This is the place or beginners to gather and ask questions, seek feedback, and share their thoughts and experiences. Experienced artists willing to provide encouragement and share what they know are also welcome here.
Latest Activity: Oct 24
Hello and Welcome to the Beginners Group!
If you are a beginner and would like to share your art, you can either post in the Show & Tell thread or start your own discussion.
If you are a beginner and would like some advice on a specific work-in-progress, you can either post in the WIP thread or start your own discussion.
Experienced Artists--please don't share your artwork in this group unless you are using it to answer a beginner's question.
Click here to learn how to upload images into your forum posts (which is important so that people can see your art within the post, rather than as an attachment link beneath your post).
Just two simple rules:
Thanks for joining & have fun!
I always wanted to try to draw. And I always wanted to paint. I started sketching in February to keep my hands busy because I was trying to stop smoking because I just was hospitalized on the 14th and I had 2 blood clots in my lungs. So to keep my…READ MORE
I have been painting on Cardboard since Jan. My goal has been to do something with Paints 5 days a week. Cardboard has been wonderful for me...not intimidating, easy to throw out and free...just cut boxes apart.READ MORE
hope these are ok to look t!…READ MORE
i have a 16x20 canvas. how much acrylic paint will i need to cover the whole thing in a solid background color? i get the liquitex heavy body 2 ounce tubes. the reason i ask is because i'll have to mix the color and want to be sure to make…READ MORE
I found this recommended list online somewhere; however, I have also encountered suggestions to include Mars Black and Mixing White. I am a little concerned about the chemicals in the paints because I just read some articles (pro and con) about…READ MORE
I'm finally painting 16x20 canvasses that are too big to work on flat. I'm on my 2nd on an easel. I've tried sitting, standing - which requires reseting the easel. I'd like some tips about working on an easel. Where do you have your palette, water…READ MORE