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Site of the Month for October 2011

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Artist Directory
Site of the Month for October 2011 relates to Art Products and Services. Known Artist contains a lot of listings about art, artists, galleries, art products, arts and crafts, music artists, art supplies, art history, art work, art prints, body art, tattoo art, art center and more.

Beginning Art Paintings

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Paintings are one of the most beautiful pieces of art that man has ever produced. They have been around for thousands of years and have been produced or drawn on various types of material. With various designs, colors and meanings incorporated in them, they are simply a joy to see and behold. Hence, if you’re really interested in starting off with art paintings, below are some steps on how to begin. If you already find yourself good in drawing and other related hobbies, this article can be even helpful when you really want to start of doing art paintings. What you should do first would be to decide on what you hope to achieve in your paintings and decide your target. Don’t just rush into something blindly. Instead formulize on what type of art will suit you most as paintings come indifferent types and genres. Once you’ve done that, then you could start to plan on how you would reach that particular objective of yours.

Although painting would be the most important aspect of an art painting, if you plan to sell your painting at the end of the day, always draw something that is in demand in the market. Get to know the market niche and what customers want out of the paintings they buy. This way you’ll have a clearer idea on what you should do. Now to the painting part where proper planning has to be taken if you really want a good painting done. Painting shouldn’t be done rashly but you should go through roughly where and what you’ll start first on. For instance, always draw the main idea of the painting first such as a person’s face before heading on to other parts or the backgrounds. Through this you’ll be able to allocate enough space on materials such as canvas for the whole idea of your painting.