Artlover’s Guide to Painting is a blog about the creative process and painting techniques.
The main themes of this blog include: Abstract Expressionism, contemporary art, figurative painting, landscape painting, oil painting, portrait painting and watercolor painting.
This blog is written by an art collector who has been collecting art for 20 years.
I have always been interested in the creative process and how some artists can create good work over time. I have also created several paintings over the years and I am currently working on a series of paintings based on photographs. This blog is my attempt to share my experience in the hope that it will help other artists or at least make their own journey a little easier.
This blog’s purpose is not to be a guide on how to become an artist, but rather how to develop as an artist.”
If you love painting, or have always wanted to take it up, you’ve come to the right place. I’m an artist and art teacher with over 25 years experience whose work has been featured in exhibitions and art fairs across the country. I’ve created this blog as a resource for anyone interested in learning about the creative process and painting techniques.
Here you will find free step-by-step demonstrations, tutorials and reviews of various painting mediums, supplies and books. I hope you enjoy browsing around. If you have any questions, please contact me using the “Contact” link above.
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This blog is dedicated to the discussion of painting techniques and inspiration, but is also a forum for Art Lovers to share their love of Art and discuss all things visual. The information contained herein is provided free or at a minimal cost. There are no claims to the accuracy or validity of the information contained herein and it should not be used in place of consulting a licensed professional or expert where applicable. Please note that this site contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of our product links, we may receive a small commission**
Painting a masterpiece is not easy. No one can tell you how to paint a masterpiece. However, there are tips and techniques that can help. This blog will provide you with the information you need to create your own masterpieces.
Have you ever considered learning how to paint? Understandably, many people feel intimidated by the idea. The idea of painting as a creative outlet is one that many people feel they cannot achieve.Painting is often seen as something that requires years of training and an expensive art class for anyone hoping to create a good painting. It may seem like an impossible task for the average individual.
The reality is that anyone can learn how to paint, even on their own with no prior experience. All it takes is some time and some practice, and you will be able to create your own beautiful artworks. Even if you have never used any tools other than a crayon before, you can learn how to paint!
To help you get started, this article will take a look at some ways that you can begin painting on your own right away. These steps are easy to follow and require no prior experience with art or painting whatsoever!
The artist with the most creative energy and focus is able to paint with the least amount of effort. The painting will then appear to flow effortlessly from the brush without the artist having to struggle or fight against the canvas. The finished painting will be a product of inspiration instead of perspiration.
Trying too hard can cause tension in your hands, arms, and shoulders as well as in your mind. Your hands may grip the brush too tightly, preventing you from making fluid brushstrokes. You may experience feelings of frustration and anger about your painting, which may make you want to rush through it quickly in order to get the whole thing over with. This kind of attitude will cause your mind to race and your muscles to tense up even more, causing you to lose control and ruin what could have been a great piece of work.
If you are experiencing this type of frustration while painting, try taking a break for a few minutes or even hours and then come back to the painting with fresh eyes. Sometimes getting away from a painting for awhile allows you to return with renewed enthusiasm and a clearer perspective on what needs to be done.
Painting is a complex and technical process, requiring skill, patience and creativity. By taking a few basic steps, you can capture your experiences in the most beautiful way possible. The first step is to choose your medium.
When you paint, you are mixing and applying colors to a surface. You must decide which of these two approaches appeals to you:
1) Watercolors are paintings created using water-soluble pigments that do not mix with the water itself. These paints have a very transparent quality, meaning that they are able to create vibrant colors while still allowing the natural color of the paper or canvas to show through.
2) Acrylics, on the other hand, are made using synthetic polymer resins that dry into a hard plastic film when exposed to air. Acrylics create opaque paintings with rich colors that completely cover the surface of the paper or canvas.
Once you have decided which medium you want to work with, it is time to choose your colors. Watercolors come in an array of hues and shades that mimic any color imaginable. They also allow for countless variations of tints and shades by adding white or black watercolor paint to your mix. Acrylics offer similar versatility in their ability to mix, blend and shade