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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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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.

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Dark-sky rainbow

Dark-sky rainbow

Painting is hard! Colour mixing, perspective, transparency, relative values, which brush to use for which effect, how long to leave a layer before painting on top of it… So many things to think about—and all the while the (acrylic) paint is drying!

But nothing worthwhile is ever easy. That’s why I’m here, learning.

Here’s the reference picture I painted from. (I like dark, dramatic skies.)