So you want to learn how to paint? Painting requires an understanding of the painting materials necessary and the skill to properly use them. Below is a list of painting lessons that will help you get started.
Thinking about getting started in oil paints or acrylics but not sure which to choose? Here’s an in-depth comparison of the major types of paint and what they are best suitable for.
Here’s a really detailed guide on how to get started painting with oil paints. All the basic oil painting materials are covered in great detail, complete with photos and many how-to instructions.
Whether working in oils or acrylics you are going to want to use a palette knife. This guide will show you how to choose a palette knife and how to use it like a pro!
You can’t paint for long without encountering gesso. This article on gesso will demonstrate how to prime your own canvases and what to look for when using various types of gesso paint.
Over time you’ll probably plateau in your painting skills. I know I did. Here’s some of the things I did to get over my painting stagnation and really create amazing looking paintings!
Using a hand held palette gives you a lot of flexibility when painting in oils. Handheld wooden palettes are great, but preparing and cleaning them can be tricky. Learn how to keep your palette in great shape!