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Painting Tips

Updated: Jun 18, 2020

Today we will look at how you can paint your own canvas. The best tips around for creating a successful artwork.

To get yourself passionate about what you love. Choose an image or your own photograph that you adore. We at A & K love our animals and landscapes, always taking our own photos for inspiration on what to paint next.


Once you have chosen your image that you would like to paint. Start sketching just like in art school, drawing faint lines with a pencil onto canvas. When you are happy with the proportions and the drawing. Start applying paint, in the light and dark areas.


Fill in each area with colour and create the first base. Usually a wash of colour. You will start to see the painting take shape. Then start adding in the detail. This can go on for ages until you are happy with the amount of detail applied. Use hatching and crosshatching techniques with the paint, large and fine brush strokes for effect.

“Paint what you are passionate about. This will make it easier to stay focused and enjoy what you are creating.”

What are you passionate about?


We would love to hear from you, if there is anything you would like us to create that sparks your passion. We will be happy to paint something you're passionate and excited about next.

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