Have You Ever Wanted to Learn How to Paint? Beginner Acrylic Painting Lessons Starting Soon in New Art Studio in Branford CT
Acrylic Painting for the Absolute Beginner - A Fresh Start in my NEW Art Studio
Here's a great class for absolute beginners or those who want to brush up on their skills. You'll learn the process of creating an acrylic painting from a blank canvas to ready to frame. We'll start with the basic building blocks of painting – design, value, and color and add on. With each lesson you'll build confidence quickly through practice and easy to follow instructions.
You'll learn how to mix colors and how to see and apply light and dark colors to create a more realistic painting. The class will focus on the fundamentals of color mixing, basic brush techniques, paint handling and application. We'll put it all together to complete a finished painting.
Acrylic paints are terrific for beginners because they dry quickly which makes it easy to make corrections or learn to build layers. I often tell my students "Acrylics are great because they're fixable".
In our first class I'll review materials: paints, and brushes and how to care for them, Best palettes and the variety of different surfaces to paint on.
Class sizes are small so each student will receive plenty of one-on-one assistance.. You'll love the friendly and warm environment of your peers while working on fun and easy to do exercises that you can practice at home.
Once all the basics lessons are complete, you'll have the opportunity to put your new skills and knowledge to work on your own piece. Whether you want to create a still life, landscape, seascape, or portrait, each lesson will help you gain an understanding of the painting process so that you can apply it to the subject matter of your choice.
Even if you have never painted before, in a short period of time you can learn the basic concepts of painting and techniques needed to create convincing paintings.
With plenty of guidance and individual attention, you'll be surprised at how much you'll learn to build your painting confidence.
What are you waiting for? Sign up today so that you can be creating beautiful paintings.
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Back at it a second day in a row. I'm down at Wooster Square in New Haven CT. I find this place incredibly magically especially during the springtime. The cherry blossoms line the streets, kids are playing in the park. Lots of people walking their dogs. The annual Cherry Blossom Festival is happening in a few days and you can just feel the excitement in the air. Pink Rain - full of joy and wonder!
It was a little cooler today than yesterday and the spot I selected was tucked away in the shade of a large tree. I love the colors of this beautifully crafted brownstone home. The teal color trim, red brick and burnt red-orange transom over the front door and first floor windows gave a nice backdrop to the pink blooms. There was so much architectural details that I had to leave out but what I hope I conveyed was the essence of this picturesque scene.
As you can see in the photo below, the petals would float right through the air and stick to my canvas or palette! At first I thought ... oh no... I've got to get this off... it's going to ruin the painting.. but second thought... let me leave it there, it's great for matching colors!
The last photo in the group below is from inside the Famous Pepe's Pizza! My friend Patty and I finished our painting session by splitting a small sausage pizza.... what a fantastic day!
Do you want to join me for Plein Air Painting lessons? I just finished posting the Summer Schedule of 4 week classes. We'll meet every Thursday in the Branford, Guilford and Madison area. Click here for more information... this class is great for beginners and those who want to brush up on their skills.
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At the end of April I was with a small group of painters from the Madison Art Society, we met up in New Haven at Wooster Square.
There are dozens of Cherry Blossom trees that line the square.
It's so incredibly beautiful there.... almost magical! The finely crafted architecture of the old brownstone homes are along the parameter of the park where folks are walking their dogs, children are playing and everyone seems to enjoy a leisurely stroll. Every Saturday in the summertime there's a farmers market. It's just the friendliest neighborhood.
People come from all over the state to walk around, take photos, and enough a delicious authentic Italian meal in the heart of Little Italy of New Haven. I've been here numerous times to paint and I'm always so in awe over how beautiful and enchanting the Square looks with the unique architecture of each building and the soft pink cascade of the cherry blossoms.
I met so many interesting people, a photographer name Jason, who took the coolest photo of me while painting. I'll share it in an upcoming e-book titled 10 of my Best Tips for Painting Outside. I met two lovely ladies who were good friends, they even dressed alike!
I met an art student who took a photo of my easel and painting for her final project and a fellow artist (tattoo artist) who was working for the City of New Haven planting trees.
I hope I encourage a really nice gentleman to join our Madison Art Society Plein Air group ... he said he would love to get back into painting again....
This is exactly what I love about plein air painting... it's not just painting outside... it's meeting new people, sharing stories, learning about new places, making friends...
I just set up my Summer Plein Air Painting Class schedule, go here for more info. If you'd like to start painting outdoors but don't know where to begin... join me.!
A few photos while painting at Wooster Square - April 24, 2109
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