Learn how to get started painting with acrylics. In this post and video below, I teach you all you need to know to get started painting and what I have learned over the years using acrylics. All you need to start painting with acrylics is the basics. I am a big fan of simplicity especially right now as I travel in an RV around the country and have very little space. Get ready to take the leap from beginner painter to intermediate, this will be fun!
There are so many people who have a lot to say on how to succeed as an artist. I can pretty much sum it all up in this- the more you do, the more likely you are to succeed. But why do some people grasp success while others don't for unequal effort? So I'm going to tell you what not to do, instead of what to do. So you can avoid failure.
I think why you and I are here together is that we seek the same thing, to reach people, offer value to people and be successful at it. With the same goal in mind, I can tell you right now that there are other people out there that have more experience doing this than me. Yet, I feel that we all are on a journey and while we are on it, we learn, and what we learn we can share.
Do you ever feel like you are sinking or swimming against a current when all you want to do is share your work? This is how I felt for a long time, until I got focused and made a plan. If you don't know in which direction you should be swimming, you'll keep floundering and you just may drowned in your business. No one likes to fail right? If you don't have a plan, your plan is to fail- Ben Franklin.
Learn how to paint a sunset with a scene from Arizona. Arizona is the place to come for snowbirds, also known as people escaping the winter. I can see the reasons, you get to enjoy warm days, beautiful views with the saguaros and the lakes with the ducks. There are places in the middle of nowhere that you can take your RV and enjoy the seclusion. This is the view we had when we decided to give that a try. It was a splendid time but cut short with no electricity. For all those Arizona lovers out there, we are now among you, I hope you enjoy this lasting memory I captured here.
Are there brush marks? Can you get rid of them?
What happens if you add more pressure with your fan brush?
Based on what you learned, what else could you use a fan brush for?
If you don't have a fan brush, go get one and play with it. Have fun creating!
Watch Me Use the Fan Brush
Learn about brush strokes and blending while we paint a desert scene in Nevada. The desert can be such a beautiful place. Just outside of Las Vegas there is this gorgeous state park called Valley of Fire. The red and orange rocks are a sight to behold, and with the turquoise and sage colored plants and sky...I was in awe. Learn how I captured this scene.