in a realistic style, how to draw ANY tree with pen and ink, and guides for beginners.
Advanced artists can enjoy guides on perspective drawing and drawing from imagination.