Learn to paint

I'm including the exercises I use with my students. The first one is about understanding value, lights and darks. My blog has the exercise for learning about value. I'll keep adding to this. There is now a separate page that includes photos of lessons and exercises for painting. Click on tab at top of first page. http://caroljosefiak.blogspot.com/
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This is how to think about the face when you're painting it. Frederic Fiebig - Facial planes example

This is how to think about the face when you're painting it. Frederic Fiebig - Facial planes example I am interested by the geometric shapes and brushstrokes that are simple and abstract by themselves but when together create a recognizable portrait.

Robert Burridge demonstrates how to practice shapes, lighting and color by doing a basic still-life warm-up before a painting session.

Acrylic painting techniques with Robert Burridge

Daily Painting Warm Up with Robert Burridge. Robert Burridge demonstrates how to practice shapes, lighting and color by doing a basic still-life warm-up before a painting session

http://www.wendyervin.com/blog/anne-blair-brown-workshop-1

I have heard from several sources that if a painting goes wrong it's usually in the first few minutes because of decisions, or lack of, by the artist.

oNuts and Bolts by Quang Ho

"Nuts and Bolts" by Quang Ho "What I wish I'd known before picking up a brush". This video is designed to give the viewer a complete understanding of painting

Lesson 5  is about learning what happens when you mix complementary colors:     How to darken a color, how to dull a color and how to make grays

Lesson 5 is about learning what happens when you mix complementary colors: How to darken a color, how to dull a color and how to make grays

Intro to Abstract Painting-Exercise 1: Balance and Equilibrium

A simple abstract art exercise to introduce balance into composition. (This activity was intended for grade 8 students and is for educational purposes only.

#1  Create dimension using lights and darks  http://caroljosefiak.blogspot.com/2013_10_01_archive.html

Carol Josefiak Painting a Day: 5 ( maybe more) painting exercises - how to get started if you want to learn how to paint with oils

One Painting A Day is an inspiring, six-week course that explores the timeless traditions of observational painting through daily experience and routine.  This motivational guide is broken up into three parts to focus on the three major traditions of observational painting — still life, landscape, and portraiture. Each of the exercises launches a small, immediate, and responsive painting based on a theme drawn from your daily experience.

Today I have in a cool exercise for painting in a single value from One Painting A Day: A Course in Observational Painting--Creating Extraordinary Paintings from Everyday Experiences and a bit of info about a Book Launch Party!

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