Becky Joy Fine Art

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Ireland countryside painting

Oh My! It has been a busy summer. A move to start the summer and off to Europe for 2 1/2 months before the unpacking was even done. It was an eventful trip with many paintings, memories and lots of paintings to come. I thought I had things under control and finished in advance for [...]

The Pros and Cons of Premixing Your Paints

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mixing paint

There are a lot of opinions on premixing your colors. I have found that at times it is advantageous, but most of the time I don't premix. I'm not talking about mixing tubes of paint, but mixing piles of paint on your palette. You can predetermine the colors that you will have in your painting [...]

12 Steps to Finding Your Artistic Voice

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Artists begin working on series often without realizing it. Their obsessions are fueled by an emotional attachment to a concept or to a place. We want to learn all we can about it and to do our best. We start our artistic journey developing skills and techniques which are necessary to express ourselves. As time [...]

How to Get “Feeling” into Your Painting

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sunset landscape painting

Is your painting more about setting a mood than about the image itself? If your painting is about light, atmosphere or mood, give up the detail. The detail isn't what is necessary in a painting, especially when it is about mood. The details can stop someone, keeping them from entering the world that you created. [...]

Painting Progression, Sunset Painting

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I started with a rudimentary drawing. Then blocked in the large dark shapes. The sun will come from the right, so that is the lightest side of the trees. dioxazene purple, sap green, cad red light, Permanent green light, cad yellow med and a little white. That's it so far. Here I started adding my [...]

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The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. - Aristotle


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