Digital Painting

Do not paint a teak bench. Painting the closed mouth is fairly easy with practice. Painting the open mouth is more difficult and requires lots of practice. This is because you not only have to paint the lips, but the gums and teeth and sometimes the tongue. The mouth is the facial feature which most expresses the subjects’ mood. The mouth and lips can make or break a portrait. They can make an otherwise realistic portrait look unlike the person or even cartoonish if you do not get it close to exact. To paint closed lips make sure that the pencil drawing is accurate. You will need to step back and view the drawing to make sure that it looks like the subject.

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I teach students how to paint and draw light. I am also a lighting specialist. My fascination with light encompasses, not only the commercial, retailing aspect, but the artistic as well. Once drawing and painting skills are developed to the point where students can accurately put down what they see, creating light and shadow is studied and faithfully delineated subject matter emerges in a world of space and volume.

When it comes to painting, everyone starts out on an even playing field—those that paint well have built their skills over time. Doing so, however, requires patience, and for you to put brush to canvas (or paper) and increase your aptitude stroke by stroke. We’ve seen this happen in a drawing; just a few years of drawing practice can mean the difference between a sketch that’s just okay and one that shows extraordinary talent.

Removing the dirt from the exterior of your home is essential. The paint will not stick well if there is dirt. While some recommend using a power washer for removing dirt, others caution that it could cause more harm than good. Power washing could drive water deep into and behind wood siding or trim. If the soffit gets too wet, the wood will swell and cause the new paint to peel off quickly. A standard water hose should be powerful enough to remove the dirt. Use gentle dishwashing soap, rags and sponges to help remove the dirt. If you come across mold stains, then you will need to wash the area with an anti-fungal cleaner.

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