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10 Minute Art Lessons

10 Minute Art Lessons

These short lessons are designed to teach you basic yet important art concepts, practical advice and info.
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Painting From Life - What is it and how do I do it, and what will I learn from it?  Click HERE to read the blog post about painting from life.  

 How Do You Tone A Canvas - Click HERE to see how I toned 4 and began using.

Is Practice That Important? - Click HERE to see how I practice. 

What Type of Brush Do I Need And Why - Click HERE to learn about brushes and which ones you might need and why.

Learning to Create Distance - Click HERE to see from one of my favorite paintings how to create depth and fool the eye.

What Can I Learn From A Color Wheel - Click HERE to see a post about using and understanding a color wheel.

Organizing Paint - Click HERE to see how I organize my paint.  

Painting Peonies.  Click HERE to read a post with video instruction one way to paint peonies. 

Trying to Loosen up Your Work?  Click HERE to see how I played around trying to do just that. 

Improving Drawing Skills - Learning to draw can be frustrating to say the least.  Click HERE to see how I work to improve my drawing skills.  (Theory and motivation)

Getting An Idea For A Painting - Click HERE to see the process of getting an idea and taking it to fruition. 

How Do YOU Plan Out Your Time - Click HERE to see one way I do it.  

 When Will You SEE Improvement in Your Painting?- Click HERE to see the Magic Formula for seeing results.

Learning to Paint On The Cheap - Click HERE to read and listen to ways to cut down on the cost of learning to paint.  (disclaimer - I'm going to show you my own online art course, but there's lots of other info too.) 

Tips For Mixing Color - Click HERE to learn how to mix and understand color. 

What Can You Learn From Painting 30 Paintings in 30 Days? - Click HERE to find out the ups and downs of this online painting challenge.

One Way To Transfer a Drawing to a Support - In this case the support was a rock, but you'll get the idea.  Click HERE to see how this worked. 

Preparation is Key For Success - Click HERE to see how I got ready to paint 30 paintings in 30 days.

Improving Painting Clouds - Click HERE to see the process for improvement. 

How To Set Up An Acrylic Palette - Click HERE to learn how to set up your palette (includes video)   

More Cloud Painting Videos - Click HERE to see why what I started isn't what I ended up with. 

How Many Brushes Do I Need? - Click HERE to see what 2 brushes can do.  

How To Paint Sunflowers From The Inside Out - Click HERE to see how to do that.  

What Kind Of Paper Should I Use For Practice - Click HERE to see the types of paper available.


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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.