PAINTING LESSONS

Every color, every person has VALUE.

Colors, like people, all have their place in life. Each one is unique, important and many are vital to what you are creating. They all have a value and understanding their relationship is step 1 in what I teach through painting.


A good composition, like a happy life has a lot to do with BALANCE.

So much of what we love shapes us. I believe the energy of the artist is transferred into their work and therefore we can study it and learn personal life lessons each time we create something new on canvas.


COLORS are the same as people.
All are different, some are brilliant, others calming, yet all are vital to the understanding how to achieving success as a painter and developing better skills skills as an artist and creating a more rewarding life.


For example: You look at a person and say to yourself “that’s beautiful, I love that one” or “ that one is boring, dull or even ugly” … perfectly normal right?


However when you paint, you’ll need to draw the eye toward certain key areas on the canvas. Often you’ll find yourself relying on those “unappreciated ” colors because they are the ones that help all the other colors pop!


The same applies to life. Not all colors (people) get the credit they deserve; you have to train your mind to see them and teach yourself to appreciate what they have to offer. Some may be the underdogs but very often they are the true heros in a painting. Learn how to identify their value, mix and apply them because they help your entire composition.


I am going to teach you how to look at light, shadow and atmosphere and use different techniques to advance your painting skills. Look hard at complimentary colors and learn how they help certain areas stand out or recede. Perhaps you’ll begin to look at adversity differently when you realize that we need the darks to understand light.


Its ok to be grey!
I will teach you about color and remind you to apply those principals to create a more rewarding life.

 

THE ART OF LIFE

Every color, every person has VALUE.

Colors, like people are each unique and important in their own way. Each one has a value and understanding the relationship to one another is step 1 in what I teach through painting.


A good composition, like a happy life has a lot to do with BALANCE.

So much of what we love shapes us. I believe the energy of an artist is transferred into the work they produce, therefore we can study it and learn personal life lessons each time we create something new on canvas.


COLORS are the like people.
All are different, some are brilliant, others calming, many are dark and mysterious while others play off the other to create magic. When you really study color, you realize how each one has a warm and cool temperatures and why this is vital for your particular painting.


For example: You look at a color and say to yourself “wow that’s beautiful, I love that one” or “ that one is boring, dull, ugly or makes me feel a certain way.


However when you paint, you’ll need to draw the eye toward a certain key area on the canvas. Often you’ll find yourself relying on those unappreciated colors because they’re the ones that help all the other colors pop.


The same applies to people in life. Not all get the credit they deserve; you have to train your mind to see them differently and teach yourself to appreciate what they have to offer. Some may be the underdogs but very often they are the true heros in a painting. Learn how to identify them, mix and apply them to create mood, texture, atmosphere and excitement as you work out your thought on canvas. 


I am going to teach you how to look at light, shadow and atmosphere and use them to your advantage in painting. Look hard at complimentary colors and learn how they help you make certain areas stand out or recede. Perhaps you’ll begin to look at adversity differently when you realize that we need the darks to understand light.


Its ok to be grey!
We will look at the importance of grey scale, blocking in the values first. Then we apply these principals to create beautiful paintings and perhaps even a new perspective on life. The key is to have fun and enjoy the journey. 

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