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Introduction To Underpainting

For those of you who don’t know what underpainting is, it’s a technique that most formal painters learn when painting landscapes, portraits and other realistic art pieces. In general, it’s the first draft of a painting, after the background. Usually, … Continue reading

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Critiquing With Photography

As artists, or observers, we’ve noticed that reality often looks different than the photographs and evidence of it. An example of when photography and video represent reality in a worse way are Youtube videos of concerts. We all know that … Continue reading

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The Imperfection of Process

It was 6 or 7 years ago and I was in San Francisco, with my high school CSF class at the SFMOMA. It was the first real art museum I had been to (that I remember) and I was starstruck. … Continue reading

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Can’t Seem To Paint?

TIP: When you aren’t sure how to start, try painting with your eyes shut and listening to a song to distract your mind. Here is a picture of my attempt and I’m not even close to finishing, but hey, I’m painting!

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Preparing and Setting Up Your Creative Environment

Referencing an article from http://www.art-and-intellect.com: “Work Space/Studio: To get started, you have to create room for you to even be an artist or a writer. You need a studio or a room, half of the laundry room, a table, a … Continue reading

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How To Know When A Painting Is Finished

Quite simply, this quote completely summed it up for me:  “a painting is never finished, it’s just stopped in an interesting place,” from The Artist’s Way. Julia Cameron talks about how nothing is every finished, at some point we just … Continue reading

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Gouache! A Great Painting Start

Gouache is a type of paint similar to both watercolor and acrylic. The ratio of pigment to water is higher in gouache than that in watercolor, hence allowing the artist to paint with richer pigmented strokes. At the same time, … Continue reading

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