Painting For Beginners

Acrylics, Beginner, Oils, Painting | 11 Sep, 2012

In this short video tutorial from the ‘ehow’ group, the featured artist covers the extreme basics for the beginner artist. From the onset you are taught what materials are needed ie types of brushes, oil, sable – Artist’s mediums like paint thinner, primers etc. Once you have all these items then you are definitely ready for the next step in the big wide world of painting.

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    1. @phiacido they dont have to be expensive. you really dont have to buy top of the line quality. I buy mid-grade brushes like student grade stuff and make sure to pre-wash them to let them shed their excess strands so they don’t shed into my painting

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    2. they dont have to be expensive. you really dont have to buy top of the line quality. I buy mid-grade brushes like student grade stuff and make sure to pre-wash them to let them shed their excess strands so they don’t shed into my painting

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    3. You don’t necessarily have to use watercolor brushes to paint small details. They tend to have short handles, which works fine for working on small paintings, but on larger ones I found them a bit harder to control. There are tiny-sized sable brushes specifically made for oil paintings from various manufacturers (I use rembrandt and the control is fantastic!). Some caveat, they’re kind of expensive and brittle (take extra care in cleaning ’em and absolutely NEVER use’em to mix your paints!)

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    4. 1. Canvas2. Jesso3. Pigment/paint4. Pallet5. Brushes (Bristol)..flat, round, filbert)(Sable)..watercolor brushes)Medium…coco, alkaline, basic medium suggestion:50/50 linseed oil/damar varnish and then add colbalt drier or Japan drierThumbs up if this is easy to copy and paste.

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    5. Wonderful , is that your studio? It’s so clean, I can barely keep my room that way. Brushes and canvas (if you don’t one the size of a childs hand) are expensive. What can you use for a pallets, aluminum is awful can I improv with a ceramic plate?

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    6. What a lot of faffing for a beginner – I would say you needCanvas – or something else to paint onBrush(es) – or something else to paint withThinners – white spirits or something like thatPallet – old plate can be very usefulOff you go!

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    7. i come from an automotive background, i paint cars, motorcycles, and similar parts. can these oil based paints only be cut with weak solvents like mineral spirits or other oils? or can lacquer thinner or harsher solvents be used?

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    8. if you are concerned with toxicity avoid using damar, cobalt and japan dryers. If you want to work with an artist grade oil paint consider m. graham artist oils ( the binder that they use is a walnut oil which is non toxic.For mediums you might want to consider walnut alkyd medium and walnut oil (both non toxic)You want to reduce (as much as possible) the smelly solvents.there are non toxic brush clearners that you can use at the end of your paint session.

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    9. that’s equivilent to not ever having picked up a musical instrument and wanting to compose night on bald mountain. i’d say try it anyways, it’s too easy to be intimidated by an artist who’s been doing it for decades, plus the effort is always what counts

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    10. Hello i am an artist not a ameture but i am willing to learn how to paint and i want to paint realistic art. I love to draw Im a sketch artist a female sketch artist and I been wanting to do spiritual art and other types of art. How do you make your paintings come alive?

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    11. Hello i am an artist not a ameture but i am willing to learn how to paint and i want to paint realistic art. I love to draw Im a sketch artist a female sketch artist and I been wanting to do spiritual art and other types of art. How do you make your paintings come alive?

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    12. I even had 2/3 different type of pallets and i got sooooo expensive different kind of poster paints, oil paints, pigments, and other type of paints but i m such a moron… when i moved, i lost and left them all….. :”( :”( why was i so dumb? :”(

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    13. Make sure you clean off your brushes after each session. You may be able to revive them with some master’s brush soap. Get the one in the round tin. Wet the soap lather up with your brushes and leave your brushes to sit in it. It should eventually soften the paint and just continue until they’re clean.

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    14. Well, just go to about .com and searchfor favorite oil paint.Get some Reeves – a cheap set – a little odourless solvent/thinner, some pre-stretched canvas and a few brushesIt’s that simple.Maybe a few more or less things but thats it.This guy is describing how to paint the Mona Lisa..

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    15. Well, just go to about .com and searchfor favorite oil paint.Get some Reeves – a cheap set – a little odourless solvent/thinner, some pre-stretched canvas and a few brushesIt’s that simple.Maybe a few more or less things but thats it.This guy is describing how to paint the Mona Lisa..

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    16. To those who feel “intimidated ” or “way over their heads,don’t be at all put off by the Godfather demeanor of this suave artist oractor!Remember, as i have to constantly, that painting or any type of creative endeavoris first about you, your feelings toward what you want to express. Painting techniques are only a means to an end.And whatever you do, take a walk away from your painting oryou’ll stand a good chance of either becoming cross-eyed or sucked into the detail trap.

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    17. To those who feel “intimidated ” or “way over their heads,don’t be at all put off by the Godfather demeanor of this suave artist oractor!Remember, as i have to constantly, that painting or any type of creative endeavoris first about you, your feelings toward what you want to express. Painting techniques are only a means to an end.And whatever you do, take a walk away from your painting oryou’ll stand a good chance of either becoming cross-eyed or sucked into the detail trap.

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    18. Well, just go to about .com and search
      for favorite oil paint.
      Get some Reeves – a cheap set – a
      little odourless solvent/thinner, some pre-stretched canvas and a few brushes
      It’s that simple.
      Maybe a few more or less things but thats it.
      This guy is describing how to paint the Mona Lisa.
      .

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    19. To those who feel “intimidated ” or “way over their heads,
      don’t be at all put off by the Godfather demeanor of this suave artist or
      actor!
      Remember, as i have to constantly, that painting or any type of creative endeavor
      is first about you, your feelings toward what you want to express.
      Painting techniques are only a means to an end.
      And whatever you do, take a walk away from your painting or
      you’ll stand a good chance of either becoming cross-eyed
      or sucked into the detail trap.

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