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Author Topic: Learning to paint from scratch/the beginning  (Read 1576 times)


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Reply #15 on: June 28, 2012, 01:09:43 AM
Dear Maryna

Did you ever paint before or ever draw.  did you know if you could attempt it or was it you just gave it ago.  i kind of doubt myself i guess.  I was wondering what courses you did on here to help you.  hope you dont mind me asking.


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Reply #16 on: June 28, 2012, 06:34:05 AM
Before starting here, I took drawing books and tried to copy it. I tried decor modern type of painting with acrylics. But never any good.

On here I took every single course. Dennis always say the better you draw the better you paint, so that is a good place to start the Let's draw course. Then there is the oil and watercolour courses, many are free, so check them out, give it a try and see what you like.

There is also a free Perfect painting course with some very vital information, also there is Dennis's Composition Course (very important)

Before you start painting take the free colour mixing course Nolan presented under oils. That is the backbone to any painting.

Never ever doubt yourself, remember if you don't believe in yourself, no one else will!!!! We as artists all struggle with that.  Look around on the forum, there was a beautiful post topic that Dennis did on inspiration, it is a must read!!

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Reply #17 on: June 28, 2012, 08:00:54 PM
the replay was sent to your Yahoo email address Lisa.

here is the replay anyway:
Hi Lisa

No problem, I have extended your Perfect Painting access, click the palette icon in the top orange box to access.

Also head over to the Paint Basket TV page and look under the previous class list, there you will find more free classes in oil and watercolour painting.

Looking forward to seeing your progress

PS - if you can do pastels, you will really enjoy the painting as well :-)



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