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

Uncategorized 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

7-OVER BLENDING

Everything I called mistakes are legitimate ways to paint—if that's what you like and that's your style. Finding your voice as an artist is a long process that requires practice and self-critique. As you paint a lot, you may find out that you really enjoy breaking some of the common rules of painting. If you love the final result, by all means, go ahead and keep it up! Art is all about expressing yourself and enjoying the process. My list of mistakes is just a guide of things that are usually noticeable in beginners' paintings, but it does not mean that the experienced artist can't find a way to make them work. I hope you found it useful and enjoyable.

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7 Most Common Painting Mistakes Beginners Make 

(And How To Avoid Them)