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Day 2. Building a Daily Art Habit. Just paint something! Cityscape at Night

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Day 2.  Building a Daily Art Habit. Just paint something! Cityscape at Night

Day 2. Building a daily art habit is our chance to play with paint. Either finish off an old art project that you have been meaning to get on with but haven't yet. Choose something easy and achievable that won't take to much time. If you have no old projects then just choose your favourite colours and throw some on a canvas and play. We are not trying to create a masterpiece we are just trying to start a habit and remind ourselves why we love painting.  I am going to finish off a project I started some time ago...

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Day 1, Building a daily art habit. Introduction and why do I need to?

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Day 1, Building a daily art habit. Introduction and why do I need to?

Been out of painting for a bit? Don't paint as often as you would like? Need some motivation? Would like to make painting part of your daily routine? Well so would I. So I have had a break from painting and are finding it hard to get back into. So I thought I would start this new YouTube series on Building a daily art Habit. That way you can join in and keep me on the straight and narrow as well. If I'm sharing my progress with you it will make me keep going. So for the next 30 days,...

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How to paint red poppies with glowing colour.

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How to paint red poppies with glowing colour.

Can't get your red flowers to really pop. Are your colours looking dull instead of bright and glowing. In this blog on How to paint red poppies, I will show you how I paint really bright red flowers and still keep their delicate feel. You can paint the background however you like and as dark or bright as you want. This method will still work.  So first off paint your background!!! Here's how I started mine.                                    Alcohol drop background I used the alcohol...

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Bubble Inspired Painting. Using paper towels for interesting Background effects.

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Bubble Inspired Painting. Using paper towels for interesting Background effects.

Learning to paint these bubbles in acrylic paint was fun and I got to experiment with lots of different colours. I will show you a video of how I painted one of these in time lapse and on the blog I will tell you about my process. 

 

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Abstract Painting Inspired by Turquoise Stone.

Abstract Painting Inspired by Turquoise Stone.

This abstract acrylic painting inspired by turquoise stone. It was done after I did a turquoise stone look on my nails using sharpie pens. I wanted to see if the same methods I used on my nails would work on a painting. The sharpie markers were dissolved and spread with rubbing alcohol and I think gave it a really nice stone look alike effect. I will also use metal foil in a very cool bronze pattern with this as well, but you don't have to use the foil to give a nice look to this painting. Just use more of...

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