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Friday, June 28, 2019

Getting From Point A to Point B

Reworking From Point A to Point B

I've had a really great week and
 I wanted to share some of that with you.  

I had a mermaid class in my
FREE Facebook Group,
Painter Nation Homeschool Art Club.  

Click HERE to ask to join, answer the 3 questions
and I'll open that door just as soon as I can.

Last week in the Bucket List Artist Facebook group
 I taught how to paint rocks. 

 This week I finished that painting.

This is what the finished painting looks like.

Then I. had a painting I have never been happy with.
Loved the clouds, but. nothing else in the painting worked for me.  Yesterday I decided to work on it some more.  It's funny how you see things differently after a little while.  

Didn't like the background, the bales of hay, the road,
 the barn or the fence.  

I really didn't change that much, but I reworked the entire background of trees and bushes, giving them more definition.
The bales of hay were too green, although when hay is baled it is very green and then changes color over time.  But they were tooooo green, so I brightened up the part facing the viewer and tried to put the ones in the background not as bright as those in the foreground. I reworked the road giving it more definition in the foreground.  I brightened it up and added deeper ruts and more rocks.  I made the fence larger and gave them some weeds at ground level.  I also changed the roof on the barn a bit.  
Anyway, I'm happier with it now.  

Get my 7 Tips for Color Mixing printable which I referred to several times as I made corrections to this painting.  It was all in the values and color as it usually is.  
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Print it out and keep it where you paint because you will refer to it often.


Saturday, June 15, 2019

How To Use A Script Liner

If Color Mixing Didn't Make You Lose Your Mind -

Learning How To Use A Script Liner Will!

Using a script liner brush has a learning curve,
but it's so important in your art kit
that it's vital to learn how to use it.

I created this video to show you how to use 
a natural hair and a synthetic brush.
I have used a natural hair brush for 20 years and 
in this video is the first time I've ever used a synthetic.
It's no wonder I did better with the natural hair brush.

In this video I'll show you how to paint a small tree with 
many branches as well as grasses with pods.

A new artist should just pull off a large sheet of freezer paper,
(yes, from the grocery store)
and paint on the shiny side.

Over and over and over.
Fill that paper with trees and branches and limbs.
When you start to get the feel of it,
then you can move on to the grasses.

If you enjoyed that video, how about giving it a thumbs up,
and subscribe to my channel.  Next to the subscribe button there is usually a little bell.  Click that little bell and you'll get a notification when I upload a new video on Fridays.
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There are lots of other instructional videos on my channel.

Click HERE to see another video on using brushes.

Feel free to share with anyone you think would enjoy it.

I created this video for my Bucket List Artists
FREE Facebook group.  
I do a weekly Facebook live on Thursdays at 1 p.m.
I always focus on things that beginners need to know but it is hard to find the info to help you learn.
Click HERE to go to Bucket List Artists Facebook Group.
Ask to join and then answer the 3 questions.
Then and only then can I open the door and say,
 "Come on in".

Thanks for stopping by today
and let's paint together real soon.

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Ghent, Kentucky, United States
I'm a nature artist and I love to paint old barns, rivers and lakes, trees and fence rows and flowers. I work almost daily. You can purchase paintings by contacting me at and there is also a tab across the top of my blog for available paintings and one for small paintings with buy now buttons. You can also purchase through my Etsy shop using the name of Fine Nature Art. . Thank you so much for stopping by.