More one color painting lessons for beginners
More simple mono color lessons for beginners painting in oil or acrylic. The colors in these landscape painting lessons are ideal for becoming familiar with the brush techniques and the performance of the paints.
More simple mono color lessons for beginners painting in oil or acrylic.
The colors in these landscape painting lessons are ideal for becoming familiar with the brush techniques and the performance of the paints.
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When using strong colors and white you will soon learn the importance of cleaning the brush and painting knife, plus you will learn to keep your palette tidy and not allow your colors to become mixed when you need crispy color.
If you are following my suggestions and learning from scratch, by now you should have a few completed paintings and a pile of canvas or boards covered with failures and practice brush strokes.
You should continue to learn in mono color. This will teach you correct ‘contrast’ and ‘tones’ – something missing in many so called professional artist’s paintings.
Choose colors that are deep, not yellow, red and light green, they do not come out so good in mono color.
You may use black and white and then move on to yellow, black and white which will produce a lot of greens and a big mess but it is all for learning.
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Yellow black and white is not really mono color and I do not have a video on it but you can learn a lot from experimenting in this way.
When using the videos on this page you should relax and let the brush have it’s way. Do not try to control every brush stroke and do not keep going back over your work adding detail.
The points to keep in mind are – wipe your brush clean before picking up paint, pick up crispy clean colors with the very tip of the bristles not forcing the brush down onto your palette.
Look at the paint on your brush to see if it is ok before unloading it.
Put the brush exactly where you wish to start unloading and unload with minimum strokes while watching what happens rather than trying to have complete control over what happens – this is called ‘loose painting’.
Make sure your colors range from the palest pale to the darkest dark tones, the usual rule is bright near the middle of your painting and dark in the very corners.
Try squinting from a distance of about 8 feet and the blurred image you see of your painting will tell you if you have enough contrast (light v dark) or if you have something that grabs your attention and leads your eye off the painting – which we do not need.
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by Len Hend