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Leessa

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on: June 25, 2012, 12:02:14 PM
Is it possible to learn how to paint when you haven't painted before.  I am Learning to  Paint from the very begining.

I am learning Pastal drawing and enjoying it.  Some of the pictures look good i have been told.

Painting also has my interest. 

Would anyone know if this is possible.

thankyou

Lisa
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Reply #1 on: June 25, 2012, 12:09:20 PM
 :welcome: Leesa to the Paint Basket. Yes it is absolutely possible to paint in both oils and watercolours. Both Nolan and I have been teaching people to paint and to draw for many years with great success.

Make yourself at home and meet and chat to the other members on the Forum. Also take a look at the work they are producing as well. Feel free to ask any question(s) you like.
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Reply #2 on: June 25, 2012, 12:11:41 PM
Hello Lisa and  :welcome: to Paint Basket! ;)
Yeah, it's what this site is all about. Encouraging beginners and experienced people to paint and be creative. Dennis & Nolan are two of the very best teachers on the planet and, the members are awesome. So, feel free to come in whenever you like, watch the free lessons videos (at the top here: http://www.paintbasket.com/paintbaskettv/?stream=live ).
It doesn't matter f you are a total beginner or an accomplished artist, you'll find Paint Basket a great place for advice and encouragement.
If you have any questions, fire away.
Tony ;) 
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Reply #3 on: June 25, 2012, 12:21:58 PM
Hi Lisa,   :bigwelcome:  to Paintbasket!

You sure can learn to paint if you stick around here!  Nolan and Dennis are fantastic teachers.  Their presentations are so very clearly and simply put forward that anyone can learn.

If you click on the blue button at the top of the page, you will find some free videos so you can start right away and also get a feel of the great teaching style we are so privileged to have access to here on Paintbasket.

Nolan and Dennis are very helpful.  They come by and give helpful comments on the work we post on the forum and we also get encouragement and advice from our friends here as well. 

Everyone has to start somewhere and it's not expected that a beginner produce a masterpiece, so don't be shy to post your work.  We love to see how folks progress from the beginning stages. 

We post our work whether we feel it's good or bad.  The feedback is helpful and that's how we learn.  We're all striving to become better artists, so we have a lot in common.

It's astounding to see so many friends here have improved remarkably in a very short time.  All the credit goes to the good teaching Nolan and Dennis present.  They make it enjoyable to learn.  They are down-to-earth, friendly folk who are dedicated to teaching what they've learned themselves over many years of experience.

So, come on in and be part of this happy family. 

We often say amongst ourselves that Paintbasket is addictive.  So you've had fair warning!   :2funny:

I know you'll love it here!   :flowers:



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Reply #4 on: June 25, 2012, 02:25:20 PM
 :welcome:  to paint basket lisa, what more can i say that dennis tony & lillian have already said!  I too am a beginner been on here for a couple of months now and enjoying every second. dennis & nolan are fantastic teachers and all my friends on the forum give genuine feedback on your artwork , this is how we learn!!  like lillian said this site is addictive but that is no bad thing is it  :yippee:  dive in theres free lessons to get you started you won't regret it.  O0 looking forward to seeing your first painting  :yippee:
jennylynn


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Reply #5 on: June 25, 2012, 02:28:11 PM
 :welcome: Lisa to Paint basket family. As you have already read you are in the right place. So just sit back and have fun.
Nina  :flowers:
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Reply #6 on: June 25, 2012, 02:42:26 PM
Lisa, I just want to reiterate the addictive nature of this site, I posted a thread saying I'd not be so active over the next 4 weeks because I had DIY (Do It Yourself) jobs in the house to do. But, I can't resist popping in  ;D  When the boss lady is out (the Mrs), I can take lots of breaks from the chores!  :coffee: :coffee: :sweat:  :2funny:
Although, I have to be careful here 'cos the ladies can be ruthless when they club together and pick on me, esp...Val!  >:D :fight:
Tony ;)
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Reply #7 on: June 25, 2012, 03:19:38 PM
 :welcome:, Leesa!  I started out just like you minus the pastel work you're already doing and not a day goes by where I don't learn something new and to me, that's what it's all about.  Painting was only a dream for me but every day, Dennis and Nolan and the wonderful folks here help me make that dream come true.  A hearty and warm welcome to you! - Mary


