4 Painting Techniques for Beginners

First of all you might be wondering what is a painting technique?  I  thought I would explain as many of my learners get confused about what they are and what media they can be used in.

A painting technique means a way of using the paint – applying it or removing it, to create a desired visual effect.  There are lots of painting techniques you can use, some are general techniques that you might use with any paint media (watercolour, acrylics or oils) and some are designed to be used with one type of media (or are more effective with this type of media).

It can be really confusing when you hear names of techniques and have no idea that they are.  With this in mind I will go through the most basic ones that you might try as a beginner:

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Where Do I Start With Painting?

Painting can be a complex area of art because of all the different types of paint, brushes and mediums.  There is the problem of what paint for what paper and the whole area of colour mixing can be challenging for many beginner learners.  So where do you start?! Here are some of the key points for those starting out… Continue reading “Where Do I Start With Painting?”