Gather Color for Your Palette
Everyday experiences can be the fuel for your creativity. Watching the colors in the sky or the silhouette of trees and feeling the sunshine on your face can give you inspiration. Have you ever studied how many different blues there are in the sky on a clear day? The softer lighter yellower tints near the horizon and then clear cerulean blue above that and as you look higher there appears to more and more red in the blue until it is an intense dark brilliant ultramarine blue. It is fascinating to see and study. A hammock will work well for ...
Draw Often and Paint Wildly
One of the best ways to get started painting is to draw or sketch. Sketch ideas. Sketch simple compositions. Draw often. Do simple studies of the same composition but make slight adjustments to try out different versions. Try five or six different variations. This will help you find the best solution, the strongest composition. It will be helpful later to use it as the reminder for your painting. Decide what would be the best medium to capture your subject. Decide on size and medium. It is often a good idea to take the sketch a step further and try it ...
Paint More Now
Every artist needs to paint more often. It is essential to your growth and development. You won't have any successes until you take the risk of putting the brush in the pigment and on the paper or canvas. The more you do it the more it will work for you. It will become increasingly rewarding. That isn't to say it will be easier. I've been painting for many years. It might be easier for me to pull out the paper, paints or canvas because I've done it so many times. I still look at the blank canvas and have that ...
Welcome to Paintmorenow.com I enjoy encouraging friends of mine to paint so it is a natural fit to be encouraging others on this website. I am going to share ideas on what inspires me to paint more and I hope you share ideas too. The goal is to paint every day. Draw often and paint wildly! Never get discouraged. If you aren't able to paint, then you are gathering experiences, you are gathering color for your palette. Jan Stitt I am a painter and I sign my paintings Raven. Alaska is my home. My husband and I live in Fairbanks when we aren't enjoying the panorama ...
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