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Where does inspiration for painting come from? How to use that Inspiration to make a painting. Being inspired by autumn, Oak leaf acrylic painting

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Where does inspiration for painting come from?  How to use that Inspiration to make a painting. Being inspired by autumn, Oak leaf acrylic painting

The great thing about painting is the more you paint the more you will be inspired. You will start to look at the world differently and nearly everything you see will make you think of how you can paint that. Inspiration can come from many places. Something as small as a reflection on a muddy puddle or as big as full-on mountain scenery.

Of cause, it also works the other way as well. The less you paint the less inspired you will feel and the fewer ideas you will see around you.  

I first saw a photo on Pinterest that took my fancy and from that image, I developed this autumn leaf over an abstract background painting. I didn't copy the photo, it was just the idea of it that sparked my imagination. From there a series of paintings was born.

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21 Ideas on what to Paint. What to paint when you don't know what to paint!

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21 Ideas on what to Paint. What to paint when you don't know what to paint!

Have those creative juices run dry. Do you have artist block? Or maybe you just want to try something different but can't think of anything new. 

Here I will give you a list of ideas to get you going. 

After all, if you haven't got great painting ideas then all the technical skills in the world are not going to help you create great art. 

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10 Steps to Creating a Series of Paintings. Why you SHOULD plan a collection of related artwork.

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10 Steps to Creating a Series of Paintings. Why you SHOULD plan a collection of related artwork.

I will walk you through a 10 steps plan for painting a series or collection of related artwork. Why would you do a series anyway? If you are an amateur or working on becoming a professional artist, working in a series will help you. Think about what you want to explore in a series of paintings. Have some very clear guide lines. This that will help you create both conceptual and visual cohesion for the overall series.

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Daily Painting Exercises. The Power of 30 minute warm up paintings.

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Daily Painting Exercises. The Power of 30 minute warm up paintings.

Why should you do daily painting exercises? You don't have to be a professional artist to benefit from a daily painting habit. If you want to improve your painting then painting daily will definitely help you to achieve that. They say Practice ,Practice, Practice is what you need. I agree to a point. I think it is also the quality of that practice that is important. Actively trying to improve your painting skills while you practice is more valuable than just doing the same thing over and over. Today I am going to talk to you about the concept of...

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Day 30 Building a Daily Art Habit, Pros and Cons of doing 30 days of Painting

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Day 30 Building a Daily Art Habit, Pros and Cons of doing 30 days of Painting

Last day of building a daily art habit. Today I will tell you what worked and what didn't. I will discuss the successes and the failures. Painting done over the last 30 days Why should you have a daily art habit? You don't have to be a professional artist to benefit from a daily painting habit. If you want to improve your painting then painting daily will definitely help you to achieve that. They say Practice ,Practice , Practice is what you need. I agree to a point. I think it is also the quality of that practice that is...

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