Steven De Saeger - aka 'Sedas' - is an independent IT consultant with a passion for 'painting' & 'drawing' ...
He loves to make traditional paintings in oils or practise his art skills with digital paintings using 'Adobe Photoshop' or 'ArtRage'.
He lives with his lovely wife 'Geke' in 'Sint-Niklaas' ( a town in Belgium ) where he is currently following a 'nude model drawing' course at the local academy.
If you are serious about improving your art skills then I would recommend following the online art course "How To Become A Better Artist" by "Robert Chang".
This course will change your 'artistic' life ... guaranteed. It did for me ...
Not only will you sign up for a 6 week course full of detailed knowledge & advice but you will also get a 'life time' mentor as Rob states he will guide you whenever you are in need of artistic advice.
Richard Schmid is an americain living traditional oil paintings master whose book - Alla Prima 2 - is THE reference for any serious traditional oil painter.
I find this book very educational, informative, highly detailed about every aspect of oil painting and very inspiring.
This book is simply a 'must-have' for any oil painter.
If you are looking for some high-quality, top-crafted, hand made brushes then you should have a look at the excellent products of 'Rosemary & Co' brushes ..
I have used them myself for some years now and they do make a huge difference in oil painting handling & overall painting ...