You Can Paint Too

Learning to paint is a richly rewarding and versatile skill which once mastered, can be a source of endless pleasure and satisfaction. Everyone is a born artist. The art of painting is not reserved only for those who have been taught. It is for those who are determined to paint.

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Oil Painting Techniques

Oil paint is known as the medium of the masters and is the supreme painting media. Once you have tried oil paints with their individual textures and exquisite colors, even though you might stray into other media you are still likely to come back to oil paints again and again. Here are a few techniques that can be applied when using Oil paint.

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My Art Studio

Over the years I have used several places/spaces as a painting studio. I started off by using the corner of the room I shared with my twin sister in the late 90’s. I had just discovered Oil paints and I was painting like crazy. I have used the top of the kitchen table, the dining table and a garage. The places used could change but the art stays the same because the artist does not change.

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What You Need To Start Your 1st Painting

Painting is a very rewarding and versatile skill which can be mastered by anyone who’s determined to paint. I am in no way an expert in the field of fine art. As a medic I appreciate that I am a big stranger in this field but yet again I believe art is medicine and medicine is art.  Still waiting for someone who can prove me wrong on that!

I have a passion for the arts and painting in particular. This has been the main motivating force in my life as an artist and painter. I have discovered that the more I paint, the better I get; and I know this can apply to anyone else.

 

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Video demonstration of the Oil painting of an Elephant and baby

Just made this video and uploaded it unto my new channel: Art by Nkolika Anyabolu. YouTube is looking very different now. There is this new design called "The YouTube One" design and it feels and looks very much like Facebook with page updates and new posts. I kind of like the old look....maybe I am being a bit old fashioned!!

Nevertheless, I would like to invite you to watch this belated video of the Step by step demonstration of the Oil painting of an Elephant and baby.

I did this painting a while back and wrote several posts with regards to the steps and the materials I used. Somehow I never got round to making the video. It was fun getting to make a video after such a long time.

I have always loved this work and as a mother it evokes a lot of emotion in me.

The original painting was displayed for public viewing for the first time at the Pine Wallk Art Exhibition in June, 2013. There are also greeting cards and prints on original art paper available to buy from my online art store.

Please feel free to leave your comments as these would be highly appreciated. You can also subscribe to my Official Youtube channel to stay informed as new videos are uploaded. To see the full article on how I created the painting along with materials used please see Step 1 here.