Throughout the years, hundreds of individuals have been able to turn their hobby into a career. Many have managed to achieve their goals through oil painting. There is certainly something special about working with the materials, which have been used by the old masters, such as Caravaggio, Da Vinci and Peter Paul Rubens. If you desire to emulate these historic painters, it is imperative to know where to begin. What paints are appropriate for beginners? Where do I start? Below, you will find out.
First and foremost, you must collect your paints. Beginners will be wise to choose student grade paints. They’re much cheaper, somewhat easier to work with and can make some stunning works of art. Despite many artists’ desire to purchase a bucket load of paint, this isn’t necessary. In fact, it is generally best to stick with the three primary colors, red, yellow and blue. By forcing yourself to work with this limited palette, you will increase your ability to mix colors and your paintings will maintain their harmony. Remember that you’ll also need a titanium white. Black is optional.