Painting Tips and Tricks: The 3 COLOR RULE makes Painting Easy! YEAH!

Painting Tips and Tricks: The 3 COLOR RULE makes Painting Easy! YEAH!

AN EXTREMELY EASY STAGE I ACRYLIC PAINTING: APPLYING COLOR USING THE BASIC 3 COLOR RULE Oh no! My stark white canvas is scary. How do I get rid of the white? How do I apply color? Where do I start? EEK! These are fears I struggled with when I first started painting and a fears I see so many of my students struggle with now. Understanding the 3 Color Rule and some basic blending techniques will help relax your mind. First of all, it always helps to create a composition before you even pull out your canvas. See my blog on Creating an Original Composition to help you with that step. But for this blog, let’s say we have a basic composition. The composition we will use here is the “The Old West Desert Cactus.” You can find this and many other paintings on my Gallery Page . We’re looking at the blank white canvas. How do we know where to start? First things first… Preparation: Set up your Palette and get a large flat synthetic brush. I used a 2 inch Flat Taklon Brush. Paint Needed: I’m using Student Paints made by Dick Blick Art Materials. They are great for practice painting. Black – just choose one.. Mars, Ivory etc.. It doesn’t make a difference. Chose the black that you happen to have. Bright Red – Yours might have Crimson or Rose. You want a good red color with very little orange in it. If you’re not sure, mix a tiny amount of it with white and see if you get a true pink color. If it has...

Go Patriots! Pizza and Painting ONLY $25

Pizza, Painting and Patriots! What a combo! I Paint Today is hosting a Special Super Bowl Gear-Up Pizza and Painting Party January 31st at the Makay Art Center in Chelmsford, MA. Join the painting party from 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm and eat free pizza while painting your own Patriots memorabilia. Get fired up with excitement and have fun with friends while learning to paint this abstract football. This Special Event includes the January 65% OFF discount SALE. All Paint and Sip, Paint and Party and Special Events for January and February are ONLY $25 when booked by January 31, 2015. All I Paint Today classes include the basics: an exciting painting instructor with all the How To’s and all the supplies and materials needed to make these 16×20 canvas masterpieces. No experience is necessary. Register for this class on our calendar and then just show up in comfortable clothing ready to rock and roll with laughter and fun. Snacks and non-alcoholic drinks are available for free for these 2 months for your convenience. However, feel free to bring your own. For more information and to sign up for other classes we offer visit the I Paint Today website . I Paint Today is located in Merrimack Valley, Northwest of Boston, MA. We offer Paint and Party, Paint and Sip, and (kids) Cookies and Paint classes. Come to I Paint Today and Join the Painting...

Pizza and Painting – Go Patriots

Pizza, Painting and Patriots!  I Paint Today is hosting a special Pizza and Painting party November 23rd at the Makay Art Center in Chelmsford, MA.  Join the painting party from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm and enjoy free pizza while painting your own your own Patriots memorabilia.  Relax and have fun with friends while learning to paint. Join the I Paint Today VIP Newsletter to receive a discount code that will save you $30 off on your first I Paint Today art class. All I Paint Today classes include the basics: how to use the brushes, palette & paint; step by step instruction and blending techniques.  No experience is necessary and we provide all the supplies and materials.  Just show up ready to have fun. Snacks and non-alcoholic drinks are available for purchase for your convenience. Visit our website www.ipainttoday.com/calendar to sign up for this class or many others that we offer. I Paint Today is located in the Merrimack Valley, Northwest of Boston, Massachusetts.  We offer Paint and Party, Paint and Sip, and  Cookies and Paint classes.  Come to I Paint Today and Join the Painting...

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