Beginners Art Lessons

Taking The Pain out of Painting

Beginners Art LessonsPainting can be scary when you are new to it. Everyone hates making mistakes or ending up with an uncontrollable  mess! For the beginner painter  everything feels new and uncertain.

How much paint to put on the brush, how to hold the brush can become anxiety producing question marks!

When you are new to something the best advice I have is to become familiar with it. In this case that means practising using the paint, the brushes and how much paint is loaded onto the brush. It doesn’t matter if you make a mistake. Mistakes help you to learn. The main thing is to have a go.

Here you will find frequently asked questions and answers that I find really help my students to get a handle on handling their paint. For beginners acrylic paints are the easiest as mistakes can be corrected easily.

Colour Harmony Charts
Mix Hundreds of Colours with Just Five Tubes of Paint It's a good idea to practise mixing the col[more]
Travelling with your paints
Packing for a car trip if you can't give up the serious paints for a week Don’t worry I hat e b[more]
How much acrylic gloss medium to use
Gloss Medium keeps the Paint Flowing At the beginning stages of the painting you will usually use[more]
Why use Acrylic Gloss Medium
The reason we use acrylic gloss medium with the acrylic paint is to maintain a good consistency to [more]
If we use just water, the paint can become thin and runny, and diluted in strength, therefore less i[more]
The Fine Art of Painting & Travelling JACQUELINE COATES, AN ARTIST WHO LIKES TO TRAVEL AND P[more]