First Things First

Starting to paint can feel daunting, but you can learn techniques that will help you along your way. Even master painters practice their strokes with oil sketches. Practice will eventually help you create a painting that looks free and effortless. Experimentation is also an important part of painting. As you progress, don’t be afraid to try new ideas.


There are different ways to hold your paintbrush. Each will give your painting a different effect. Also, the type of grip you use will vary depending upon the size of your brush. Experiment to see which of the following three grips works best ...

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