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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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Sketching

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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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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Not everything can be understood with intellect. This is the reason for painting, and poetry, for making art of all types. And it’s probably the reason I’m driven to pick up a paintbrush, again and again.

Amanda Reilly, Painting Poetry in Motion
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Painting is aimed at the guts and heart… Seeing is not only eyesight.

Colin McCahon, quoted in How to look at a painting