Information About Painting in Oils and Acrylics
Learn how to use this website and teach yourself to paint beautiful landscapes.
On this ABOUT PAINTING page, you will find links to all the pages containing information about painting.
This is the official Paint With Len website.
There is no sign in or membership.
Please contact me if you find fault with the site, there is no hidden spam or malware on this site.
Thousands of beginner painters have found enjoyment and knowledge here on these pages.
My suggestion – you use this website as your own private painting course and start from the very beginning because things have been set out for you in this way.
P.S. If you like your lessons you can help me by passing the word around and sharing links to my pages.
First, think about this
There are 2 things you will be doing –
Number 1 is, learning how to apply the paint. You should do this by painting lots of simple little pictures. (learn to use the tools, practicing 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), it is all explained here in these following pages.
Do browse this list of pages and enjoy a smoother learning experience furthermore it might save you a lot of canvas.
- About How to Start Painting
This page tells you how to go about starting to learn to Paint-With-Len in oil or acrylic, also, what to buy when learning to paint, including 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 most importantly 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, you will learn what makes a good arrangement.
- About Painting Tones and Color
Tone is a scary word for beginners.
Here you will 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 the following links will take you to pages with painting informatoin.
- 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, foliage.
Furthermore it has videos showing 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 Len Hend and his teaching.
About Painting With Len.
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