Self Taught Artist Podcast
The mission of the Self Taught Artist Podcast is to help artists (and aspiring artists!) learn and fully discover the joy of making art.
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For a long time I struggled to mix really vibrant colors. I was buying lots of different colors of paint from the art store as I didn’t know how to mix the colors I wanted. I believed that the more colors of paint I owned, the more vivid my paintings would be. Despite owning a ton of different paint colors, I still found myself mixing mud sometimes and not understanding why certain colors didn’t “play nice” together.
I had a major lightbulb moment when I discovered the Split Primary Palette. Once I understood the split primary palette, I knew how to avoid mixing mud.
We’re back this week with our Color Mixing and Color Theory Workshop for Artists: Part 3. Today is all about color mixing and the color wheel. Color wheels are not just for beginners. They’re for anyone looking to take their understanding of color to the next level. FREE WORKBOOK Inside!
41. Painting With a White Border! Tape Recommendations for Watercolor Painting and How to Remove Tape Without Ripping Watercolor Paper￼
Artists, behold the power of a white border around your artwork! When I work on paper in any medium, whether it’s acrylic paints, watercolors or gouache, I love to include a crisp white border around my art sometimes (using tape.) A white border around artwork acts like a mat in a picture frame. I share my best tips for how to remove tape from paper without ripping it.
Our agenda for today is to first talk about why you might tape off your artwork in the first place. Second, we’ll discuss the seven advantages of leaving a white border around your artwork. Third, I’ll share what masking tape I use. Fourth, I’ll share my secrets on how to remove tape from a painting without tearing the paper.
I believe you can find room for creativity and art if you really want to include them in your life. On today’s episode of the Self Taught Artist, we’re talking about how to make the most of a small art studio at home, or, what to do if you have no dedicated art space at home. Lots of great tips are coming your way on how to store your art supplies, maximize vertical space, and even use some creativity to create an art studio out of a closet!
Have you ever gone art supply shopping at the Dollar Store? I found so many great art supplies on my latest trip to the Dollar Store I knew I had to make a podcast about it. Despite passing this store 2 or 3 times a week for many years, I had completely overlooked Dollar Tree as a great source for art supplies. Today on the Self Taught Artist podcast I’m talking about what art supplies I bought at the Dollar Store, and what art supplies I recommend you avoid buying at the Dollar Store. You know I love talking about art supplies, and good value art supplies are my favorite! Artist friends, tune in to find out more.
This is the continuation of a multi-week deep dive into all things color, color theory, and color mixing. Last week we talked about the three dimensions of color: hue, value, and chroma. Today we learn how to use these three dimensions of color to mix any color of paint (using three easy questions).
This week on the Self Taught Artist podcast we are starting our Color Mixing and Color Theory Workshop. This is the beginning of a multi-week deep dive into all things color, color theory, and color mixing. First, let’s take a few minutes this week to talk about the three dimensions of color: hue, value, and chroma. What do these artist terms mean? How do they connect to your artwork? How can mastering these three dimensions of color help you to improve your art? Tune in to find out! Next week, we’re going to use these three dimensions of color to talk about how to mix any color of the rainbow with your paint (using three easy questions).
36. Gifting Art and Selling Art During the Holidays! (Artists, your holiday preparation starts now!)
Artists – it’s time to start preparing for the Holidays! This episode is for everyone, not just those who sell their art. You can use art as a wonderful gift for loved ones. Let’s talk about gifting, artsy gift ideas, what holiday items to make if you are selling your art, how to add some pizazz to your presents with artistic gift wrapping, and other art ideas for the holidays. Fellow self taught artists I want to get you excited now so you can get prepared for the holidays!
Wondering how to paint more often and squeeze art into your busy lifestyle? Listen to this episode. If you’re looking for an excuse not to paint, you’ll find it. Today, I’m giving you some tips that I use to paint more often. The more I’m painting, the more skilled of an artist I become, and the more I love painting. The tricky part is getting me off the couch and into my art studio sometimes! This episode is for any artist that can relate. Together, let’s get rid of excuses and paint more often! Practice really does make progress!
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