Australian Artist Magazine
Sketching Cambodia feature article in Australian Artist Magazine
Craig shares his tips with readers for getting the most out of holiday sketching.
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Beach scenes in summer are the memories we love to share
with others of those golden days with the family relaxing
by the water.
Favourite haunts and classic scenes are all fodder for Craig's brush and there is no shortage of commission work and sales over the holiday period.
The beautiful blues that dominate this beach scene on the cover of Australian Artist magazine was chosen by the editor to highlight that holiday feeling that many of Craig's paintings evoke.
They are a just a joy to have on the wall at any time of the year but particularly relevant around Christams on the run up to the holidays.
Just Attack It! Published by Australian Artist Magazine
Setting a deadline when painting from photos encourages spontaneity and originality.
"I think that to paint a successful painting is not so much to have tamed the beast, rather to have been taken along for the ride and still be there at the end of the experience. For me painting is like life ... give yourself enough skills, knowledge and integrity, and then set yourself free to take what is thrown your way. You don't need to tame and control the painting for magic to happen ... you just need to be there at the end."
Craig paints the well known and colorful Ormiston Gorge in Central Australia.
Painting in Cambodia - The Artist Magazine UK
Craig Penny finds an abundance of subject material in the local villages, markets, Angkor Wat temples and streets of Siem Reap in Cambodia.
Here Craig recreates a scene in acrylics and offers advice on working from photographs.
Top selling art magazine in the UK and around the world, The Artist magazine has a "how to article" by Craig demonstraing his technique with acrylics in a typical local river village scene in Siem Reap near Angkor Wat temples.
"We sat and sketched this scene on the riverbank on our last Painting Holiday" says Craig, "it was a fantastic day out where we produced several watercolours to capture the moment, took some photos on the iPad and I have used these to aid me in painting this urban riverscape that is so unique to this region".