Painting for Beginners

Check out these painting lessons designed with beginners in mind.

Gesso | What it is and How to Use it for Painting

What is Gesso & How is it Used in Painting?

You’ve probably come here wondering what gesso is used for or how to use it properly. That’s not surprising. There’s so much misleading information about what gesso’s role is in acrylic and oil painting. Today you are going to learn what gesso is really made of, some good reasons to use it and the historical…

mixing purples with a variety of blues/reds

How to Mix Bright Purples with Paint

Most artists start off mixing colors in an experimental fashion. This is okay, but as one gains more experience drawing and painting, it’s great to be able to grow one’s color wisdom as well. Purple always seems to be that tricky color to make, the one many budding artists get right once and a while…