Learn How to Paint Art for Personal Enjoyment

How to Define Painting Styles?

July 17, 2014

Painting Style is what you make it! Every artist‘s goal should be to understand different painting styles… This might better suggest the desired outcome of the learning process. As we experiment and explore, learning as we go, we find that some paintings appeal to us more than others. When this happens, we are actually honing […]

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A Personal Journey with Painting Patterns

March 5, 2014

Painting Patterns have helped countless beginning artists find their way. The artist’s personal journey can be daunting to navigate, especially for the student artist…There are choices to make, paths to travel and much to choose from. Just think about your own journey and the selection of painting media, styles and painting methods? For some this can make the learning […]

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What is a Painting Pattern?

March 4, 2014

What is a Painting Patterns and How do they Help the Aspiring Artist? Every budding artist dreams of painting an original masterpiece one day. The dream is often to become spontaneous and confident with one’s artwork. For many newer painters, just like the fast paced world we live in today, you’re anxious get on with […]

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How to Learn Painting via Written Instructions

August 9, 2013

Don’t snub your nose at reproducing someone’s design in an effort to learn painting. Whether you wish to become a fine artist or decorative artist you can learn painting from the work of other more experienced artists. You’ll be surprised at how much you can learn when painting from this type of exercise. Ways to […]

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Look At An Artist’s Magazine – Summer Inspiration

May 2, 2013

Get summer inspiration for artists from any artist’s magazine As the summer and warm weather rolls around, there is much opportunity to be inspired by. Many artists will turn to an artist’s magazine for inspiration while others love to experience painting outdoors. Regardless of your preference, the first thing you can observe is the abundance of color! Everywhere we look color […]

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How to Protect Paintings – Original Art

April 30, 2013

How to Protect Paintings for Your Future Enjoyment You spend hours painting a piece of  original art, painting and describing your ideas on the  canvas. But without the proper after care, your art will not maintain the beauty it started with. The most common ways a painting gets destroyed is with water damage, direct sunlight, […]

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Focal Area: How To Choose One?

November 23, 2012

How to determine which area could be the most interesting focal area? There are numerous ways to determine which area of the painting could be the most interesting for a focal area.  The number one way that comes to mind  is the area with the greatest contrasts.  We all know that too much of the […]

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Learn to Paint Fine Art – What does this mean?

August 15, 2012

Learn to Paint Fine Art – but don’t get pigeon holed as an artist! Two words… ‘Fine Art’ are  often used in different ways and serve a different end depending on the context they are used in. If used as a judgement to somehow pigeon hole an artist, it can be seen as a negative. It can suggest […]

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Online Art Classes Versus Videos -There is a difference!

July 30, 2012

Learn from the Painting Teacher… The modern way to learn to paint – Online art classes The goal of taking a painting class is to learn from the instructor and get feedback from someone with more experience. As a developing artist, the student painter is in need of instructor feedback to help build their confidence […]

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Learn to Paint – Are you pointed in the right direction?

May 10, 2012

Learn to Paint with four time saving tips! So you started to paint a few years ago…you dabbled and played around with paint. You went to the nearest art supply store; the clerk had you buy a handful of brushes, a few tubes of paint, bottles of liquid ‘stuff’ and several canvas surfaces. Now what? […]

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