Information About Painting in Oils or Acrylics
How to use this website
This is the official Paint With Len website.
There is no sign in or membership, also there is no comment area on the pages.
The pages contain free information and lessons about painting.
There is no hidden spam or malware on this site and please contact me if you find fault with the site.
I can be contacted here.
The videos can be switched to full screen.
Many pages have video lessons accompanied by written information.
There is a lot of written information and a Readaloud app is useful so you can relax and listen to the information.
My suggestion is that you use this website as your own private painting course and start from the very beginning – things have been set out for you in this way.
A complete collection of ‘Paint Like a Pro with Len Hend’ tutorial dvds are also available only from this website.
Good luck, keep well and happy painting – from Len Hend.
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On this page –
A list of headings with links to the pages containing information about painting for students learning to paint landscapes in oil or acrylic.
Pages are easy to read and understand.
Information about painting for beginners.
First – think about this
There are 2 things you will be doing –
Number 1 is, learning how to apply the paint. You will do this by painting lots of simple little pictures. (learn to use the tools, practising the brush strokes, techniques)
Number 2 is, learning where to apply the colors. You will do this by seeing the lessons and going outdoors to see for yourself how the world actually looks. (learning what makes a great painting, theory, arrangements, tones of colors, perspective.).
Do browse this list of pages and enjoy a smoother learning experience, it might save you a lot of canvas.
Beginners learning to paint can sometimes be confused and mistakes can be costly in time and materials.
- About How to Start Painting
This page tells you how to go about starting to learn to Paint-With-Len in oil or acrylic – what to buy when learning to paint – canvas, brushes, paint etc.
- About How To Be an Artist.
If you are genuinely interested in taking up painting as an art, and you wish to paint well, then you need to think and see things like an artist, and you need to learn to use the tools.
- Arrangement in painting
Here we have a simple formula to make all your paintings attractive to the eye – learn what makes a good arrangement.
- About Painting Tones and Color
Tone is a scary word for beginners – quickly learn what tones of colors has to do with painting and why using the correct tones is a must for high quality landscape paintings.
- About Painting in Perspective.
Perspective is often the last thing a painter studies – it should be the first – this page will let you know just how easy and important it is to paint in perspective.
All these links take you to pages about painting.
- About Painting Brushes.
- List of Brushes.
Brushes, and what to buy for oil or acrylic painting.
- About Painting Wet-On-Wet.
Read exactly what is meant by the term wet-on-wet when painting in oil or acrylic and why we paint wet-on-wet.
- About Acrylic Paint Dries Too Fast .
Let us discuss this annoying problem.
- About the How-to pages
This link will take you to the list of How-tos.
The How-to pages show how to paint items – sky – mountains – water – also shows how to glue down canvas and thin your oil paints.
- Mistakes in Painting
Has a few common mistakes which should be avoided to keep your paintings looking great.
- About Painting With Len.
About Len Hend and his teaching.