7 Most Common Painting Mistakes Beginners Make (And How To Avoid Them)

Nov 25, 2020

When you start painting you will make all kinds of mistakes. That is just part of the journey. Making mistakes is not an issue in painting, provided you are able to identify the mistakes and learn from them. The problem when you are a beginner is that you will not be able to see most of the mistakes you make. You may be able to tell that something is off in your painting, but you will struggle to narrow down on what that problem actually is. 

Looking at a great painting, it can be hard to remember that every artist was an absolute beginner at some stage. Everyone has to start somewhere, and it's perfectly okay if you don't know what kind of paint to use on your first canvas. With this guide you can start to avoid some mistakes and keep on painting!

1-THINK YOU HAVE TO KNOW HOW TO DRAW TO START TO PAINT

2-PAINTING DETAILS WITH SMALL BRUSHES

3: USING GREENS STRAIGHT OUT OF A TUBE AS IS

4-BEING STINGY WITH PAINT

5- STARTING OFF TOO LARGE

6-PAINTING WHAT YOU KNOW, NOT WHAT YOU SEE

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How to choose your paint when you are just starting...

Nov 01, 2020

Buying acrylic paint when you're a beginner can seem a lot because there are so many different brands, colors, and variations to choose from... but don't worry! Let's navigate that together and find acrylic paints that match your needs and your budget.

Quality

You can buy acrylics in two grades: artists' quality and students' quality. Artists' quality paints (sometimes referred to as "professional") come in a wide range of colors, have a high concentration of finely ground pigment, and boast high permanence ratings. Students' colors are cheaper but the trade off is a smaller selection, lower pigment levels and the possible inclusion of fillers which may weaken the color strength. The difference between the two isn't just how they're made - often it's noticeable that artists' colors are more vibrant and have a smoother consistency that makes them easier to blend and layer.

If you're a beginner and on a budget, it's fine to start off with students' quality...

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What supplies do I need to start my painting journey?

Jul 20, 2020

Hi everyone! Want to know what supplies you need to get started on your journey to learn how to paint?

Here is the right place!! I am going to show you exactly what supplies you need to get going and start painting. So if your brand new painting or you have no idea where to start, this is for you! 

* This post may contain affiliate links. If you purchase I could make a small commission at no charge to you. 

1. Mixed Media Paper

This is great for you to get to paint a lot and don't occupy a lot space in your house. It is like big sketchbook for painting. Mine is an 9 x 12 and it has a lot pages. I really get to enjoy and I have all my paintings in one place! Also saves you money!

If you are just training to make a tree, or a flower or simply a brush stroke that's a good place to do it. 

Many of us have a huge expectation when we start and believe will be a perfect fast journey. Juts like in everything in life we need to practice to get...
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New online lessons are blooming!

Jun 04, 2020

Welcome to the Art Club! Start painting with me right away at my monthly online class. Find out why students from around US have already joined the club family, with weekly live videos, live paintings, and a library filled with full-length lessons waiting for you as soon as you arrive. Get all the color you love, and a beautiful place to grow through all the seasons of your art journey.
I am very proud of these amazing students that I get to teach twice a month! They have inspired me so much! It is so exciting and rewarding as a teacher to see! I am grateful to be painting with you!:)

Bella

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7 Most Common Painting Mistakes Beginners Make 

(And How To Avoid Them)