learn painting basics
Learn painting basics that are used for all types of painting. Oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings all use the same basics.
get an idea
Ask yourself - Why do I want to paint? What is the purpose of the painting? What do I want to portray?
Your painting will go more smoothly when you get the idea firmly fixed in your mind.
What is the main subject of your painting? The main subject will be your Focal Point of your painting.
The focal area or the focal area of the painting is what will draw the viewer into the painting.
Composition is an important aspect of learning to paint. Composition
comes naturally to some people, but it can also be learned.
There are some Easy Composition concepts you can follow to make appealing paintings.
Learn to see and use Values in your paintings.
My first painting lesson from my mother was to do a painting with only one color. It taught me to depend on values to make the painting, instead of using only color.
When I taught my students in Florida, I would do the same thing. I would have them do a value painting with only one color plus white. When they had a firm grasp of values, then we would start using color.
You are probably anxious to start with color. I am the same way.
i absolutely love color. I think that is one reason I am an artist. The colors I use on My Palette.
Learn How to Choose Colors for your paintings.
I use the Color Wheel to select the colors for each of my paintings.
The Color Schemes I use for my paintings.
These are the basics to learn painting. They will soon become
second nature to you. And you will confidently enjoy painting.