This entry was originally posted on Wednesday, August 1, 2012
I am often asked about how to begin a painting.
“Where do I start?” is a common question.
My answer is to first start with the hardest area of the painting
or the portion you feel will give you the greatest challenge.
That way you won’t paint a part of your painting beautifully just to ruin it by floundering into unknown territory.
If you find the most difficult part to be the background, do that first.
If it is the main focal point, that should be what you start with.
Once you master the hard part, you will feel much better about the whole painting process.