My husband bought me a book about learning how to paint for Christmas, so over the break, I decided to check it out.
The opening pages explained materials and basic techniques, like understanding how to choose colors and the importance of a focal point. They were all things I had never considered with painting but that I haven’t been able to un-see since.
It also has 50 different little paintings to try with instructions and explanations of different techniques. Even though I’ve painted before, I decided to start with the first one in the book.
It’s just black and white paint, but the goal is to learn mixing and become comfortable with playing around.
Believe it or not, it took about an hour from start to finish, and it was just as fun to do in my quiet house as it was in a studio. (Though, the curious cat can make things interesting.)
I can’t wait to try out the next one.