Fine art method for beginners

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Are you wondering how we can make some fine art piece which you can proudly hang in your house even when you are not an artist?Ā I’m going to show you the method for every time successful painting a story!

Get your suppliers ready and we will have some fun this weekend!fine art 2This is the patter I’m going to use.

fine art 3and this is place where I’m going to hang it šŸ™‚fine art 4so it can look beautiful with this! šŸ™‚

I have finally managed to find some quality time to finish the first of two paintings for my bathroom wall but let’s start from the beginning.

The first step was to prepare some materials. We need tracing paper, pencil,Ā canvas, oil paints and brushes, a damp cloth, thinner, and the most important – the design which you would like to paint.

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The first step is very easy. We need to place a single sheet of tracing paper on the design – you can clip them together to prevent moving. If you are working on the bigger canvas you would have to stick individual sheets in to make a bigger one or look for a suitable size in the arts and crafts stores.

fine art 9Trace theĀ object.

I painted the background of my canvas a week earlier to have them nice and dry. Depending on the house temperature and thickness of the paint one week may not be enough, so if you are not in a hurry please allow a few more days. If the paint of background is still wet and then you put another layer on top, the painting may start to crack due to the uneven drying speed.

Once all was ready I painted over the tracing papers using a dark color in the dark spots and a light color in the light ones. You can always lift the trace paper to see how the colors are changing close to the borders of the design. Try to keep dark and light spots as similar as possible to your design.

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Then we need to place the tracing paper with the paint on it face down on the canvas. Be careful, do it straight. It didn’t matter so much for my project but if you pick a different theme it may become very important.

fine art 7I used damp cloth to press gently over the whole area on the tracing paper to leave good marks on the canvas. The tracing paper will not be wet on the underside so you don’t have to be worried about a mess.

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Then we need to slowly lift or rather pull off the tracing paper from the canvas and our painting is almost ready!

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Keep your design close with you while working on the canvas. Keep checking how the colors are changing and what shapes they take, where are shadows needed? I didn’t do many changes after making the print. I increased the amount of paint in each area and blended a bit between light and dark colors so they look more natural.

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I think this is the easiest technique known and will bring you successful results every time. Now allow the painting to dry for another week or so. You can hang it already if you want šŸ™‚ Since I painted round all the edges very carefully I will not need a frame for it.

If you would like toĀ use acrylic paints you would have to hurry as they dry very fast ( completely dry in 30 minutes). That is why IĀ  recommend oils, you can take your time and work on everything as detailed as you want.

fine art 4Now by bathroom is almost done!

Happy painting!

 

Fine Art Fall Project

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What do you do on long fall weekends?

Some people like to sit in front of the TV, some like to put a puzzle together or read a book. They are notĀ bad ideas but I highly recommend to try your handsĀ on something special which you could be proud of and even hangĀ in your living room – or at least your kitchen. šŸ™‚

Fall colors are bringing so muchĀ inspiration and ideas. My imagination goes wild with all those yellows, reds and brown shades. IĀ have not prepared a step by step presentation yet but I would like to show a few of my pieces which you may like to copy (for your private use only) and I will provide support with some theory on composition and step by step tutorials for something simple and yet striking. šŸ™‚AfroditelogoOne of my favorites oil paintings.Ā I have called her Aphrodite but this may not be a very fortunate choice. Nevertheless , the idea came to me kind of in a dream, and the next day I went for Ā a walk,Ā Ā took a pictures of nature around me and picked some leaves and roses which were on theirĀ “last legs” anyway. Then I drew it all on the canvas, fillingĀ  gaps with differentĀ kind of shapes imitating all of the fall life I have managed to collect. Then I studied the colors and lines. It took me a year to finish it off but I have to admit I’m not very fast with my painting and sometimes it takes a while to just took at it and find those small details or shapes of shadows which should be added or painted more deeply. This may be the beginning of your imagination about fall colors and shapes šŸ™‚Fall flowersThis one was inspired by an old postcard which I don’t have anymore but I remember it from my childhood. The composition is simple, maybe too simple, but there is something hidden in the painting which makes it very funny to meĀ because itĀ reminds me how we, as a kids, used to dream about little fairiesĀ from the forest. If you look carefully there is one sitting on the edge of the vase.Just for kitchenHehehe and this is an old one! Painted about 10 years ago. I had this annoying empty space of wall in my kitchen. I really had to do something with it. The painting took not more than 40 minutes. I was surprised how many of my friends really like it and were even trying to nick it šŸ™‚ I guess it could fit on many small empty walls. I have decided to put it on this post to show how something so simple and not really demanding in time, supplies and special preparations can make an impression on viewers and give you pleasure while you’re creating it.

Now, go on and start creating your own fine art fall project.

Happy ideas, Ā bigĀ or small, huntingĀ for fall colors!