what do you need to start?
These are the basic steps to start a painting. Use them to start your own paintings and do the how-to paintings.
The how-to painting pages have painting techniques for either oils or watercolors. During the painting, I snap photos of the steps of painting. Each step is carefully explained with what and why of what I am doing.
choose your subject
What do you want paint? A good place to start is to choose something around you.
We are familiar with our surroundings. We do a better job of painting things we know and understand.
You may have photos you took on your vacation, a photo of your pets or your flowers, etc.
I was getting ready to move and Road-runners live where I was going. It was fun to paint, "Going Places".
- A Word of Caution If you use a photo from a postcard, a calendar or a
magazine, they are covered under copyright laws.
You cannot copy
them directly without giving credit to the photographer.
Artist's paintings are covered by the same copyright laws.