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August 12, 2018 at 2:38 am #221203IloveshoppingParticipant
Because I want to get better at it.August 16, 2018 at 6:05 pm #221829BunnyParticipant
Inspiration is the key to painting. There needs to be a strong imagination coupled with recollecting similar visuals based on your real life memories. Can you think of any?
BunnyAugust 17, 2018 at 10:53 am #221945PeterParticipant
Hi I loveshopping
Sorry if it sounds trite but, “just do it”. Just Paint, paint with out making self judgments. Experiment, take classes, be bold.
If painting was like shopping what would it look like?August 24, 2018 at 1:32 pm #222913AliciaParticipant
In case you are using oil colors, then I can say that you only need a lot of time and practicing to become very good. Like with everything in life.
Just relax and never tell yourself “Its not going to be good”. Never give up and try every day some hours! You can try to draw or paint others peoples paintings, almost all artists are doing it at the beginning. You can also check youtube videos about making art and sketchbooks, they are very useful.
When I am painting, I feel that my hand and brain are connected. Try to make this connection and lead your hand with brain.August 31, 2018 at 10:13 am #223883
I couldn’t agree more with, “….Inspiration is key.”
I got into painting as a mental health tool. I never knew I could really paint. Three years later, I have some serious fun with it. I had to find what my passion was though. 🙂 Just keep at it. Find what inspires you.August 31, 2018 at 10:23 am #223889
Here’s my passion – Nerdy, Geeky, Comics, Pop Culture, etc.September 2, 2018 at 1:00 am #224037BunnyParticipant
This is a fine piece of talent you have. Have you ever considered to storyboard a large canvas? Believe me or not, with the level of creativity I’m looking at, you need to expose yourself to having a canvas size that’s larger than a one piece filler. Also, delimit your color palette. Size of the canvas is a limiter in many ways, it reminds you of limitations. Break them and try finding out what you can do instead of planning for what you should get done. #wondersawaitingSeptember 6, 2018 at 2:26 pm #224541
Awe, Thanks Bunny!!April 16, 2019 at 11:25 pm #289395SalParticipant
As a surrealist, teacher, writer, ceramist, illustrator, drawer, exhibiting artist and …..whatever else…. I can only say. …. Keep practicing it, just do it, and do it again. I can’t remember the actual point where I became an artist. Oh yes i can, when i picked up a brush… But when was it that i actually allowed myself to call myself an artist? That didn’t come for about 20 years later I was self taught. Became a teacher of ceramics, then fine art. THEN went to university to ‘find out what i wanted to be when i grew up’ that’s when i gave up thinking I was ”missing“ something, and gave up University half way through.
Keep doing it
Keep loving it
Blessings, SalApril 16, 2019 at 11:40 pm #289397SalParticipant
Bunny, not if you’re a surrealist 🙂
There are no rules xoJune 29, 2021 at 10:12 am #382118Gwen NelsonParticipant
It’s interesting data.July 11, 2021 at 11:45 am #382731bojo2112jonParticipant
It’s interesting stuff.August 10, 2021 at 9:29 am #384428AsaduzzamanParticipant
June 12, 2022 at 12:17 am #402299Dorothy RameyParticipant
- Prepare your canvas. …
- Set the mood with a tonal background color. …
- Set up your canvas and supplies. …
- Choose appropriate brushes. …
- Create an underpainting. …
- Adjust colors appropriately. …
- Experiment with a medium. …
- Have a safe space for your canvas to dry.
a lot of practice and youtube lessons helped me get better at painting canvasOctober 28, 2022 at 6:56 pm #409279iamoneParticipant
What kind of art do you like? Portraits? Landscapes? Abstract? You can find lots of videos on YouTube that will teach you some techniques. I suggest you do that. Or you might be able to take a class in your community. There are some things you really need to learn before you just jump in. Like layering; most paintings consist of layers of colors. Like: planning your composition. So – search and learn and then begin!