Artist's Back to Basics

Brush Article 18

Last article we talked about planning our painting before we made any marks and trying to uncover any problem areas prior to working on a finished piece. We discussed that it was a great idea to practise on a blank canvas and to mentally go through the motions of making the painting to try and discover some problem areas before you got down to the business end.

In the next couple of articles, we will take a detailed look at what some of these problem areas maybe, some strategies for discovering them and some ideas for dealing with them.

The first thing that we need to look at though is developing our perception skills. By this I don’t just mean using your eyes. I mean developing sensitivity and “feel” for the paint, brushes and surface.

I can’t count the number of times I have explained in workshops

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