Posts by Arts Creative Hub

Colour Harmony Charts

Mix Hundreds of Colours with Just Five Tubes of Paint It’s a good idea to practise mixing the colours you think you will need before you go to the canvas to paint. For this reason, it’s handy to keep a colour notebook. For each painting, have a page where you practise mixing the colours and matching them to your photo reference. List the colours you used and which ones you used to make the colours that you are happy with. That way you can always recreate the colour combination if you need to. With every painting you do you will
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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 being separated from my art gear too. Here is how to minimise the bulk but still stay in touch with your passion! For a car trip, you can easily pack a very portable French easel or a tripod easel in the boot of your car which folds to the size of a small suitcase. See the Jasco French Box Easel demonstrated here folded away and standing. You will also need  your carpenters bag full of paints, spare brushes and
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Why use Acrylic Paint

Acrylic paint is the most versatile and practical of paints. It is water based so there are no fumes.  This makes it ideal for painters with home studios. It’s fast drying properties make it great for increasing productivity in the studio. When dry, acrylic paint becomes water resistant. Acrylic paint can mimic other painting types when mixed with mediums. Add acrylic impasto medium and it can look like oil paint. Add water and it can resemble water colour. Add gloss medium and the paint can create beautiful glazes. Acrylic has a range of techniques on offer making it an excellent
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Acrylic Paints vs Oil Paints

Acrylic paint has only been round since the mid 20th century. Oils have been around for many centuries. Over the years, there has been a bit of one upmanship over which paint type is better with supporters to both sides arguing the points hotly. It’s true that as recently as five years ago acrylic paint could not match oils for brilliance of colour as they dried looking darker and flatter than when they were applied wet. This colour shift made it difficult to have control over the outcome of your painting. OIL TUBES AT JACQUELINE COATES STUDIO These days however,
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Traits of a Successful Artist

The traits of successful artists have a lot in common with entrepreneurs who are also independent thinkers. Let’s take a look at what qualities make an entrepreneur, that also work for successful ground breaking artists with a great career. To be an Artist you need: Tenacity, Tolerance and Patience, Self Discipline, Self Belief, Innovation, Flexibility, Analytical, Vision, Daring, Passion    
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Tolerance and Patience to Paint

Artists need Tolerance and Patience to Paint An entrepreneur is able to tolerate risk including risk of failure and the discomfort that can go with that and so can an artist including times when their paintings don’t sell. They know there will be the right time and the right audience for their paintings even if the current reality isn’t showing them that. Tolerance is a tool of trade. If you want to fast track becoming a successful artist who makes money from art, visit MakeMoneyFromaArt.com . Discover how a one year long distance program can teach you how to paint, develop
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Tenacity to Paint

Artists need Tenacity to Paint Entrepreneurs don’t give up. Neither do committed artists. When you love what you do commitment is easy to have. This is why artists have tenacity to get them past any problems in the short term. Sure there are jobs they could get that may pay more now, but in the long run an artist who really wants to be a good one holds onto self-belief  and a vision of their future no matter what. An entrepreneur is able to live with uncertainty and to outlast their mistakes. If you want to fast track becoming a
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Passion to Paint

Artists need Passion to Paint An entrepreneur is driven by passion about their ideas which fuels their vision and actions. Ditto the successful artist. So you can see that the successful artist and the entrepreneur have a  lot in common. If you are a developing artist you can check in against these traits and see where you could benefit by strengthening some of these characteristics. If you want to fast track becoming a successful artist who makes money from art, visit MakeMoneyFromaArt.com . Discover how a one year long distance program can teach you how to paint, develop a unique body
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Self Discipline to Paint

Artists need Self Discipline to Paint An entrepreneur has the ability to control fear and to take actions towards success.  This includes the ability to put aside negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones that motivate positive actions. A successful artist has to be able to overcome self-doubt in him or her self also, and choose positive over negative thoughts. If you want to fast track becoming a successful artist who makes money from art, visit MakeMoneyFromaArt.com . Discover how a one year long distance program can teach you how to paint, develop a unique body of work, provide you
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Daring to Paint

Artists need Daring to Paint An entrepreneur dares to be different. A successful artist will perform best to confidently claim the high ground where no one else has been before. EMERGING & SUCCESSFUL SELLING ARTIST MELISSA SIMMONDS from NSW, AUSTRALIA BOLDLY CUTS LOOSE WITH THE OIL PAINT IN HER COW SERIES. MELISSA IS A STUDENT OF THE MAKE MONEY FROM ART PROGRAM If you want to fast track becoming a successful artist who makes money from art, visit MakeMoneyFromaArt.com . Discover how a one year long distance program can teach you how to paint, develop a unique body of work, provide
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