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Old 01-16-2020, 01:06 AM
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Getting back into painting.

Hello all, I dabbled in painting back in my youth while spending the summers with my Aunt in Mississippi. She was an artist and sold many paintings. She uses oil paints and back then I preferred acrylic paints. I wasn’t the neatest of painters and acrylics seemed easier to keep it somewhat neat. I’m drawn more to landscape paintings. Be it land or sea. Also I’ve long thought about painting a Louisiana swamp scene. Something out in the water with cypress trees and a swamp shack. My mind’s eye sees a few versions. One at night with the moon shining in the water. Another maybe in the morning with light fog rising from the water. I have no picture of this scene only my vision. I’m searching for beginner books on painting. My aunts method was to sketch the basic layout on the canvas and work from there as opposed to winging it. Unfortunately she’s no longer with us so I can’t ask her questions. Any suggestions for beginner books would be appreciated.

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Old 01-16-2020, 10:26 AM
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Re: Getting back into painting.

Glad you are ready to start! I see you originally joined in 2011.

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Old 01-16-2020, 11:49 AM
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I see you joined a few years ago.
The members in the Oil Painting and Landscape Painting Forum will have book suggestions for you. I recall the Landscape Forum having a Sticky thread with a list of books..
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Old 01-16-2020, 04:18 PM
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Re: Getting back into painting.

Yeah I don’t even remember joining back in 2011. That was a difficult year to say the least for me. I must have joined and got hit with a ton of bricks and life got in the way. I’m a ground level beginner now. I even forgot how to draw in prospective which I knew back on first or second grade. Had reacquaint myself with points of reference. Haha. Thanks for the welcomes. 9 years and I got around to my first post. Hopefully that doesn’t set a precedence for my first painting.
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It's all good.

There are quite a few good books out there, you should ask in the acrylics forum, you might want to check out the Acrylic Forum's Information Kiosk, there are some great tutorials and classes in there that are free that will get you started off especially in the Classroom Index.

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