Mediums (Not the Spooky Kind)

Adding mixing media to your paint can help create texture or make glaze

As we delve deeper into the world of paints and media and additives (mixing mediums), you will discover a whole spectrum of possibilities for your paint. You can go with straight paint our of the tube, liquid (usually acrylics) or you can add a mixing medium to enhance your paint.

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Help, I Have a Blank Canvas

Starting a new painting is much like a writer starting a new project.

The Dilemma, courtesy of Cartoonaday.com

Starting a new painting is much like a writer starting a new project. Writers are told to just write if they are stuck. Just do stream-of-consciousness until the brain kicks into gear. Well, sometimes it’s the same thing for a painter. Sometimes just experimenting with color and strokes is enough to engage the creative side.

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To Live and Die with Art

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

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