A: Unfortunately not.
Q: Do you have any other advice for aspiring painters? You have a lot of experience!
A: Yes, get out there and paint. My advice would be to learn to draw (or something similar), draw well, practice a little bit, and once you are proficient with that, then start to develop and hone techniques. Learn how much is okay to draw with the brush, how much is OK to paint the brush, and the difference between hand painting and traditional drybrushing. Learn to draw well and see if you start to notice a real change in your lines if your are drawing or painting with less pressure, and if you do, you will have a much better understanding about technique.
If you are starting out, and you like to take risks, then I would suggest that you learn how to paint drybrushed. You can learn to do watercolor with the basics, but you will have to be willing to experiment. If you want to learn to make hand painted art using traditional techniques, then your best bet is probably to start learning to work with a digital paint program. There is also the matter of learning how to paint on canvas before you start learning how to make art with watercolors and oils.
My last question would have to do with the subject of “painting with the brush”. Some people say to go painting “hand made”, but I don’t know about that yet! I just bought my first digital brush about a year ago, and it has made my life so much easier. I’ve been painting hand made for a while now; I started with watercolor but then decided to try out brushes and watercolors. I don’t find that I am getting better at painting with the brush by hand. There is also a chance, I would say, that if you start painting with oils, that you will develop a better understanding of how to paint with watercolor. I think one of the easiest ways to do this is to find a good teacher from a local watercolor/oil painting school, like one at L’Arbre or Art in the Park. They have many excellent teachers, and I think the most important thing is to find someone who can help you get started.
Thank you very much for your time,
Brent “Tug” Phillips & Associates
“Brent Phillips” is an artist and avid professional painter. He has been in the field for over 45 years
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