How to Paint
Learn to paint realism from an experienced artist and former college professor in an easy to understand way. Easily mix paint to the color you want every time. All resources on this page are FREE for you to download, use, and even reproduce for personal use.
How to Mix Color Part 1
This 7 minute video explains why "what you think you see" keeps you from drawing and painting realistically. Dare to leave all you have learned behind and you will be amazed how well you can mix color, draw, and paint.
How to Mix Color Part 2
This 9 minute video demonstrates how to mix any color you can see in nature using just 5 colors and 7 steps. Forget about the color wheel, warm and cool colors and just mix the color you want to match!
How to Mix Color Guide
This is the FREE guide used to mix color shown in the "How to Mix Color Part 2" video. This is a MUST download if you desire to mix colors quickly and easily.
OIl Material List
Oil paint used in the Color Mixing Video and Guide. If you are taking one of my workshops this is the list you want.
Acrylic Material List
Acrylic paint used in the Color Mixing Video and Guide. If you are taking one of my workshops & want to use acrylic use this list.
Links to Educational Material
My favorite educational links on the web
Michael James Smith
Watch Michael James Smith explain AND paint photo-realistic sky, clouds, water, grass, trees, pets, fur, facial hair and so much more.
Draw Mix Paint
Learn to mix and paint in a loose painterly manner at Mark Carder’s drawmixpaint.com. He covers how to complete a painting from start to finish.
Pexels Stock Photos
Pexels is an excellent place to find and download free, royalty free resource photos for your art. No permission needed to use photos.
Unsplash Stock Photos
Unsplash is an excellent place to find and download free, royalty free resource photos for your art. No permission needed to use photos.
Awaken with JP
JP Sears is a comedian that takes an unapologetic stand for freedom, free speech, and encouraging people to live free from fear.
The Art Story
The Art Story is an excellent place to view artwork, learn about the artists that created them, and the general flow of the history of art.
Material Lists for My Classes