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Great stuff Denise, glad you found it helpful. I’ve got a four page feature scheduled for publication in TA on ‘How to create visually strong paintings’, which you should find helpful, although this won’t be until the January 2022 edition! Some time off yet...
I'll look forward to that. I think it must be the aim of everyone to create a visually strong painting.I would have had just over a years experience with oils by then but, I bet I'll still be asking as many questions. Looking forward to next month's final article.
You’re making great progress D but it takes time, and there are no short cuts in art.  I’m still learning after many decades, but basic drawing and sketching is such an important discipline in any artists progress - and one that’s often ignored! My fourth article discusses framing your finished paintings, including how to make your own frames etc. Hope you find it interesting. That’s my lot then for this year, I’ve got four more so far scheduled for 2022.

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No short cuts Alan. Since I discovered art, last year, my waking hours are only of sketching and painting and learning about it. I live it. Nothing else really matters to me anymore. It's consumed me. Even If I never improve, it's like an expression of an extra limb. I might be rubbish because I haven't been doing it long but I've gained much. I've been painting and sketching less than a year with no guidance until I joined the site. I am late to art and work myself to exhaustion. I want to catch up on what I feel I have missed. I only stop thinking about it when I sleep and then, I'm probably dreaming of what I'm going to paint next. I couldn't express in words, what art feels like to me but I'm sure you all must feel it.
Yes Denise, I know that you’re putting everything into your art, and results are starting to show. Your commitment and work schedule certainly puts me to shame!
It puts us all to shame. Your determination to learn is inspiring Denise. Well done!
Well, thanks Alan and Gillian, I'm sure we all work hard, I just trying to catch up. It is such a big subject.
No short cuts Alan. Since I discovered art, last year, my waking hours are only of sketching and painting and learning about it. I live it. Nothing else really matters to me anymore. It's consumed me. Even If I never improve, it's like an expression of an extra limb. I might be rubbish because I haven't been doing it long but I've gained much. I've been painting and sketching less than a year with no guidance until I joined the site. I am late to art and work myself to exhaustion. I want to catch up on what I feel I have missed. I only stop thinking about it when I sleep and then, I'm probably dreaming of what I'm going to paint next. I couldn't express in words, what art feels like to me but I'm sure you all must feel it.
Denise Cat on 27/02/2021 00:38:45
Don’t forget to enjoy the process. Martin
You know, Van Gogh when he started said he couldn’t draw. Indeed his early drawings are sometimes heavy and clumsy though full of feeling, he really worked at it and you could say he was pretty much self taught. Look what he did, it’s a tragedy he didn’t get to see what an impact his work made on the world. Martin
Thanks for your input Martin.
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