painting as a hobby

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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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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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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Paint Your Family Life with Happiness and Fun – Learn to Paint

September 23, 2012

Bring Creative Expression into your Home when you Learn to Paint! A happy family life is one of the greatest gifts we can give our kids. With a little pre-planning, we can make time each week for creative family activities. Any activity that brings the family together for fun, and creative expression will encourage bonding, building […]

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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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Tulip, Tulips and More Tulips! The Beauty of A Single Flower!

April 14, 2012

Painting Tulips – Know the History of this Beautiful Flower… What is the first image you have when you hear the word Holland? We automatically think of the Tulip flower, correct? What is little known is that this radiant flower was first introduced to Europe in 1554 via Turkey and took Europe by storm during the […]

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Canvas Paintings

April 9, 2012

The history of Canvas Paintings goes back hundreds of years! Have you ever wondered where and how folks started to make canvas paintings? It’s a long story, and art historians have recorded it well, but it all started in Venice Italy. Since canvas is made out of fabric, canvas was first used to make the […]

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Painting Tips – How To Paint Trees

February 20, 2012

If you are an artist that is just beginning to learn the proper steps to paint, there are some important painting tips to remember. A beginning artist may want to start painting trees because they are not too difficult and can be a good starting point. Trees look good in many landscape paintings. Trees are […]

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Tips On Buying Watercolor Paint and Painting Supplies

January 30, 2012

Be Prepared and Ready to Paint If you are passionate about painting or if you know an artist then you definitely understand how important your painting supplies are.  Having the best painting supplies on hand ensures whenever an artistic idea pops up or the creative mood hits, you can be prepared and ready to paint […]

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7 Tips On Buying Oil Painting Supplies

January 25, 2012

Getting Started with Oil Painting Supplies Painting is a relaxing hobby that many people pursue. However to pursue oil painting, there are various oil painting supplies you need to first buy. As oil painting materials are rather expensive, and there are so many types of supplies to choose from, here are some tips on buying […]

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