Today you will discover the five important techniques that every oil painter needs to know. In fact, if you paint with acrylics or gouache, these techniques will also be useful to you. All these techniques are important and you'll use some a lot, others not so much. I'll probably use four out of five of these very often. It does depend on your style of painting, but it is good to have a working knowledge of all of these techniques. Let us begin!
Do you have goals for your painting? Many artists struggle to find time to paint with all their other commitments. Others are driven by a need to produce even better paintings, always searching for new techniques and colors. This article is all about enjoying the creative process and achieving rewarding results - not relying on a magic wand! Plus download your FREE e-book.
Read on to discover how the enthusiastic painter can gain success.
Have you considered painting en plein air before? Also known as outdoor painting, this idea of painting out in the midst of the subject is not new. Mae famous by the Impressionists in the late 1800s, plein air painting is very popular today. But if you are hesitant then this free book may help you to get started with this exciting painting adventure.
In this fun short course you will learn 10 essential tips for beginners painting in watercolors. Whether you're new to watercolors or just looking to improve your technique, these tips will remind you how to get the most out of your materials and create beautiful, vibrant watercolor paintings. Start now for free.
Painting trees is an essential skill that every landscape painting will struggle with. Trees come in many shapes and sizes, just like people. For the artist there are several tried and tested techniques that make painting trees easier. This article provides five top tips plus a demonstration video. If you feel up to you can take a short quiz and win a prize too. Lets begin!
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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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.