"Don't be discouraged... watercolor(u)r as with any medium takes time, practice and determination.
If you have the opportunity and financial means to take a watercolor class with a local artist/instructor... then do. The interaction,…"
"I will draw whatever I SEE AROUND ME to loosen up.
then I will usually get another idea from that idea. which snowballs into another idea.
also looking at other art is cool. reading or viewing art videos on youtube. "
"What art has taught me is:
I have done the very best I could at that moment. It may not be the best I am capable of doing but it was the best I could do at that moment.
In that light, I forgive myself for all the “mistakes” I have made.…"
"Im new in art and Im glad I became a part of this club a week ago. I like taking pictures and downloading pictures that I use as models and modify. Im glad to hear there is no bad art and well, like Bette said , as long as you love what u do. I love…"
"Hey Michele....this is how I do it....when I come across a picture, drawing, painting etc that I like, I would tell myself, "how would I have done that?" and then I do my twist or take on that piece....I have done that with…"
"When members of our group do a study of someones work they always put something like "van Goghs blah blah study" or what ever happens to apply. These items are often things that they would only keep at home, using this as a study on…"
"I have never heard that, Michael, but makes sense.I used to own a custom design greeting card business...also did some apparel. I had many copyrights, a trademark....spent money on many that did not need them! They say anything earning $2,000 a…"
"it is a standard practice when painting in another artist's style or copying another artist's work to sign the painting with 'after' and the artist's name. For example, if I painted a copy of Van Gogh's Sunflowers, i…"
"I agree too but would like to add this. Many well known and new artists alike will "copy" famous paintings in an effort to try to figure out how it was done. I have seen artists at the Smithsonian painting an image of a painting they see…"
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