Getting Started

GETTING STARTED

Painting is a rich and fulfilling adventure! I invite you to join me in an exploration of painting, finding both opportunities and challenges along the way! Alice Neel said “The minute I sat in front of a canvas, I was happy. Because it was a world, and I could do as I like in it.

I hope you find inspiration and joy from your own painting journey.

Getting Started

STAGES OF LEARNING

This video is great starter for all of the lessons in the site. There is no such thing a perfect painting. Let me share with you tips and advice to get you on the right mindset.

Stages of Learning

CHOOSING A PAPER SURFACE

It is still best to check out all kinds of paper and give all of them a try. In this video, I talk about my favorites, those which I occasionally use and those which I’m not so fond of.

Choosing A Paper Surface

CHOOSING PASTELS

This is a great video for beginners who do not have a lot of pastels. Here are some tips on developing your pastels and suggestions on what you might want to add on to your current set.

Choosing Pastels

SETTING UP FOR PASTEL

How do you set up your work space to be functional, comfortable and inviting? Here are a list of tips to get you going.

Setting Up For Pastel
Lesson 1

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