how to paint

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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Focal Area:Raindrops On Roses!

November 24, 2012

What details can we add to help us create the best ‘focal Area’ in a floral composition? As we learn how to paint flowers we also learn more about making them stand out in dramatic floral paintings, we also learn that water drops or dew drops can add sparkle and interest like none other! These little […]

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Learn To Draw – Art Apprentice Online Is Not Just For Painting

July 27, 2012

Learn to Draw with just a few drawing supplies! When you think about art, many immediately turn to painting and lump the two together. There are many forms of art, including drawing. Drawing is a great way to ease into a new skill. Before you begin, there’s a few items you’ll need for drawing. To […]

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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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Try Something New Today.

April 7, 2012

The great thing about painting is that it isn’t bound to certain standards. There are no rules one must follow to create a masterpiece. If you look at some of the greatest painters, you’ll see that their talents are very different, as our their paintings. We have more traditional pieces, and more realistic pieces such […]

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Painting For Beginners – What is “blending” and why is it important?

March 24, 2012

Painting For Beginners can start with learning a blending painting technique. The art of blending is an important painting technique for the novice painter to learn. Realistic painting styles that have gone down in history all incorporate blending into their art. But what is blending? And why is it considered an important  painting technique when teaching painting […]

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Reading To Start Painting Your First Painting?

March 19, 2012

Painting is as ancient as human civilization itself. Cave paintings have been found all over the world which were created by forest dwelling humans thousands of years ago. It can be said to be the oldest form of art and even after so many years, it still fascinates countless artists who have dedicated their lives […]

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Find your inspiration in unlikely places.

January 27, 2012

When it comes time to sit down and paint, sometimes it can be hard to muster up the will to do so. You may drag your feet, find chores to do, anything that keeps you away from your canvas. This is the perfect time to sit down and work through the road block. But what […]

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Tips For Painting Landscapes

January 16, 2012

There are several options to consider when painting landscapes. From the design style, how the artist portrays the landscapes, the size of the painting, and several other considerations must be made prior to starting to paint the landscapes on a canvas.  This will ensure the quality and the look that the artist is trying to […]

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How To Get Motivated To Paint

January 3, 2012

In today’s world, we have so many things that constantly demand our time.  So how do we make time to paint if it’s our hobby?  Sometimes, it’s just a matter of pushing ourselves a little.  Give ourselves a “deadline” so to speak for when we want our painting to be completed. Other times, it may […]

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