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Laura's Acrylic painting Lessons

How do you Tell Your Story with Your Painting.

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How do you Tell Your Story with Your Painting.

How do you tell your story with your painting? What does it mean telling your story anyway? How do I find my story?  One of the things I love about painting is being able to tell my story about what I am seeing. It doesn't have to be a big complicated dramatic story either. It can be something simple. It can be about whatever attracted you to paint that scene. Was it the way the light was at that moment, was it the colours, maybe how it made you feel or the mood you were in that day. You also...

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Using a limited palette with a difference!

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Using a limited palette with a difference!

Want to keep painting exciting? Getting bored with the colours you use. Want to shake things up a bit? Or do you just feel you don't know what to do with certain colours. I am sure you have all heard how using a limited palette can help you learn to understand colour mixing and make a more harmonised painting. And it's true it does. But it can also take a long time when used in the conventicle way and it can get a little boring using the same colours for months when there are so many gorgeous colours to choose...

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Improve your Painting Faster by going Small.

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Improve your Painting Faster by going Small.

Are you a beginner, or just learning a new technique or subject? Want to fast track your improvement? Lets face it we all would love to paint a large impressive painting that we can really be proud of. So should we just paint a big canvas and hope it turns out the way we want? I say no. I don't know about you but I find those big canvases can be pretty intimidating. For me a lot of preparation goes into that large  painting before any paint gets anywhere near that big canvas.  Now to a lot of people this...

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Organise my life and get stuff done, not just with art. Part 3

Organise my life and get stuff done, not just with art. Part 3

 This is the final part in my three part blog on getting my life in order so I get more painting done and have a more balanced life style. Painting I did this week: Raising from the ashes, Galaxy Girls  So I am starting to get my head together now, I know what I need to do and are not relying on my hopeless memory to remember anything. Funny thing is now I have it all written down my mind is clear to remember the important, what do I need to now stuff.   I am making an effort to...

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Organise my life and get more done, not just with Art, Part 2

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Organise my life and get more done, not just with Art, Part 2

Last week I talked about the struggles I was having balancing home, work and family life. This is part 2 of my journey to have a more balanced life and fit painting in more regularly. Last week we left off with  David Allen's, Get stuff done methods. I had just finish the mind dump. I then went on to break up my list into the sections he recommends.  I was doing okay with this and had my projects written up and moving the next task on to the, what he calls the next actionable task list when things started to...

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