How to paint better sounds like a simple aim and worthy goal. After all artists look to express themselves through their work. A natural progression in painting skills and technique is desirable. Yet too often beginners get bogged down making the same mistakes over and over. It is time to break this pattern.
Today I want to share three powerful painting techniques you can use to grow your painting skills quickly.
Talk to any artist about art materials and three topics always come up: Price, quality and availability. One art materials retailer promises to quickly improve all of those issues. Art Savings Club is a South African art supply store that is using its online presence to bring affordable and top quality art supplies to local artists.
I talk to Andre Ruthven, owner of Art Savings Club, about this welcome initiative.
One area of the painting process that shakes the confidence of most beginners is how to mix color. For this reason many artists opt to buy every tube color they think may come in handy. Unfortunately this becomes an expensive and frustrating exercise. Especially since fancy tube colors are seldom used or required.
In this painting tutorial I am going to shed light on one important color mixing topic. One that will help painting beginners unlock new potential when mixing paint colors. Plus watch the step by step painting demonstration video below.
Ideally you should start each day inspired to paint your finest work. New subjects come to mind during the night and fire you up to begin your new masterpiece. Unfortunately the reality is many artists quickly lose ideas and inspiration for painting. Life's mundane chores and routines get in the way. But there are ways to keep yourself inspired with new ideas for months at a time.
In this article we look at great ways to keep your creative juices flowing. Plus a visit to the Bathurst Agricultural Show (2018) provides me with many new subject ideas.
Malcolm Dewey: Artist. Country: South Africa