After seeing all the wonderful "How-to's" offered online lately, I thought I'd join in by adding my very own "Scarborough's Super Easy Steps to Painting Great Art!"
Today's lesson will be "How to Start a Painting":
Important first steps: think about what you want to do. Then think some more. Then re-think what you thought in the first place.
Now that you've got that settled, it's a good time to cogitate, nap, or stare into space.
At this point it's often helpful to think about mowing the yard, or consider a change in career.
The next 18,7420 or so steps call for mixing paint, choosing brushes, putting paint to canvas, scraping paint off the canvas, and doing some more thinking. Repeat as often as necessary to complete the painting.
How hard can it be?
Or...contact an artist you know, and purchase something lovely from them. They know what they're doing.
I've been sharing the odds and ends of my art life for the last 8 years.