Looking past the first splats of paint can be difficult if you are new to painting. You look at the picture right in front of you and see chicken scratches, or dabs of nonsensical colors. The object of the game is to have a sense of what it should look like at the end of … Continue reading First Splats
Creating straight lines does not have to be a cause for grief. There is more than one way to draw a line with paint. I do the masking tape ritual on occasion. This is where you gently place tape on the surface of your work in progress and paint over one or both sides … Continue reading Painting Straight Lines
These are just a few of the artworks available at the new Colorful Easel shop. There are more than a dozen paintings already available that fits all budgets! This is my favorite painting. The colors are vibrant, and I put my favorite milk snake as the ouroboros, which is my haha, that pays homage to … Continue reading Available Paintings
Sometimes pictures tell you a story better than words.
My birthday wish came true and then some!! Affinity Designer is now on iPad, how freaking amazing is this??? Affinity Designer along with Affinity Photo are two professional graphic artist programs that replaces the Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, and therefore, dodging Adobe’s rental system. Not only did Affinity Designer come to the iPad, but my … Continue reading Affinity Designer for iPad is HERE!
Sealed palettes are pretty affordable, about $5-8 depending. But if you are unlucky enough to have an unsealed palette, here is what you can do. There are many ways to do this, including shellac, cheap oil from the hardware store, et cetera. My method is very simple. If you are an oil painter, you probably … Continue reading How To Seal A Wooden Palette
At my age, flowers scare me. - George Burns
Nothing is impossible. The word itself says: “I’m Possible”. - Audrey Hepburn
I couldn’t choose between watercolors or oils today, so they are both being painted at the same time. 🤯
A limited palette of artists colors for oil, watercolors or acrylics serves a few purposes. One; it helps the artist hone in on color mixing skills. Two; it is easier for a beginner to get overwhelmed, and as such, juggling a handful of basic colors is a great way to start. And Three; having a … Continue reading The Limited Palette and Some Theories