How to develop your loose painting technique? In this article I'll be looking important questions asked by artists who are struggling to loosen up their painting style. Importantly how to stop themselves from falling back into old habits. Are you trying to loosen up your painting style to get a more impressionist look? But do you always seem to fall back into the safety of a tight style? This is the issue that we want to solve in this article.
Plus you can try an amazing exercise to break these habits. Take a look!
Do you want to improve your painting? If yes, do you want regular positive feedback and participate with like minded artists and have a fun experience too? No pressure. Just painting and building your skills. Sounds too good to be true, but it is exactly what I wanted to create in my Artist's Live Channel. This vision is now a reality, but don't take my word for it. Come and see for yourself.
Do you find that FUD is affecting your creativity? If you're not sure what FUD is and how this is impacting you, stick around, I'm going to explain it all in a moment. Yes, this video is still about painting, and I'm going to be showing you a demonstration soon, but if you're not sure what FUD means, it's something that is used a lot in the investing world at the moment. A lot of artists are struggling with this condition in their creative lives. In this article I'm going to explain how you can get your creativity back on track. Then we are going to paint!
If you want to paint powerful paintings, you need to know about getting the key to your painting. Many professional artists spend a lot of time working out a key to access the scene they want to paint. The key determines the mood and impact of each painting. If you are not sure how to find the key or even what this means then read on. There is also a video to demonstrate this concept easily.
Feeling stuck with your painting? In this video lesson you will find inspiration to take on your painting fears. This is the way to progress with your painting. For many artists taking risks is scary, but I believe it is the best way to break through to new levels of painting. Watch as I put these ideas into action in the video below.
Contemporary Impressionism, New-Impressionism, Painterly style - whatever description you use the expectation remains the same. You expect a style of painting that is bold, packed with big juicy brushwork, suggested details, simplification of shapes and a little mystery too. These paintings are representational, but often flirt close to abstraction.
This approach to painting has been my guiding light for the past ten years or more. The loose, painterly approach is exciting, different and often frustratingly elusive. One of the artists that is pushing the boundaries of Neo-Impressionism is Russian artist Bato Dugarzhapov.
Are you an artist, small business owner or entrepreneur? If so then you have had to think about keeping your finances in order. You are thinking about tax returns, bookkeepers and how to make a profit. That is a lot of stress. Where do you start? Well you are in luck because my guest on An Artist's Journey Podcast episode 46 is dedicated to help you gain your financial sanity.
Read on to discover how you master your finances today.
Are you looking for top quality acrylic paint? In this article I'm comparing professional and student grade acrylics. More specifically one of the top brands, Golden Heavy Body acrylics. Plus there is a full demonstration video for you to see the acrylic paints in action. Do these heavy body acrylics provide a real alternative to oils?
Can your art become a real business? These days more creatives are looking for alternate sources of income through their art. If you have employment, which is good, you may still be looking for something on the side that is fun to do. Perhaps you want to exit formal employment and start your own business making art? All of this is possible, as I have discovered myself. Using the right tools and resources makes this much easier.
I thought it would be fun to share my NEW favorite tools and resources for side hustle success with you. *
Composition is critically important. Picking the right subject and then deciding what to do with it will make the difference between successful paintings and flops. So taking your time with assessing the subject and then deciding on the format cannot be wished away. In this article I will introduce you to the principles of design. Then demonstrate how I compose a painting from a photograph.