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Reply #8 on: June 25, 2012, 03:42:06 PM
  :welcome:  Leesa, and ditto to all the above.  I am 74 this year and have never painted or drawn before (or had a desire to). I started out here on painting and realized I needed to learn to draw. I am now taking the drawing course first, then back to the painting.  I absolutely LOVE the teachers, members, and classes. ADDICTIVE?? YES !! You will love it here. You have a head start, in that you can and like to draw. A great thing about this sitr is you go at your own pace (veeery slow with me)  :clap:  :clap:
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Reply #9 on: June 25, 2012, 08:27:17 PM
:bigwelcome: Lisa, great to have you join us.

Of course you can learnt to paint here, we specialise in beginners. Simply follow the free classes on Paint Basket TV and you will be painting in no time at all O0

When you have questions, just pop over to the forum and ask O0
When you have completed a painting, post it on the forum and we will give you feedback O0

 :gl: I am looking forward to watching your progress


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Reply #10 on: June 26, 2012, 04:37:06 AM
Wow,

thankyou all for your encouragement when i havent been on this before.

its amazing to think people care even though they don't know you or your work.  which is so basic.

Maybe i can post some of the stuff i have done already over the last few years...  some of it i had help some of it i did myself.  so that would be interesting to see what you people think....

Nolen, i have a question for you.  I sent you to emails last night my time.  off your web sight.  did you get them.  Just wondered.  one of them is to do with the free course of painting and not doing it long ago, but now wanting to do it...  due to may reasons plus kids commitments etc. 

thankyou all for your time....   :)

 alittle overwhelmed with all of this...  but sounds good...

"..So break me into pieces that will grow in the ground.. Breath into my spirit, breath into my veins until only love remains." 

a song that is amazing...


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Reply #11 on: June 27, 2012, 03:21:37 AM
Leessa,  everything here is self-paced.  I highly recommend checking out the free courses Nolan was talking about and submitting questions on the forum.  There are artists here that have been at it for years and others just starting out.  We have all been encouraged by one another and by our tutors Dennis and Nolan.  Hope you feel at home and not overwhelmed.  We are all glad you are here.  Welcome aboard.
Kelley


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Reply #12 on: June 27, 2012, 03:31:29 AM
Yes I did get the emails and did reply, so maybe the question should be - did you receive my reply? :D  ;D


Leessa

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Reply #13 on: June 27, 2012, 01:09:32 PM
Dear Nolan,

thankyou for replying to this note.
I have been all over this site looking for a message back from you. Well where I thought it may be.  It could be somewhere else... I don't know.  sorry.  Learning my way around here.  Hard when you don't know much about computer's.
I cant find it.  I don't know where to find it. 
I have been to my email.  Again i haven't found it. 
Wasn't sure where to go.

anyway. would love to see it.

thankyou for your time.
kind regards
Lisa  :)
"..So break me into pieces that will grow in the ground.. Breath into my spirit, breath into my veins until only love remains." 

a song that is amazing...


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Reply #14 on: June 27, 2012, 02:22:00 PM
Hi Leesa, I know this post been going around for a few days. Just wanted to share my 2cents.

I only started painting end of November last year. You learn so much here and you can use the things you learn here and use in in many other paintings etc. I sold my very first commision painting last month and people tell me I lie if I say I only started end of last year. So you see, ANYONE!!!! and I mean ANYONE can learn to paint!

Just believe in yourself, if you made a mistake, just try again :)
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