Latest news and photos from Gary Armer’s art studio.

Behind the Scenes Photoshoot

Earlier this year I welcomed Munich based photographer and good friend of mine Philip Hyndman to the studio for a behind the scenes photoshoot. Philip is an incredibly talented photographer who is currently exploring the working practices of different creatives from across Europe. He wanted to capture shots of me painting a portrait from [...]

April 6th, 2018|In the Studio|

Sight-size Portraiture at LARA

To help broaden my portfolio I’ve recently been studying the principles of sight-size portraiture and alla prima painting, culminating in a portrait masterclass at LARA (The London Atelier of Representational Art) earlier this month. In summary, sight-size portraiture is a method of painting whereby the artist makes most observations of the sitter from a distance, [...]

September 29th, 2016|In the Studio|

Experimenting with Flesh Tones

I have been experimenting with some colour mixing exercises in the studio recently and painted a particularly useful flesh tones chart. The purpose of this particular exercise is to try and mix as many different flesh tone hues from limited colour palettes. I created a grid made up of 7 rows of 10 rectangles on [...]

June 14th, 2016|In the Studio|