Rule of Thirds

Published: May 20, 2019

I will start this post out as I start almost all of my posts.  When it comes to being creative, in any field, there are no “rules”.  When it comes to your creation, it is you that will decide what it right and what is not.  Remember, as the late Bob Ross would say, “There […]


Painting – Using Layers

Published: May 12, 2019

Background, Foreground and Subject…  Using these three layers will help your painting pop.  Painting with acrylics does have some limitations.  Blending colors with acrylics can be quite difficult so using layers will allow you to add depth to your project. BACKGROUND Once your have decided what you want to create whether a still-life, landscape or […]


Painting – Setting Up Your Workspace

Published: May 5, 2019

So you’ve decided to start your first painting.  If you read my last post, you should have the basic supplies needed to get going. I will be going over how you can setup your work area to optimize your time and keep the mess to a minimum.  Again, with anything that has to do with […]


Painting – Where to Start

Published: May 1, 2019

As with any new venture, the hardest part is to know where to start.  It is not any different with starting to learn to paint. When you begin to purchase supplies, be prepared to be thoroughly confused.  There are thousands, upon thousands of different styles and qualities of paint, brushes, canvases, etc. So be ready […]


Welcome to Paint with Mark

Published: April 29, 2019

  Welcome to Paint with Mark. A blog/vlog series that will introduce the novice to the wonderful world of art and painting. Watch my videos and read my blog posts to get all the information that you will need to become an aspiring artist.  Make sure to watch my tutorial videos on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/markplante […]

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