The 7 Painting Success Principles

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The following principles will give you a solid foundation for anything you chose to paint, regardless of subject or medium.

These are the why behind the how.

You’ll discover why you should be selective with composition, why colour mixing ‘works’ (and why it doesn’t), and see the benefits of dramatic use of contrast.

I’ve complied a reference list of posts and free video tutorials that fall under the 7 principles below, so you can easily find what you are looking for and can work through the articles chronologically, as if I were to teach you in my studio.

1. Coloured Ground

2. Contrast

Free Video Course using Coloured ground & Contrast

3. Composition

4. Colour Mixing

Free Video Courses using Composition & Colour mixing

5. Perspective

6. Negative Space

7. Glazing

Free Video Course using Colour mixing & Glazing

P.S. Once you know the why, and want to learn the how to, you’ll find other techniques and video tutorials that follow this approach, along the top bar.