Lately talking to people about painting is something I've been doing a lot of. So with my team, Nicole and Frankie, we decided to build a new website because I want to demystify the process of painting and embrace the joy of creating. And through the process of exploration and experimentation, help you discover more about your painting skills and yourself.
Painting is probably the second best thing in the world that I've ever done. I love doing it. A lot of information out there these days is kinda serious. Painting to me is fun, and there is already plenty of angst in the world.
Our goal is to make a website that educates, entertains and shares information in as fun a way as possible. I don't like elitism or pretentiousness. I like the idea of standing side to side with people and throwing some paint around. It's a great thing.
I've watched a lot of people struggle with parts of their painting process over a fairly long time. It seemed to me that there were some fairly simple solutions to some of these problems. On Explore Acrylics I help you with a simple approach to the equipment you will need to get started and keep your space well set up so that when the paint starts flying around nothing will get in your way.
http://www.explore-acrylic-painting.com/painting-tools.html If you want more information on this topic take a look at my May 2011 Paint Talk article on the Chroma site, A Painter’s Space here
On Explore Acrylics I explain things like a whole host of painting techniques, what they are and how they can help you create the effects you’re after http://www.explore-acrylic-painting.com/acrylic-painting-techniques.html .
We also explore a range of mediums and help you understand where and how to use them.
There are free painting tutorials to help you get a handle on a set of techniques you’ll need, say to paint a beautiful sky or beach scene. We’ll add more in time.
Let us know what you think so far. about what we are addressing on the site. If I can save some people some angst or solve some problems for people, then that's great. Either click the link above or just add a comment below.
My enthusiasm is infectious- let’s get into it and have some fun!!