Painting with the Zorn Palette

Every so often I like to experiment with a limited palette, and the Zorn palette (or Apelles palette if you insist), is probably the best known, and one that’s always fun to come back to. I feel like I have a better grasp of it with every painting I use it for.

Some recent paintings

I’ve got into a bad habit of relying on Instagram for sharing new paintings, but I realise not everyone is on there, so I thought I’d share some recent work here…

The Duel oil painting by Dan Johnson

Monkey Island: The Duel

I’ve been a big fan of point and click adventure games for as long as I can remember, and it all started with one very special game, which was released for the Amiga when I was 10 years old – The Secret of Monkey Island.

Self Portrait at 40

I had my 40th birthday last month, so I thought I’d paint a self-portrait to mark the occasion.

Wim Hof Portrait Raffle for Masks for NHS Heroes

UK healthcare workers on the frontline are risking themselves daily without adequate protection to care for sick patients with COVID-19. In an effort to raise some funds for Masks For NHS Heroes, I am holding a raffle for my two oil portraits of The Iceman, Wim Hof (see below).

Teachers of a Self-Guided Artist: Richard Robinson

This is the ninth in a series of portraits called Teachers of a Self-Guided Artist. Check out the intro post The Self-Taught Myth to read more about it. (Note that the banners and some of the links to Richard’s website below are affiliate links, which means that I will receive a commission if you purchase via those links). I …

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