Build You're Portfolio 

Build your portfolio, get ready for a show or create a series of paintings that has deep personal meaning to you.

 

What if your series is about something bigger than you. As an artist you have the opportunity to draw attention to things that matter.

 

Your series can also be something simple that points towards beauty from your observation. Paint from your heart or use the series as training ground, that gets you familiar with a specific subject.

Module 3  - Plan And Paint A Series

Get more meaning from your work and take steps towards a portfolio or a show...

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Episode 3 - Keep The Momentum Going By Developing a Series

Build your portfolio, get ready for a show or create a series of paintings for the purpose of practice.

 

Your series can be something simple that points towards beauty from your observations, from your heart.

 

You can also use the series as training, that gets you familiar with a specific style or subject.

Episode 5 - Brainstorm and Plan Your Series

 

Brainstorm ideas for your series  purchase your canvas and plan a 10 ft wall for success.

Learn how painting smaller can help your sales.

What if your series is about something bigger than you. As an artist you have the opportunity to draw attention to things that matter.

Episode 4 - Commitment and Ask Key Questions Before You Start A Painting

 

Use commitment to keep motivated. 

5 questions to ask before you start a painting:

1. What is my statement in this painting?

2. What is the color harmony in this scene?

3. How can I improve the value pattern in my scene?

4. How can I create visual interest in my painting?

5. Where are my darkest darks and my lightest lights in this painting?

Action Steps

  • Watch Three Short Videos

  • Commit to A Series of Paintings Even If You're Just Beginning

  • Print Two Paintings That Inspire You and Hang Them Near Your Workspace

  • Brainstorm Ideas For A Series That Has Personal Meaning To You

  • Plan and Curate The Series As If They Will Be Display On A Ten Foot Wall. 

  • Revisit Your Goals And Keep Crossing Off Those XXXs

  • Purchase The Canvas And Paint :)

The Adventure Of A Series

Four reasons to work in a series.

 

  • Painting in a series is fun because it adds purpose and allows you to develop a concept and tell a story over several paintings so that your collectors will connect to your work on a deeper level.

  • It forces you to pick a process for painting and use that process over and over so that it becomes familiar and a little more ingrained

  • When you create a cohesive body of work, gallery owners will begin to recognize your work and see a pattern.

  • When you work with the same subject matter over a series, you get to explore it in-depth, push its boundaries and come up with a unique perspective that no one has thought of before

So I challenge you to create a series of paintings that has meaning and gives you purpose.

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Helvetica Light is an easy to read font, with tall and narrow letters, that works well on almost every site.

Module 1 - Plan and Paint a Series of Seven... 

Tell a story over a series of paintings and people will take notice.

Episode 2 - The Gap and Chain Linking

Where are you in the Gap? Learn how to stay motivated throughout this course. Use the Chain Linking method to build your skills and celebrate your success one task at a time. 

Episode 3 - You're North Star, You're Why? 

 

Let's get clear on your goals as an artist and learn the "why" behind your motivation to paint. Knowing you're why will give you clarity and keep you focused on the bigger picture even when you want to procrastinate or give up.

Episode 4 - Commit And Get Inspired

 

When you truly commit things happen. Commit to this series and image having a body of work ready for your portfolio, exhibition or personal collection. Find your inspiration and print out a copy of your favorite painting to have as a guide.

Action Steps

Before You Move To Module 2

  • Order Your Supplies

  • Join the Facebook Community, Tell Us About Yourself

  • Watch Six Short Videos 

  • Create The Value Scale

  • Secretly Become Obsessed With Rembrandt And His Use Of Light. Study The Works Of John Singer Sargent, Look How He Uses Value Pattern, Color and Check Out His Brushwork 

You know that correct value is the key to masterful paintings. You are using the value finder and other tools to help you see the true value in your subject. 

You think about the value pattern in your paintings and you realize massing the light, medium and dark values together is a better design.

You get that squinting and comparing the dark to light areas in your subject is part of the painting process.  If you could only learn one thing in this whole course, I would want you to learn to squint and compare the values on your subject. Squint and compare, squint and compare, squint and compare, squint and compare.