Art Therapy Classes for Young Adults Supports Mental Health

Art Therapy Classes for Young Adults Supports Mental Health

Art Therapy Classes for Young Adults Supports Mental Health – Oil Painting by Student JOHN N.

John is happy to find an oil painting curriculum; one that uses oil painting materials and techniques designed for his unique circumstances and level of understanding. He enjoys learning to paint with this learner friendly medium. He has completed his first landscape painting in oils. He is having so much fun, he wants to do more. He is feeling an increased level of confidence encouraged he is able to create paintings like the one he created here.

EASY Oil Painting Instructions and Techniques for Beginners

This fun and EASY oil canvas painting for beginners lessons are geared for people who want to learn to paint in oils, but may have a more difficult time focusing. The pace is more relaxed and are conducted in a private setting. This allows the student to feel comfortable and at home.

Art Therapy Classes for Young Adults Supports Mental Health

I will get John to tell you in his own words how much he has benefited for these painting sessions in a future posting. In the meantime, contact me if you’d like to know more about how you too can benefit for these specially designed oil painting lessons. Also, stay tuned if you want to see more of what John and others are doing about doing what they love….Art Therapy Classes for Young Adults Supports Mental Health.

Art is therapy!


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Self-taught Landscape Painting The Process Day 10 Finished

And there you have it! All done!

It didn’t actually take me 10 days to complete this one, but I wanted to share the process of how I go about
creating a painting of this size. (8″ x 10″). I hope you enjoyed following along.

Self-taught Landscape Painting The Process Day 10 | Painting Completed

I have gallery art show planned for around this time next year. I’ll be posting more info about that as time goes on. If you’ve been following me over the ten days I’ve shared working on this painting and liked what you see, let me know what your thoughts are if you’d like to share.

I also offer commission work if there is something specific you’d like me to paint. Feel free to contact me using the contact page on this site.

Thanks for hanging out with me…see you next painting masterpiece.

Visual Artist/CEO
Joan A Brown

Day 9 Recap

Welcome to Self-taught Landscape Painting The Process Day 9 | Almost finish!

I think I am about ready to call this one finish. All I am doing at this stage is fine-tuning—making adjustments to areas I feel need more tweaking.

I placed a large evergreen in the foreground to help further push everything else back. I don’t paint the entire foreground tree, because it would take away from the rest of the painting.

Self-taught Landscape Painting The Process Day 9 | Finishing the painting

I have brought the middle-ground trees a little closer because I wanted it to be the focus on the left of the painting rather than the mountain behind it. However, in doing so I’ve made a classic boo-boo, i.e., that of placing the background mountain-rocks near the center of frame. The reason why I say it’s a classic “boo-boo” is because I rarely place the focus point of the subject I paint at the center. It doesn’t feel right to my eyes, and it poor artistic composition, depending on the subject being painted.

Having said that, I really like the way the rocks turned out, so I am not moving it. I will just own up to the fault and use it as a “what not to do” lesson.

Self-taught Landscape Painting The Process Day 9

Welcome to Self-taught Landscape Painting The Process Day 9 | Almost finish!

I think I am about ready to call this one finish. All I am doing at this stage is fine-tuning—making adjustments to areas I feel need more tweaking.

I placed a large evergreen in the foreground to help further push everything else back. I don’t paint the entire foreground tree, because it would take away from the rest of the painting.

Self-taught Landscape Painting The Process Day 9 | Finishing the painting

I have brought the middle-ground trees a little closer because I wanted it to be the focus on the left of the painting rather than the mountain behind it. However, in doing so I’ve made a classic boo-boo, i.e., that of placing the background mountain-rocks near the center of frame. The reason why I say it’s a classic “boo-boo” is because I rarely place the focus point of the subject I paint at the center. It doesn’t feel right to my eyes, and it poor artistic composition, depending on the subject being painted.

Having said that, I really like the way the rocks turned out, so I am not moving it. I will just own up to the fault and use it as a “what not to do” lesson.

Day 8 Recap

I am almost nearing the end of this masterpiece

At this stage I have decided I want a cluster of evergreens on the left to help push the middle-ground mountains back a bit…see how powerful I AM. I can move mountains 😀

Self-taught Landscape Painting The Process Day 8 | Standing back

You’ll notice the change if you compare yesterday process compared to today’s…


The painting is nearing its completion. Now I stand back and away from the painting, analyze a bit…not tooo much—and decide what if any adjustments I wand to apply in what I have done thus far…

Self-taught Landscape Painting The Process Day 8

I am almost nearing the end of this masterpiece

At this stage I have decided I want a cluster of evergreens on the left to help push the middle-ground mountains back a bit…see how powerful I AM. I can move mountains 😀

Self-taught Landscape Painting The Process Day 8 | Standing back

You’ll notice the change if you compare yesterday process compared to today’s…


The painting is nearing its completion. Now I stand back and away from the painting, analyze a bit…not tooo much—and decide what if any adjustments I wand to apply in what I have done thus far…

Day 7 Recap

Self-taught Landscape Painting The Process Day 7 | Moving ahead..

I am now coming in closer and closer into the landscape so my colours are more intense and intentional.
Each successive layer pushing the previous layer backwards creating a 3D effect.

I am using only the three primary colours to create this piece, using all three plus white to create secondary and tertiary colours. Sometimes I plan my palette, in terms of whether I am working with a complementary palette, a monochromatic palette, a split-complimentary scheme, etc. etc.

 

I’ve been known to start off using one palette type and as the painting develops do a complete 180. To be honest, I do that sometimes for the sheer challenge it presents me to learn more.

Self-taught Landscape Painting The Process Day 7

Self-taught Landscape Painting The Process Day 7 | Moving ahead..

I am now coming in closer and closer into the landscape so my colours are more intense and intentional.
Each successive layer pushing the previous layer backwards creating a 3D effect.

I am using only the three primary colours to create this piece, using all three plus white to create secondary and tertiary colours. Sometimes I plan my palette, in terms of whether I am working with a complementary palette, a monochromatic palette, a split-complimentary scheme, etc. etc.

 

I’ve been known to start off using one palette type and as the painting develops do a complete 180. To be honest, I do that sometimes for the sheer challenge it presents me to learn more.

Day 6 Recap

Self-taught Landscape Painting The Process Day 6 I continued shaping the mountain in the middle-ground area. I used white with a little yellow to created the illusion of snow on the sun-lit side of the rocks. Then created shadows on the opposite sides with blue and white.

I followed that by bringing in some hues to show more detail and colours in the mountain.

Developing the mountain, water and reflections

Once I have most of the mountain applied, I create rough reflections of it and continue to tweak the water as I work through the painting adding, removing and reapplying as need be.

In one of the images you can see I was trying to decided if there should be fog at the base of the mountain at this time of day (approx. mid afternoon)