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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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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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3 Tips For Choosing Online Painting Lessons

November 18, 2013

Select An Online Painting Lesson The internet gives us the ability to find online painting lessons quite easily. How do we know we are getting a class or online painting lesson that will give us what we really need…relative to learning painting techniques and skills that is? To the average person looking for good painting […]

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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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Texture In Art

January 7, 2013

When we think of creating our own work of art there are so many things to consider: the support or surface, subject matter, background, light source, center of interest, and so forth. We know what makes up a good overall design: color management, value, and intensity control, creating a good focal point, line of design, […]

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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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Focal Area – Use It to Enhance Movement

November 24, 2012

Creating Movement, starting with the Focal Area – Design Concept Not all art forms rely on creating a ‘stand alone’ focal area. In the Russian Zhostovo style of decorative painting, successful designs use the focal area to create movement and flow. This Zhostovo artist draws the viewers eye from one area to another through the use of color, value and line. Sometimes artists […]

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Painters Block and Creativity On Demand!

November 10, 2012

“Painter’s Block” and Creativity On Demand! She’s a scary beast that visits from time to time. A Pandora who’s hiding in her box, just waiting to pounce if we only let her have a chance! Painter’s Block is a very real condition that many artists suffer with, including me. Both beginner and experienced artists are […]

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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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Encourage Creativity and Discover Power of Observation?

July 19, 2012

The famous young author, Anne Frank once said, “Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.” Take a moment to think about your own childhood… Were we encouraged to draw, paint or to be creative or was […]

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