When you come with an idea to start painting is the enthusiastic feeling that encounters the myth that it takes talent. Your desire to learn to paint gives a positive attitude to make paintings like an artist. Let’s see how to make a painting:-
Which Paint To Use?
There are different kinds of paints are available that illustrate the concepts, innovative ideas, and fascinating creatures of famous artists.
1. Oil Paint
Oil paint is a traditional artist’s medium which is a pigment mixed with such oils as linseed, poppy, or safflower and thinned with turpentine.
2. Watercolor Paint
Watercolor paint is another traditional medium. It uses pigment mixed with a binder made of gum arabic and additives to improve solubility and flow.
3. Acrylic Paint
Acrylic paint is the choice of modern artwork. It becomes commercially available for artists in the 1950s. In acrylic paints, the pigment is draped in a plastic polymer.
4. Pastel Painter
As a pastel painter, you will likely make your own preferred brands. John Hersey’s handmade Unison pastels are ideal for beginners.
Learning How To Mix Colors
Mixing colors can be overwhelmed for beginners because it can be complicated but learn some fundamental tips and soon you will be mixing just the right tones, tints, and shades. You can use paint for value exercise which is another term for tone. A value exercise involves working to create lighter or darker tones in your painting.
Some Steps In Making A Painting
Every artist is different, has their own ideas like artists lightly sketch out the composition on a canvas, then block the main areas of color around the canvas.
You can also begin with larger shapes and work toward the smaller ones, continuously working on details. Some artists work in layers like Magic Realism painting is done by artist Ron Gonsalves and some work alla prima(all at once) to complete their painting in a single sitting. There is no right or wrong approach, with practice you will find what works best for you.
Seeking Ideas For Paintings
While developing paintings, some days you will have more ideas that get you down, but at the same time, you may find yourself hunting around for inspiration. Do not lose heart if you make mistake in your painting which is considered as “happy accidents” triggering something beautiful called by artists.
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