Beginners Painting

Materials to Paint with

Lesson 2 Module 1

What you need to paint with: a stretched canvas some brushes and primary acrylic colours with white paint. It really helps to take time to get set up so when you paint you have a solid foundation.

Regular practice improves your painting skills and helps you develop your own style. You are creating something new I like to think of it as hacking a pathway in a busy jungle of daily activity.

The best way to get started is to keep it simple. Let's make what stops us as insignificant as we can!!!

  • Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ... No not me but Picasso. We are going to begin with Acrylic oils. There are advantages and some limitations with acrylics but for starting painting they are wizard.

Maybe you have memories of drawing and painting as a child. So Picasso refers to this

  • “Every child is an artist. . A famous quote but really profound. Maybe it was as a child that the creativity was somehow suppressed. It was for me certainly. Also the strains of school life and time etc. combine to starve young minds of their natural creative spirit. So we have this child in us always and in a sense through art we can connect again with the thrill of life without the need for external gratification. 

Oil Painting of Katherine Hepburn

So Primary colours mix everything we need and for the sake of a beginning it is really useful to play with these so you get used to the physical dance of painting. A relationship that's what it is. The time taken to build a place to honour, where you create is invaluable. When we start to paint the relationship with oneself is so important. It is from this engagement with our own mindset that is so valuable as time continues and our practice grows

  • “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone” Pablo Picasso    LETS do THIS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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