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Develop YOUR Own Painting Style

Develop YOUR Own Painting Style

Developing your own painting style can be a rewarding journey. It can also be hard to know where to start. After years of teaching, I can tell you, that everyone has a unique style that underlies all they do. What we need to do together is to nurture that style, bring...
Balance: A Principal of Design for Painters

Balance: A Principal of Design for Painters

As a painter, it’s important to understand the principles of design in order to create visually appealing and harmonious pieces. One the concepts in art and design is balance. Balance refers to the distribution of visual weight in a composition. It creates a...
Focal Points in Paintings: Part 2

Focal Points in Paintings: Part 2

In the last lesson we covered WHY to use focal points in your art, and what they are. In this lesson we cover the HOW. Tips for Creating Focal Points: Choose a Main Subject: The first step in creating a focal point is to choose a main subject for your painting. This...