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I just hit 50 followers! Thanks, everyone, for your encouragement and for taking an interest in my journey to learn a new language—painting. 🎨🖌️

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Vincent's stars

Vincent's stars

I wasn’t sure whether I liked Van Gogh’s paintings to begin with, but the more I’ve studied them, and the more I learn about him, the more I do. In fact, I love them now.

I thought I’d have a go at a section of The Starry Night to see whether I could replicate the style/brushstrokes, and I really enjoyed it. I might do a copy of the full painting at a later stage.

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10 drawing principles

It seems a lot of painters aren’t learning to draw these days, but if like me you are, here’s a really helpful article from Outdoor Painter.

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Painting

Flowering tree in Albert Park

Flowering tree in Albert Park
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Learn to Paint podcast

This podcast only started a few months ago, but it’s my favourite so far for beginners. Unlike other podcasts, where the hosts tend to waffle, Kelly gets straight to the point and asks clear, insightful questions. And the guests give clear, insightful answers. It feels very practical, and I’m scribbling down lots of notes.