Painting psychology is only about why we paint, or create, or for that matter, are good at our jobs.
I’m a painter. I’m not even ashamed to say so. The palette knife is my favorite tool but I do use the brush. I’m not the worst or even in the middle among the millions of artists around the world. I see art as a need not a hobby. This blog is about helping you transition from hobbyist to a serious artist
Shelter in place need not be painful. Study something new I say. If you’re a painter, study painting techniques or color theory. But put the time to good use. When this is over, we want to have something to show for our time.
Use your Covid-19 self-isolation as the perfect opportunity to practice your art. If you are fortunate enough to have painting materials and paper or canvas, or even just a pencil and paper, you have the whole creative experience at your disposal while you hunker down at home.
Painters and critics have argued over the merits of Bob Ross’ teaching style since the time he began his PBS Show in 1983
Painters and critics have argued over the merits of Bob Ross’s teaching style since the time he began his PBS Show in 1983. He did hundreds of paintings for his show, which was geared to beginners for 11 years. The object of his PBC broadcast was to break down the barriers for beginner painters who were wanting step by step instruction.
Some color theory will go a long way toward mixing accurate colors.
Today we dive into color theory and I apologize in advance if it gets complicated, but I will try to keep it in layman’s language. The science of color is a field unto itself, but we are only going to touch the big ideas. We almost never want to use a tube color on the canvas since it is always garish.
There is something called Painterliness. This describes a painting done in a style that celebrates the medium used.
There is something called Painterliness. This describes a painting done in a style that celebrates the medium used. Instead of hiding the brushstrokes of knife texture, we want to enhance it, even exaggerate it.
There’s something poetic about abandoned buildings that have a special appeal to painters
There’s something poetic about abandoned buildings that have a special appeal to painters. Numerous historic mine sites abound in Cobalt Ontario. I chose to give old cement in the ruins of an old mine mill some life, simply by changing the color of the century-old cement slabs.