asked : Hey just found your work today. The colours you use and the mood you have in each piece is really amazing, do you incorporate photos into your paintings for texture and value structure? The lighting seems very realistic. Your painting style reminds me of another artists who does the same thing, if not though would be interested to know what kinds of area you specifically studied to get those skills, like do you do a lot of colour studies and mood lighting referencing from films etc? Thanks :)
See below regarding photography.
As far as lighting, I haven’t done much in the way of film study but have certainly spent a good deal of time with color in isolated study, meaning I would concentrate only upon color. I think the best advice I can give is to study light in terms of physics, this website is a great resource in those regards:
I’d also recommend buying Richard Schmid’s Alla Prima, it’s most affordable directly:
Thanks for the kind words, hope that helps !