Have you ever reached about half way into your painting only to realise that the painting is not going well? That point where you have to scrape back the paint and start again? Or maybe abandon the painting altogether? I have done all of those many times. Yes it is part of the learning curve. But I did learn where the main problem was.
The truth is that a painting's success is often determined before you even start painting. Plus you can tell withing fifteen to twenty minutes that it is not going to be a success. The lesson that I learned was that the preparation and start of the painting determined the painting's success.
In most cases a good start meant that the painting would finish off well. Not every time, but the odds improve dramatically when you get the right start. This saves time, frustration, paint and gives you confidence to keep developing your skills.
I have had the time over the years to work out a process that reduces the chance of messing up the painting. This does not mean a regimented system. Not at all! It simply means a process that follows logically while leaving you with the freedom to express yourself.
I call this process The Perfect Start to Painting Success.
The process also covers how the initial stages of the painting can be completed. All of these elements work together to make the remainder of the painting simpler to accomplish. You do not spend your time trying to correct fundamental problems from the beginning stages.
Sound worth trying out? This process has been put into a mini-course that you can access for free. Simply click on the link for more information and enroll.
The course will be emailed to you in a series of five lessons. Every two days you will receive video lessons that explain the process. You can then practice what you learn before the next lesson arrives.
This is meant to be a fun introduction that will teach you the most important stage of your painting process. Suitable for beginners too.
Please send me your comments or questions about the lessons and I will try to help you with your painting problems. Also share this with your artist friends if it could help them too. Click on the button below for more information.
Malcolm Dewey: Artist. Country: South Africa