Saturday, January 24, 2015

Upcoming Exhibition - March 2015

I know it's been awhile. And if you follow my food allergy blog, you'll understand why. However, deadlines seem to light a fire under my butt faster than anything else and this past month is no exception.

Ever since I began portrait art, I avoided acrylics like the plague. It just seemed I could never control them the way I could with oils. So I never gave them a chance. It seems I did this with many mediums. I avoid until I force myself to use it. Lo and behold, I came to a startling realization.

A true artist can tame and even master almost any medium if you have a solid art foundation to begin with. What I mean by foundation is figure drawing from a live model or simply practice, from when you first could pick up a pencil.

What does this mean for you? Just because you fail trying out watercolor that one time doesn't mean you should avoid that medium forever. In fact, you are doing yourself a great disservice if you do! Trying different mediums adds to your portfolio and your technical skills.

watercolor palette
What medium or style of art scares you? That's the one that will teach you the most!

And if you can't get a grasp on a specific aspect of the drawing or painting? YouTube has a ton of tutorial videos which can help you add art techniques to your arsenal.