Like any beginner, one has to learn the ABCs. In painting, A stands for Ambition to become a painter and Art as his masterpiece, B for Basic art tips and Brush with C for Canvas and Colors as tools for the painter to use.
As a beginner, you have to study art in order to appreciate the beauty and scope of such work. You must attend art classes so you become knowledgeable in the field. You also have to be motivated by works of art by known or unknown artists. In this way, you can already decide whether you want to replicate or improve on the style of one or embark on your own unprecedented one. Get yourself involved in viewing art exhibits and note the comments of people on specific or particular pieces of art that gained the most attention. When you have done all that, sit back, relax and dream your first artwork.
When a spark is ignited, grab the first idea that comes to mind and write, sketch, draw and paint it. This is the first step for beginners to do creative painting. It is a must to engage your thinking and imagination to the fore and view the whole picture with the eyes of faith. You need to study the details of the thought-out scenario and put your heart and mind into it. Absorption in the idea makes your imagination run its course and, Eureka! the idea is conceived and ready to be born.
A beginner can also acquaint himself with other beginners and discuss how things are getting along with them. Join art clubs and seek advice of an art professor.
Always appreciate beauty and experiment with colors in comparison with the colors of nature and paint colors. Get updated with new materials and tools for painting. Browse instructions and tips in the internet and go to sites that have newbie audiences like you. Learn how they are coping and progressing.
The next big thing is putting your idea on canvass. First, you have to choose a quiet place where you will not be disturbed. Have your easel and tools ready and start trial an error piece until everything is mastered right. You also master the stillness of your mind and slowly progress into thinking with clarity and precision how you want to capture the idea that came and process it. A break from time to time will always help in doing away stress while doing the painting and view the extent of the work made. This will point out areas for improvement as you go along. The work may last longer with more aching arms and headaches to concern with but those are part of the process until the piece is done.
Maintain a happy disposition so that your work will reflect your mood and capture it on canvass. It is good to choose what subject you want to be your model. Never tire exploring, trying again multiple times until you have the best work at hand. There will be more canvasses discarded, colors wasted and easels broken when frustration comes. Not all ends there. There is still that coming-back-to-life idea that will spur you to rebuild and begin again. Ideas come in plenty.
Time spent in painting is also a time of discovery of one’s potential and character. The more you are exposed to challenges, the braver you become to face any difficulty. Serenity and calmness of spirit are fruits of patient endurance. A thinking man is a man who has battled with his own fears and does any undertaking with a right sense of judgment and direction. A painter makes his own character and destiny by the way he handles art.
For your first work of art, you are your own critic and appraiser. You are the first to behold your work and you alone know the effort and time invested in making it. You may expect a different critique from others but you become open for correction so as to apply new ideas to your work as seen by the eyes of others. This will now begin a new way of learning art, seeing it the way others see it in their perspective.

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