If you are a painter, one of the biggest benefits of painting in bulk is that you never run out of paint.
When I first started working with acrylics, I was fascinated by how quickly they dried. This was especially interesting because I was already used to oil paints which have a reputation for being slow-drying.
Acrylics dry so quickly that you can put down a wash without any fear of it drying before you’re ready for it to be there. You can even apply acrylic paint over other acrylic paint without any fear of it “bleeding” under layers of wet paint. Once applied, it’s done! No waiting for hours or days for layers to cure/dry/whatever before you can move on to the next step in your painting process.
One thing that I’ve noticed painters do sometimes is buy large amounts of paint and then go through them very slowly because they don’t use that color very often and the paints eventually dry up. This is especially noticeable when they buy smaller tubes instead of larger tins. The only way around this is to get storage units like these which will hold more paints than your palette normally would and allow them to stay liquid much longer.
These are some examples of what the average person might consider “good
It is tough out there for an artist. You have to deal with rejection, with the difficulty of making a living in a world that prizes the popular and shuns the obscure, with the vagaries of artistic temperament and inspiration which can at times make you feel as if you are on a wild roller coaster ride of emotions.
The one thing that most artists have in common is that they tend to create their art piece by piece. Some even argue that this is essential to their own creative process. But it could be argued that perhaps artists could enjoy some benefits by taking a different approach and painting in bulk.
Telling someone who paints in bulk to paint more slowly may seem like telling someone who runs a mile every day to run less every week or telling someone who cooks every night to cook less often. But there are some good reasons why artists might want to consider trying painting in bulk:
1) Painting in bulk helps eliminate your weakest work – You tend to paint faster when you paint in bulk rather than small daily paintings. That means that your weaker work will be eliminated faster because it will never get the chance to dry properly or harden up enough for you to touch it up or add colors over top of it.
2) Painting in bulk can save money because
Painting is a very difficult skill to master. It takes a lot of time and effort to become a good painter. There are many ways to practice painting, but I have found that the best way is to paint as much as possible. This idea may seem counterproductive and even hard to believe. In fact, it may be counter-intuitive.
Trying to paint more can seem like the opposite of improving your skills and limiting your creativity. This is especially true if you only paint one or two paintings at a time and then put them away for months or longer before attempting another project. Many people have found that painting in bulk is the most effective way to improve their painting skills quickly.
One of the benefits of painting in bulk is that it enables you to learn from your mistakes faster than you would if you were simply working on a single painting for an extended period of time. When you paint in bulk, the paintings are often similar so you can see what works and what doesn’t over a greater number of paintings. Another benefit is it enables you to experiment with different styles without having to commit all your time and energy into one piece. You can experiment with different mediums, different compositions, different subject matter, etc., without committing yourself completely with just one idea.
Painting in bulk is a great way to make art fast, but it’s also a great way to make your time more efficient. For example, I’ll take a brief moment to talk about the 10-5-5 method of painting.
Taken from this article, the 10-5-5 method is as follows:
1. Work for 10 minutes nonstop on your piece.
2. Take a 5 minute break to do something else (like check email or play on Facebook).
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 four times, and then take a longer break.
The reason that this works is because it prevents you from getting stuck on one part of the painting process for too long without seeing anything else in the work (a common occurrence when you’re working step-by-step and adding detail with each step). It also helps you to separate your creative brain from your routine brain (so that you don’t burn yourself out by doing all one task continuously). Additionally, it helps you keep track of time so that you don’t end up spending hours on something that could have been done in 30 minutes if you’d kept track of time!**
I paint in batches, and I recommend you try it as well. It’s not a method that will work for every painter, but I think it’s a good one, and I can tell you from experience that it helps me to paint more often.
It’s hard to know where to begin when you have the urge to start something new. You don’t really know where you’re going with it until you’ve gotten through some steps, and that requires some commitment. But if you start small, there isn’t enough at stake to make that commitment worthwhile. And if you go big, then you have all this time invested that might not work out at all.
Trying to work on too many things at once is a problem for a lot of people, but especially for perfectionists like myself. You see these wonderful paintings on other people’s blogs and get jealous because you just want your own work to be as good, or even better than theirs. But how can your work be better if you’re always starting over?
I’m currently working on two paintings (and am about half done with each) and I’m happier with the results of those two works than I was with anything else I’ve done in months. Why? Because when I paint in batches,
If you want to paint a picture, you have to decide how much time to spend on each brushstroke. If you want to do it quickly, you can give up control. You never get the painting quite right, but you can finish in an hour.
Trying for better quality takes more time. You put in more effort, and you may have to sacrifice some spontaneity if that’s going to work. But if you do it right, when someone looks at your painting they may think “Wow! That’s really something!”
That’s true of writing too. When I write a blog post in 10 minutes, it’s not as good as it can be. But when I sit down for three hours and wrestle with the text until it says what I want to say, the result is better than I could have written in 10 minutes and still be hungry for lunch.
Which brings us back to painting. If you don’t need a high-quality painting now and again, then maybe speed is best. But if there are things you want to say and images that are hard to capture but that you feel compelled to show, then maybe quality is worth the extra time. And there is no rush.”
If you are just starting out as an artist, there are two roads you can take. You could paint a lot of art all the time and hope that one day it will be worth something. Or you could take a more intense program and learn to paint fast, or with skill, or whatever it is that makes your paintings sell better. Both approaches have their merits.
What the first – making a lot of art – has going for it is that by painting a lot you create large quantities of product that you can then put on e-bay, or give away to friends and family, or even (if you are brave) sell at a gallery. The other approach – going to school or taking some kind of course – involves a lot of hard work early on and then a period where it seems like nothing is happening. This can make it seem like an impossibly long process to get finished work onto the market; and because real results seem so far off in the future, people who take this route will often quit before they ever really get started.
The truth is that both approaches have their drawbacks; but if you want to get your art out there, rather than just talking about it or showing it to your friends and family, you need to do both at once