What do you paint next? Big question. I usually have something in mind while I am painting my current one. Or I take out the canvas I will be painting on and just look at it. Is it big and wants something special. or big and need something big and detailed. A little 8 X 10 makes me want to paint small things like birds. And you can tell that by my website. https://gartengalleryplus.com/product/a-lavender-bird/. I love landscapes, seascapes are my favorite place to be and Paintings of animals.
Look through your computer at your photos. Hopefully, they are not just selfies. Find ones that make you happy. Don’t just look at the middle of the pictures, is there anything in the background you can use? Or go out and take pictures of every you see. Pictures of ordinary objects from different views. Maybe you don’t think they are special. That is because you see them every day. This is one of my pictures. Not so special, right? But it reminds me of when my 2 sisters came to visit me. I would not paint the entire picture but look at that sunset. Amazing. Take your camera every place you go to. Not the grocery store unless you want to paint fruit or potatoes. Now that sounds like a challenge.
The next place to look is online. There are a few sites that allow you to use pictures for free. Like for a week or a month but then you pay. either by the week or picture or month. If you want to many or want to you can join. You will have more than enough to paint. Just make sure they are royalty free. You can type into the search anything, lions, elephants, flowers, old truck, or dogs. Just make sure they are royalty free. Getting free images is getting harder. They have to make a living too.
When you just begin to paint, keep it simple. This is a simple one you can do online. It teaches you about the layers of paint you use to create the look you want.
Here is another simple one to paint for practice In is found on you-tube. Just click this link to go to a beginner abstract landscape. You can find almost anything you want on youtube. just type in beginner acrylic painting tutorials. any type of painting you want. It is amazing how many people are set up to teach. I want to, but don’t have the capital required. Maybe someday.
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