This is one of my favourites ,my very second oil painting on canvas size 16 x 20 , the inspiration was from a calender ,I named it "sunset @ canyon beach"
so here r some tips that I've learned
1.While choosing our subject ... its really important to choose a subject that ignites a spark in our mind,
choose the one you like
2.Once we choose a subject .....study the subject in detail, observe the colours ,if its a photo ,put it in a place where we can see it often,this would boost our inspiration and helps us decide the colours and position of the subject (ofcourse remind us about the painting waiting to be finished by us)
3. Its always better to mix the paint on our palette ,than on our canvas . ,this helps to avoid mess
4. Being stingy with the paint ,ofcourse will make the painting aweful
5.Applying all the leftover paints on,t the canvas....... just to avoid wasting them ....well by doing this ..we'll be wasting our painting
6.We must allow ourself ample time to work otherwise we'll end up loosing our initial inspiration(this might be a real challenge for most of us)
7. We do not have to fix each and every mistake on the canvas ,as i told u earlier they r not mistakes they are happy accidents .
8.We dont have to think too much ...........i feel its more of a feeling thing than an intellectual thing
9.Do not try to paint like someone else...try being ourself
10. Its always better to trust our instincts and our selves and leave the rest , do not worry abut the result
hope you enjoyed this post,wish u happy painting