The groundwork is laid. Now comes the fun part - the joy of painting a picture!
pick a time and a place
how to painting checklist
- Your subject
- Drawing paper, pencil and eraser
- Graphite paper
- Brushes for your media
- Support to paint on
- Clean-up materials for your media, including a rag or paper towels
- Good light and ventilation in your painting area
Get ready to have fun!
Set aside time to paint. Painters make the most rapid progress, when they paint regularly.
There is a new trend of Daily Painting. Actually is not that new. Dedicated artists have painted daily for generations.
It just like learning to play the piano. The more we practice the better we get.
Have a special place to paint. It's possible, have an area where you can leave your paintings things out.
If you don't have to put them away between sessions, you are more likely to paint.
how to painting - landscapes
Paint the background first. This would include such things as the sky, distant hills or water.
Then come forward in the painting and paint the middle ground.
Lastly paint the foreground and the details.
how to painting - portraits
When you are painting anything close up like birds, flowers, etc., paint the main subject first.
Then paint the background around the main subject.