Folk Art Painting Patterns

Seven Tips for How to Paint Landscapes

March 5, 2014

How to paint landscapes takes time and study How to paint landscapes takes practice and time. Time to understand some specific guidelines about the subject. When I first began painting landscapes I tried to capture every little detail I saw.  I tried to paint the leaves on the trees, and every twig and branch I could see. I ended up […]

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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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Painting Leaves – What To Look For

November 24, 2012

When Painting Leaves what do artists look for? Leaves are the accessories of the flowers and fruit that we artists love to paint. They usually play a supporting role with in any floral composition and provide us with opportunities to repeat and carry color for harmony and contrast. In any painting they frame the flowers or […]

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Learn About Paint Brushes Part 2

July 15, 2012

In the previous blog entry, Learn About Paint Brushes Part 1, we talked about how different brushes create different strokes and styles in an art piece. The type of brush you use can help create a master piece. In our last post we discussed: Mops Dome Blender Angles Chisel Blender Filberts/Oval To finish our set, […]

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Learn About Paint Brushes Part 1

July 11, 2012

When painting, different brushes create different strokes and styles in your artwork. When reaching for a paintbrush, many believe that all paintbrushes are equal. Yes – all paint brushes will end with paint on your canvas, but to create the perfect design or art piece be sure to pick the right brush for the job. […]

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A Look into Asian Art

July 6, 2012

America has a wide range of art styles, many that can be found almost on a daily basis. Items such as the popular PopArt, Surreal, and even Cubism have roots based in the States. PopArt, in particular, is a very trendy style now, especially with the younger generation, taking a real life item and making […]

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Stepping Stones to Creating Original Art – Painting Patterns

May 9, 2012

Painting patterns and online art classes can be a great stepping stone to creativity Many artists want to paint their own original art. They want their canvas paintings to be unique and different right from the start. This is an excellent goal to work towards; however as a new artist just starting out, using painting […]

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Painting Roses – Rendered In Different Styles

November 28, 2011

Artists love Painting Roses! Roses are by far the most popular of all the flowers that artists paint. From their tightly wrapped buds to their full blown reaching petals, they have been captured in every imaginable style and pose. The painting possibilities are endless and so are the styles. Here are just a few to demonstrate […]

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