Ran Art Blog

Ran Art Blog© is a blog dedicated for art lovers.

This website includes drawing and painting galleries, free tutorials, art supply reviews, unique tips for this site by leading painters and much more.

*At the bottom of this page, you will find a short guidance on how to use this website for both beginners and intermediate artists.

Realistic Oil Paintings

Below is a selection of my realistic oil paintings, more can be found in the blog section.

I paint mainly animals, landscapes, seascapes and paintings by order.

Seascape Oil Paintings

Ocean wave oil painting Seascape oil painting, ocean wave 90/60cm

Landscape Oil Paintings

Landscape oil painting, path in forest Landscape oil painting, path in the forest 60/40cm
Landscape oil painting, tree & sunset Landscape oil painting, sunset behind tree 40/30cm
Landscape oil painting, meadow & trees Landscape oil painting, trees in a meadow 60/40cm

The atmosphere has a profound effect on landscape painting.

Color, brightness values and edges are used to create the illusion of depth.

The further away an object is from the observer, the contrast between the object and its' surrounding will decrease and so does the contrast of its texture.

The object color will become less saturated and its color will deviate toward the sky color depending on its distance and climate conditions.

Animal Kingdom Oil Paintings

Realistic flamingo oil painting Flamingo, oil painting 60/40cm
Realistic bird oil painting, animal kingdom Bird, oil painting 60/40cm
Giraffe realistic oil painting Giraffe, oil painting 60/40cm
Oryx realistic oil painting, animal kingdom Oryx, oil painting 90/60cm

Painting animals 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.

Additional Galleries

Hand-picked, inspiring painters: painting tips by talented painters.

Must-see pet & animal painters: Professional Pet Portrait Painters.

Realistic, figurative drawings: Pencil Drawing Gallery.

How to Use this Website

The core of this website is its blog.

It took a lot of time and effort to create it, and it is constantly updated with fresh & helpful content.

It features guides, tips & techniques, art and craft articles and reviews for materials I use on a daily basis.

Blog: drawing and painting tutorials.

For the intermediate artist, you can choose a specific article, depending on your interest.

For example, a guide for still life composition, tutorial on how to draw ANY tree with pen and ink or a review for pencil drawing materials.

If you are a beginner though, you might want to read the articles in a certain order:

Start by learning how to draw cartoon characters from observation, to practice precision drawing (which is super important).

Then, you can read about the illusion of depth when drawing (15 methods to create depth) and finally, realistic pencil drawing guide.

Once you know how to draw, you can learn how to paint realism and how to mix colors for oil painting.