I start with a painting paper. So I would start with a painting paper like, paint on my paper and draw in a circle with a pencil or anything like that.
And that would be done. Then I add the canvas to make it larger. And then I’ll start tracing it on the paper so it’s something that you might touch up.
I like to start with a clean canvas. I never have an excuse to be in a dirty painting. It’s just an excuse I have. I’m never like, “Oh, I have to start with a dirty painting. It’ll all be ruined” and so on.
I start with a clean canvas and then, after a while — my process, if you will, is just a kind of, “I try and get the thing that I want to do.” If I see something that I want to do, or a color that I want to do I’ll start sketching and I’ll add to it until I’m satisfied. Then I get a watercolor tablet and the artist goes through and they sketch, and it’s all sketched on paper, and it’ll look a thousand shades of gray with lots of different colors thrown in.
You can imagine why you see a lot of watercolors in the art world or how to learn to watercolor.
I think all of the artists are always looking for good techniques, whether it be watercolor or paint, or whatever else.
So I’ve been writing for about 10 years or something. I’m from Louisiana, I grew up there, my family is there. I’ve been teaching art since I was 12 years old.
I started out as a high school student, I graduated from school as an undergraduate, then I went to school for fine arts. So everything I studied that is watercolor, and painting, was painting or watercolor. I never really looked to find out about things that you’re not supposed to take for granted.
So painting my first brush strokes on my paper I did, that’s, “Well, you know, when you’re painting something on white paper and using a brush you can get lots of different colors that you’re going to see in the finished painting.”
This is something that you don’t usually see. When you do it with a brush you get this crazy variety, and so this was, I guess, the way I decided I was going to practice my art.
So when I started
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