‘Stare, It is the way to educate your eye, and more. Stare, pry, listen, and eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long.’
Walker Evans – Photographer
How to be an artist (even if you’ve been putting it off for years)
To be an artist, expressing your emotions and moving an audience. You’ve looked at hundreds of paintings, read countless articles & books,
And you wonder, could I ever paint that? Could I be an artist?
Getting going can be the hardest part…
The Art of the Start
Look at any piece of great art and you’ll notice it has a certain electricity to it.
It’s not just paint on canvas or charcoal on paper.
It has an energy to it that comes from the artist.
If you’ve ever seen a Van Gogh in the flesh, you can’t help but feel how he loved paint, the thick impasto sunflowers and vivid complementary colours.
If you’ve had the privilege to view Monet’s Waterlillies, you’ll have felt an emotional charge – it just mesmerises you.
This energy is addictive, because if you feel the way the painter does, it fires you up.
You want to get painting, to express yourself, you are inspired to create, but then we sometimes meet our old friend – doubt, or as Steven Pressfield calls it ‘resistance’.
Why I’ve created this course
I’ve created this course and deliberately taken an impressionistic approach so you can’t get distracted by the details and lose momentum.
It will help you to ‘loosen up’ and create expression in your paintings and the step by step videos will keep your paintings on course.
The problem with learning to paint is, where do you begin when you’ve got so many ideas but don’t know where to start.
So when you attempt your first painting more often than not, you use too many colours – too soon, resulting in paintings that fall short of your expectations.
The acrylics dry too quickly and you just can’t get the blending or the colour mixing right.
What’s worse, you don’t know how to fix it.
This 3 part video will provide you with a great introduction to creating professional, expressive, impressionistic seascapes in Acrylics.
It’s time to start taking your art seriously
It just has to be your masterpiece, with your energy to create a painting that you can hang proudly on your wall.
Those are the things that matter.
Will Kemp’s Beginners Impressionistic Acrylic Landscape Course and is now available. You can learn more and join the course by just clicking this link.