• Advice for a Beginning Plein Air Painter

    3 monthes ago - By Gurney Journey

    On YouTube , Neat Studios asks: "What kind of advice would you give to a beginning plein-air painter?
    1. Use just a few colors.
    If you're trying to paint for the first time, use just black and white at first to familiarize yourself with the properties of the medium. When you're ready for color, use three colors and white. (Lately I've been using ultramarine blue , yellow ochre , and cadmium red .) After you've explored the possibilities of that group for a while, try another small group of colors.
    2. Use an easel.
    It will free up your non-painting hand and get the work close to your line...
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