Gouache paint continues to grow in popularity. Many beginners over recent years have taken up gouache paint as a friendly opaque medium. Also many experienced artists are getting out their gouache paint for a fresh approach to familiar subjects. Gouache paint is popular because it combines the opaque nature of acrylics and oils without the issues of solvents in oil paint and the permanent drying nature of acrylic paint.
But gouache brings its own technical issues. These hurdles can be a problem for beginners to deal with.
In this article I want to look at a powerful process for learning how to use the paint quickly and effectively.
Ask any professional artist what comes to mind with the words Daniel Smith they will most likely think of watercolor paints. For beginners and enthusiast artists the words Daniel Smith may be associated with expensive paints that they would not dream of spending money on.
Are Daniel Smith watercolors as good as they say and are they worth the money? More importantly for beginners and enthusiast watercolor artists are Daniel Smith watercolors a wise choice?
In this article I'm going to share my experience with Daniel Smith watercolors and give you a few painting demonstration videos to have a look at as well. I will also discuss the Daniel Smith watercolor dot charts and much more. Let us dive in .
Avoid this common mistake to ensure that your acrylic colors are strong, rich and vibrant every time. Many beginner artists prefer to paint with acrylics for many reasons. I also started with acrylics although I mostly use oils today. After years of using oils and then painting with acrylics again I understood the biggest challenge with acrylics.
To be fair what I have discovered is not a problem with acrylics so much. In most cases it is one fundamental mistake that artists are doing that spoils the vibrancy of acrylic paint.
In this article and video demonstration I'm going to dive into this issue and give you the solution to help you achieve vibrant acrylic color every time .
What is the Number One Challenge for beginner artists? Mixing color? Drawing accurately? What I find is that the biggest challenge for every new artist is how to control the massive amount of details in every scene. Composition and details are the most important hurdles that every beginner painter needs to overcome.
In this article and videos I'm going to share a simple trick that, when used correctly, will make painting any scene easier and more enjoyable. Find out how:
When the year 2020 kicked off we all had different plans. Perhaps your life was about to take off with new opportunities? You had your sights on a new career path? Holidays planned? All of these were impacted by a “black swan” event. The pandemic. From an economic viewpoint millions of people suffered and will continue to be negatively impacted. But some have survived and even thrived. No, not due to illegal activities, but rather through a simple thing called a side hustle.
In this article you will learn more about how you can start a side hustle for your creative activities. Plus resources you can use to build your side hustle.
Do you want to paint with more confidence? To paint looser and with expressive brushwork? If you are a fan of Impressionist painting, like the painting above by Claude Monet, then the answer will be an emphatic YES! But you cannot achieve these goals if you keep doing the same thing over and over. In this article I want to introduce you to the alla prima painting technique as a way to make a breakthrough in your painting.
How often have you asked yourself how you can improve your painting quickly? What are the secrets of professional artists? Why is it so difficult to make improvements to your painting? If you have had these thoughts then you are in good company. I was no different. It took me ages to figure my way through the maze of information. Then it clicked for me. Over the years I have been teaching the exact lessons I learned.
I call this the Language of Painting. In this article and free video lesson I will explain it all to you too. Join me.
How would you like to create landscapes in acrylics that are vibrant and compelling? The sort of landscape painting that grabs attention the moment you walk into a room? Of course we all want to do that. Sadly acrylic paintings often look flat and chalky. Overworked. Lacking the zing that acrylics should be giving you. Well I have experienced those issues myself. That journey resulted in my course Acrylic Painting for Beginners. But there was more to explore. The result? How to Paint Beautiful Landscape Paintings in Acrylics, the Master Series.
Find out more about it below.
Artists struggle to mix green color. This is the number one color issue that gets raised by beginner artists. You may relate to this especially since tube greens never help to solve the problem. In this article and demonstration I want to offer a solution. A way for you to start seeing the true color and then mixing it accurately.
Let us discover the secret to true green color.
Finally a way to provide more videos, live streams and demonstrations all in one place. More importantly for those of you that want them. Now with a private membership channel on my school you can join and get the extras you want for a very reasonable contribution. Sound interesting? Read on to see how you can get some monthly paining tutorials.