Do You Desire to Learn to Draw and Paint Well?

Section targeting Do you desire to learn to draw and paint, and create art you can be proud of?

Or have have you been painting for a while and found yourself in a rut?Section targeting Do you want some guidance the help you get moving again?

"Abundance", 16"x 20", Oil by Connie Nelson

Or, maybe you just want to take your drawing and painting skills to a higher level?

Art can enrich your life. It is up to you to make that decision.

It has definitely impacted mine. My students and my fellow artists share the same experience. So why can't be it the same for you? Section targeting Learn the essential techniques. Learn to think like an artist.

Learning to draw and paint is a journey with both rewards and challenges.

Talent alone will not do it. You need techniques, insights, and intuition. Combine that with persistence and dedication, and you will create the art of your dreams.

Here you have the opportunity to learn to draw and paint. Use my tips, techniques, teachings and online resources to improve your art from the comfort of your home.

Here you will..........

  • Grasp the basics of drawing. Use my guidelines and tutorials, and learn to draw effectively and accurately.

    Imagine the confidence that comes from being able to draw anything you want. Plus, if you learn how to draw well, painting becomes easier, too.

  • Explore different painting media: oil, pastel, oil pastels, watercolors and acrylics.

    Apply the techniques you learn from new media to your chosen medium to strengthen your visual language.

  • Dig deeply into the special challenges of painting various subject matter, such as figures, landscapes, and still life. Different subject matter offers different challenges. Learn how to tackle them and expand your repertoire.

  • Go beyond mechanistic techniques and enhance your artistic voice by learning the thinking habits and disciplines of successful representational artists.

    Use these art tips to maximize your learning in art classes, workshops or other tutorials. Section targeting

  • Develop and fine tune your style with exercises and tutorials drawn from my experience as an art teacher.

    Work through these exercises to gain the skills you need to take you where you want to go.

So let's learn to draw and paint together!


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