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8 Essential Painting Tips

8 Essential Painting Tips


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Lists Are Great Things for Artists

Sometimes I get list fever, and today this is one of those days. The only list I haven’t made yet is my list of lists!

But lists are great things, especially when you are like me, learning painting techniques and trying to apply them consistently and properly. Sometimes, a list of essentials helps me keep it all together in the studio.

So here is yet another list, this time of eight essential art painting tips gleaned from artist William Cather Hook, whose landscapes are some of the most well-favored in contemporary art.

1. Sketch carefully and solve compositional problems first so that when you are painting, no drawing issues crop up.

2. Paint the middle ground first when learning how to paint. From there you can better assess where your center of focus should be.

3. Resist the temptation to vertically expand a scene, especially if you are painting a landscape. You’ll lose the effect of a vast area if you do.

4. Use a big brush so that you can’t obsess and niggle with unnecessary details.

5. Consistency in your treatment of the light source is key to creating a convincing painting.

6. Paint negative space late in the process and use this time to define and alter previous brushstrokes.

7. Triangulate spot colors in a painting; that is, place a high-chroma accent color in three places to create a sense of balance.

8. Simplify, but also vary, your brushwork.

If you are interested in more in-depth art painting tips and paint techniques, look no further than The Essentials of Painting Series from Johannes Vloothuis, which is a video collection that features top-rated painting guides that give you all the facets of painting from lauded and legendary instructor Johannes Vloothuis. From painting waterfalls and mountains to skies and snow, this master series could be exactly what you have been searching for. Enjoy!


Watch the video: Top 10 Painting Tools Every Painter Needs. (May 2022).


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