Feedback from Jane Thompson
I have always wanted to be a professional artist and although that possibility might be past now, I still want to learn as though I was a professional.
Art is now my main interest and I try to paint or draw every day.
No matter how much one works and practices there is always something to learn and I love to learn about art techniques and art itself. …
First of all, it doesn’t matter if you can paint. It helps a little bit, but the majority of fine artists making tons of money today are not representational painters! This means they draw geometric shapes or splashes of paint, using heavy brushstrokes and scratchy movements. Those artists who are painting recognizable things in their art, are usually using a simplified, stylistic (not realistic) cartoonish method, which is a million times easier than actually painting objects and people as they are. I’ll say it again; representation it out. What should I paint? What you want to do is develop a theme and a style. Use the same colors (and not a lot). Pick your 5 favorite colors. Muted and dull…