Important questions you can ask before you start painting is: Is it dark or light? (Chiaroscuro) Is it hot or cold? Am I using the 7 principles of good art in my painting? Balance Proportion Emphasis Variety Movement Rhythm Harmony The word Chiaroscuro itself is Italian, and roughly means, “light and dark.” In art, it […]Continue Reading
Making mistakes, is part of being an artist. Frustration is an excellent task master. Out of frustration and in your anger you decide…stuff it I’m just going to…(fill in the blank), and voila, suddenly something totally different happens. When you no longer are satisfied with your work, it means that you have reached a plateau in your new place in your skill level, and its time to move on.
It’s a sign that you are growing. Moving on means climbing mountains, and going places you have never been before. . Don’t give in, never give up.
Analogous color schemes use colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. They usually match well and create serene and comfortable designs.Continue Reading
Types of Clouds and How to Paint Them Understanding the shapes and characteristics of commonly seen clouds makes it easier to learn how to paint them. © Marion Boddy-Evans. Licensed to About.com, Inc. Painting a stormy sky with its dark, dramatic clouds or the pinks and reds of a sunset is very appealing. A little […]Continue Reading