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Formal Art Training or Self Taught 8 Years, 7 Months ago  
My mom was a true artist....she was constantly taking classes to perfect her work. She studied color, theory, drawing, etc. I loved playing with her paints, but never wanted to take the time to learn....just wanted to paint. I don't consider myself an artist, but still love to paint....can't draw....but love to paint.
Just wondering if there is any hope for a painter without studying the art.
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#428
Re: Formal Art Training or Self Taught 8 Years, 7 Months ago  
God I hope so Marilyn! I've never studied art either! I do believe though that if you have the passion, you learn as you go along. You can teach yourself many, many things. The internet is wonderful for that, I do research all the time. I'm hoping this forum is going to be great for people wanting to learn stuff too. I've already learned about different materials and their properties which helps me a lot as a mixed media artist. That's a delightful painting. Did you do that?
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Re: Formal Art Training or Self Taught 8 Years, 7 Months ago  
Yes, that's a small acrylic that I just finished.
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Re: Formal Art Training or Self Taught 8 Years, 7 Months ago  
It's very pretty. What did you paint it on?
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Re: Formal Art Training or Self Taught 8 Years, 7 Months ago  
Wrapped canvas.
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Re: Formal Art Training or Self Taught 8 Years, 7 Months ago  
That's a really pretty painting, Marilyn

Formal training is, I think, just a collection of techniques/snippets of knowledge which had previously been explored and experimented by other people.

You can start with this foundation, or you can use a blank canvas and discover these for yourself through your own trial and errors.

I like this explanation of an 'artist':
"A follower of a pursuit in which skill comes by STUDY or PRACTICE."
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