Painting Tips and Tricks: Creating an Original Composition

Painting Tips and Tricks: Creating an Original Composition

How do we create an original Composition Concept for a New Painting, you ask? When your mind is a blank and you’re looking at stark white canvas, sometimes it’s hard to come up with an ORIGINAL COMPOSITION idea for a painting. In fact, it can be downright intimidating and scary! So, let’s use the idea of creating an original composition for a fall landscape as an example while thinking through this process. Here is a suggestion of how you might go about getting over the hump. This is a method I use all the time. It’s not the only method but it’s a goody! First thing to remember is that “GOOGLE IMAGES” and “PINTEREST” are our FRIENDS!!!! 🙂 For instance, here are a few paintings I chose to help me create my own unique original composition of a Fall Landscape. Not COPY, just HELP! So, we know we don’t want to copy. That’s plagiarism. Not only is that a big NO NO but it’s also not as much fun. Remember, there’s a difference between taking a class, following the instructor and creating a new and fresh original composition for your new painting. While taking a class, there is nothing wrong with creating the same painting as your instructor. It’s not going to come out exactly the same anyway so this will be unique as well. But, for our purposes here, we are creating our own ORIGINAL COMPOSITION for our painting. We are each original and special people in our own right and we want our own personalities to come across in our paintings.  So how do we use other...
Adult Oil Painting Courses

Adult Oil Painting Courses

Two Wet on Wet Adult Oil Painting Courses offered November 2015. Sunday Mornings or Monday Nights AGE RANGE: 18 and up Registration Ends: Friday October 30, 2015 CLASS SIZEs: (minimum 3; maximum 10) DATE: November 1 – November 29, 2015 (Sunday Mornings for 5 weeks) TIME: 11AM – 12:30PM or DATE: November 2 – November 30, 2015 (Monday Nights for 5 weeks) TIME: 8PM – 9:30PM LOCATION: I Paint Today, 9 Acton Rd Suite 10, Chelmsford MA TUITION: $160.00 (Includes all supplies needed for all 5 classes.) Let’s paint “Happy Trees”! These adult oil painting courses are designed to teach similar to the “Wet on Wet” oil painting techniques. It’s easier than you think! Honestly, no experience is necessary. It will enhance your skills and bring out imagination and self-confidence. You will learn how to use a variety of brushes and a palette knife in order to create your works of art! ADULT INTRODUCTION TO WET ON WET OIL PAINTING This introductory course covers basic painting techniques with an emphasis on contemporary applications of the oil paint medium and solvents. The Objectives of these adult oil painting courses are to provide the beginning painter …with the skills necessary to create simple but beautiful landscape paintings. …knowledge of materials used in this technique. …the tools and techniques used in this style of oil painting. …the basics of oil painting through an engaging introduction. Topics include… …the use of composition. …the proper use of a color palette. …how to create texture. …the concepts of form and value through landscape oil painting. …the understanding of various oil painting brushes, their uses and...
Acrylic Landscape Painting Course Age 7 to 17

Acrylic Landscape Painting Course Age 7 to 17

Introduction to Acrylic Landscape Painting Course for Kids begins November 2, 2015 and meets each Monday for 5 weeks. Let’s Paint Landscapes! AGE RANGE: 7 – 17 Registration Ends: Friday October 30, 2015 CLASS SIZE*: (minimum 4; maximum 15) DATE: November 2 – November 30, 2015 (Mondays) TIME: 3:45PM-5:00PM (Class begins promptly at 4PM) LOCATION: I Paint Today, 9 Acton Rd Suite 10, Chelmsford MA TUITION: $125.00 (Includes all supplies needed for all 5 classes.) Painting should be a NO FEAR ZONE! This Acrylic Landscape Painting for Kids is specifically designed to teach acrylic landscape painting techniques. It is designed to enhance skills and bring out your imagination and self-confidence. During this acrylic painting course your kids will experiment with a variety of elements, tools and methods to create acrylic works of art! INTRODUCTION TO ACRYLIC LANDSCAPE PAINTING FOR KIDS This introductory course covers basic acrylic landscape painting techniques with an emphasis on contemporary applications of acrylic landscape painting on canvas. The Objectives of this course are to provide each painter with the following: The skills necessary to create simple but beautiful landscapes. Basic knowledge of materials. The basic tools and techniques. How to layer paint in acrylic landscape painting. Topics for discussion and practice will include the following: How t create an interesting composition. How to create and use a landscape color palette. How to create an illusion of texture. Understanding concepts of form and value. Understanding various brushes, their uses and proper care. By the end of the course, each child will have a basic understanding of concepts, basic tools and composition used to accomplish his or...

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