A painting is considered complete when the artist feels that the painting has achieved their intended vision and is ready to be presented to the public. Sounds easy, but in reality this stage is difficult. Many doubts plague artists so here are seven important tips you can use to help you complete your painting with confidence.
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If you are looking for an essential collection of painting tutorials, demonstrations and reviews of art materials then you are in the right place. In fact there are over 350 videos as of writing this article. Painting mediums include oils, acrylics, gouache and even watercolor and pastel. Find out more about accessing this trove of painting tutorials below.
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Young adults today face a number of challenges. They struggle to balance their busy schedules, studies, juggle multiple jobs and deal with financial issues. In addition, they often lack confidence and self-esteem.
Painting has long been considered a therapeutic art form. The practice helps young adults develop skills such as creativity, problem solving, communication, and critical thinking. If you want to improve your life as a young adult then it is time to consider painting.
Take a look at the benefits that you can enjoy from your art journey:
Do you enjoy a good art book during your downtime from painting? That is probably a big YES! Artists love to read about other artists, get inspiration or learn about new techniques. Maybe it has something to do with the individualistic nature of painting. We love to have private time to reflect and think about creativity. With that in mind and the coming holiday season, I compiled a list of books from my library. See if you want to add any of these titles to your library.
Who can resist painting an Autumn scene? I am sure that most landscape painters have tried it. Warm reds, deep yellows and orange hues make for a tempting subject. These scenes look simple at first, but prove to be a challenge to get them to read correctly. Add in reflections over a lake and the problems are multiplied. In this article I want to create an Autumn scene with rich colors and reflections that convey the idea of serenity. Not overstated and not photo-realistic either.
Do you enjoy paging through art books? Looking at top quality photos of paintings can be soothing to the soul. Inspirational too. Plus you can learn something about the artist's process or approach to painting. Yes, we love art books! I have a bookcase full of them and they are precious to me. Now I am happy to announce the release of my first coffee table art book. Learn more about it below.
We love Impressionist painting! That color, light, brushwork and so satisfying depictions of everyday scenes. No wonder so many artists want to learn that loose, Impressionist style. In this article and tutorial you will learn seven important techniques the Impressionists like to use. Adapt these techniques and practice them to give your paintings that loose and Impressionist feel.
How to start and grow your art business? In this episode of How to Loosen Up Your Painting Podcast my guest, Fiona Valentine, provides excellent tips for creative entrepreneurs. From planning to taking the first steps into your full time art business, Fiona's wealth of knowledge will help you. Jump in to this value packed episode.
By Malcolm Dewey, Professional artist and teacher
Are you tired of your paintings looking tight, lifeless and lacking the spark you were aiming for? This is very likely due to overworking your painting. In this article and video tutorial I'm going to show you a few tips and tricks that should be able to help you solve this problem. A few ideas and techniques you can pull out of thin air when you're really struggling to get your painting looking fresh and vibrant.
Do you want to loosen up your painting style? Are you looking for something more expressive that is not so tight and lifeless? In this article you will see two Impressionist paintings of the same scene. One more traditional and the other more expressive. Both are loose and painterly. This variety of tyle and approach makes loosening up your painting exciting and rewarding.
Watch the video demonstrations then try out the paintings for yourself.