Learn to Paint Podcast
Learn to Paint Podcast

Every month, you'll hear conversations with artists and teachers about how to get better at painting. Conversations will cover topics for all levels of painter from beginning to advanced. We'll explore everything from tools and techniques, color theory, composition and design to habits and goals.

Today I'm speaking with acrylic artist Jed Dorsey. In the conversation, you’ll learn the stages of creativity and why they matter, ways to make your photo reference work with your canvas shape, and how to get harmonious color every single time.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EKX8DX66HFUDC)

In this week's episode with Jane Davies we focus on the way artists approach their work. How you approach it when you’re just starting out. When you're feeling uninspired. When you're having trouble finishing a painting. Discover a bunch of great ideas for how to keep yourself fully involved in your own painting practice.https://www.learntopaintpodcast.com/podcast/episode26If you'd like to support the show and get some fun thank you perks, learn more here. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EKX8DX66HFUDC)

This week, I’m talking with Julie Gilbert Pollard.  In the conversation you’ll learn Pollard's favorite way to make her paintings stronger, you’ll get clarity on warms and cools and discover a way to think through where you can improve as an artist. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EKX8DX66HFUDC)

Today I'm talking with oil painter, Todd M. Casey. In the conversation you’ll discover the importance of liking your work through each stage, two very different ways to approach making art, and why you’ve really got to squeeze that paint out. Plus we get technical as we explore how light moves around a sphere. And a whole lot more.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EKX8DX66HFUDC)

In this month’s episode, I’m talking with mixed media artist, Lynn Whipple.In our conversation you’ll discover ways to get looser in your painting, the importance of being playful and why it’s so important to make work you don’t like. This interview episode 23 comes with bonus material. Whipple gives you an additional exercise to try at home plus we get into composition and a whole lot more. How do you get it? Subscribe to the newsletter. It’ll come out in next week’s week’s edition and live in the newsletter bonus section the next couple of months.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EKX8DX66HFUDC)

This is part 2 of my conversation with Sarah Sedwick. You’ll learn about different types of edges and how to use them to make more interesting paintings. You’ll discover how to make highlights that sing and the power of a good critique.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EKX8DX66HFUDC)

This week, I’m talking with oil painter Sarah Sedwick. This interview will be in two parts with Part 2 (a bonus episode of sorts) coming your way, Dec. 14In part 1, you’ll discover how premixing frees you up to make looser paintings. You’ll learn how to paint those shadows and explore different types of palettes. Plus a whole lot more.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EKX8DX66HFUDC)

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In today's episode, I'm talking with mixed media artist Sandra Duran Wilson. In the interview you’ll learn why curiosity is your greatest tool, how to manage the gremlin voice and why it’s so important to listen to those first thoughts. Also, we get technical and discuss gels, pastes, and mediums including how to know which to grab when you’re working with collage. Plus a whole lot more. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EKX8DX66HFUDC)

Today I'm  talking with abstract expressionist Amira Rahim. In today’s episode we talk about painting emotions, the power of knowing what your materials can and can’t do and sometimes why you need to turn off the music and concentrate. Plus a whole lot more.Head to LearnToPaintPodcast.com/podocast/episode19 for show notes. While you’re there, add your name to the newsletter list and get each new episode sent straight to your inbox.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EKX8DX66HFUDC)

Today I talk with artist Dreama Tolle Perry will go live. We discuss giving yourself permission to paint, how to manage color accents, and why it’s so deeply important to paint what you love. Plus a whole lot more.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EKX8DX66HFUDC)

In this episode I’m talking with artist Esté MacLeod. In the episode you’ll learn about the versatility of high flow acrylics, ways shape motifs can help define a style and how a sketchbook may be the key to building your artistic voice.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EKX8DX66HFUDC)

Today I’m talking with watercolorist Carol Carter. In the episode, we’ll explore how criticism helped Carter her find her  unique voice. She explains the biggest challenge she sees students facing in the medium  and she discusses how being an artist is more than a single good painting. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EKX8DX66HFUDC)

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Welcome back to a two-parter! Today - and for the next two episodes- I’m talking with acrylic and oil painter Debbie Miller.In part 1, you learn how a single workshop changed Miller’s life, how she keeps inspired and her process for working through a painting.In part 2 (coming July 13th) , discover Miller’s goals for color, why a learner’s mindset is so pivotal to getting better at painting and how the artist finally made peace with her trickiest color, yellow.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EKX8DX66HFUDC)

Today we’re talking with artist Lisa Daria Kennedy. Kennedy works many different ways across several media but today we’re focusing on her daily painting work. You’ll discover how she overcomes frustrations and keeps her paintings loose.  And you’ll learn how she has streamlined her approach so that showing up is as easy as possible.  Plus a whole lot more.Head to LearntoPaintPodcast.com/Podcast/Episode14 for show notes.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EKX8DX66HFUDC)

This week I’m talking with artist, Kim Smith. Smith paints in oil and she explains how she created an art practice that fit into her life, she’ll give you ideas on how to use warms and cools to create dynamic shadows and discusses  the value of sometimes not sharing your work. Plus a whole lot more.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EKX8DX66HFUDC)

I talk with watercolorist Andy Evansen. You'll discover how to use value studies to problem solve your paintings before you begin. You'll learn the importance of big shapes and get advice on good composition. Plus Evansen breaks down how to distinguish morning light from evening light. Plus a whole lot more.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EKX8DX66HFUDC)

I’m talking with artist and professor Mark Eanes. And we’re hitting a few subjects but MOSTLY we are focusing in on color. Eanes will explain the basics of color, the various characteristics of color and color relationships...and why it all matters. Eanes gives a ton of great examples of exercises he has his students do. You are going to have so many ideas for practicing color after this conversation.  Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EKX8DX66HFUDC)

This week I’m talking with acrylic artist Betty Franks Krause.  Krause explains how she creates and keeps those wonderful colors. She talks painting large, and discusses why sometimes it’s important to put your head down and stay focused on your own work especially when it comes to learning to paint. Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=EKX8DX66HFUDC)