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I Like to Paint

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    New-ish

    I'm new to the painting game. I've only been painting for about 6 months, hence the -ish suffix. I used to draw with coloured pencils. I was gettin pretty good but I decided I wanted a challenge. So I took up this difficult but relaxing form of art.
    damonengel damonengel 22-25, M May 11, 2010

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    My brush colour is silver grey my canvas colour

    is light brown and the paint i always use is red!!
    Unstableteen Unstableteen 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 2, 2014

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    Water Color Painting

    I love to paint with watercolors, but I have not been able to do so. My house is under renovations at present, and is in total kaos. I hate the turmoil, and not being able to paint or draw. It seems like eons since I have been able to do anything that I really like. I do not...
    merlegerle merlegerle 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 15, 2009

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    Spiritworld Spiritworld 46-50, F Aug 16, 2014

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    Its been a couple years

    since I painted last, I usually just do sketches with graphite pencil but sometimes I want to get messy!
    sadiejane sadiejane 31-35, F Mar 3, 2014

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    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Aug 1, 2014

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    Painting

    I think I can paint very well, but I attribute that to practice; I've been either drawing or painting almost every day for three years, and before that I've been drawing for almost all of my life. About every two weeks I finish a new painting, and the amount of freedom that the...
    Rennn Rennn 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 15, 2011

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    Rayven1997 Rayven1997 16-17, F Aug 2, 2014

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    greyxx greyxx 16-17, F Aug 1, 2014

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    Tips Plz

    I really enjoy painting, but I'm terrible at it. I was hoping some of you could share some tips. Also, I need better paint brushes. Does anyone have a favorite brand? I'm not expecting to become the next van gogh, but if my paintings turned out a little better, it would be so...
    LexiPlexi LexiPlexi 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 14, 2012

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    Self-expression

    Painting and drawing had always been my thing since childhood,, it's my way of expressing myself and my feelings somehow,, Specially when I am pissed, i'd run to my room start listening to my ipod and start painting.. Mostly when I paint I love to use the bright colors they...
    AngelEyes232 AngelEyes232 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 4, 2011

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    abillawolf abillawolf 26-30, T 2 Responses Aug 17, 2014

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    I Like To Paint

    I like to paint,I'm an artist,Let the paint flow,From the brush,Creating,Yet another world,It makes me happy'Another creation done.
    cndrewdrvr8 cndrewdrvr8 46-50, M Sep 1, 2011

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    Painting, Painting, Painting!

    I love to paint....that's why I'm writing this. It is relaxing AND invigorating...both at the same time. You have to keep it fun, though...don't put a lot of pressure on yourself to "be the best" or create perfect pieces, because it's never going to happen. You have to paint...
    carencaramel carencaramel 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 14, 2013

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    Outlet

    I'm not very good at it but it's one outlet I have that makes me feel a little calmer and focused on things. I hope to get better at it eventually.
    LifelessSource LifelessSource 18-21, F Apr 1, 2011

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    I Love To Paint But,

    I love to paint but, I have no urge to paint whatsoever. It is frustrating. It has been gone for a while now. In my dreams I see myself in a studio and now it seems that I have lost it. I hope I get it back before it is too late. Anyone else feel like this before?
    Whisper78 Whisper78 36-40 Oct 19, 2013

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    Unfinished Business

    sooooooo i used to live down in a party house near the university of pittsburgh. i had four roomates and was doing a three wall mural in bluescale. it was a tree that was a maneating umbrella about to pull up a hooked hand reaching for the umbrella with a bird ontop singing...
    hearshot107 hearshot107 22-25, M Apr 11, 2011

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    I've been messing around with some canvases

    lately and so far I've been pleased with what I've come up with. Oh, they'll never be centerpieces. But they will do really nicely as accent pieces. I'll try to sell some of them in the spring time at the farmers markets. There are plenty of craft tables there and I'll have one...
    FriendlyBryan FriendlyBryan 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 21, 2014

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    GarrettYdoom GarrettYdoom 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 15, 2014

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    Painting Is So Fun And Creative.

    I LOVE, LOVE,LOVE to paint! Maybe it's because I'm such a creative person...maybe it's because I love COLOR...maybe it's because I find that painting is the best way to express my inner self. Anyway, I love to get an idea and see how it develops on paper. I'm in love with the...
    silverpinkcity silverpinkcity 18-21, F Feb 27, 2013

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    I just finished this last week,

    it's of Rory Macdonald, he's a ufc fighter in he welterweight division.
    Selphira Selphira 16-17, F Nov 12, 2014

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    I love painting it's all

    who I am my good chair music some coffee and just me. It's like chackra for my mind soul spirit and body to connect and seperate in one place and refocus just creating
    abillawolf abillawolf 26-30, T 2 Responses Aug 13, 2014

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    An Artist As a Profession

     Not only am I a dog trainer, I am a full time artist and craftsperson. Not only do I paint murals, props and show sets, I am a faux finisher, decorator and prop fabricator. I have always loved to draw even as a kid and would sometimes get in trouble in school because...
    1dogtrainer 1dogtrainer 51-55, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2008

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    Spiritworld Spiritworld 46-50, F Aug 23, 2014

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    Painted some shoes, yoC:

    so happy to be getting back into my hobbies!
    MyMonstersHideUnderMySkin MyMonstersHideUnderMySkin 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 14, 2014

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    Spiritworld Spiritworld 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 22, 2014

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    Never Complete

    I love it I collect pictures people paint I want to pain a specific one but it's going to be SO expensive it may as well be up there with fixing my violin lol I envision painting the Cirque du Soleil preforming in costumes inspired by Picasso's blue period around a large prism...
    Hunnam Hunnam 26-30, F Jul 12, 2011

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    Painting

    I enjoy painting, it helps me take my mind off of everything that is going on. I enjoy sharing photos with people and getting new ideas
    Catwoman100780 Catwoman100780 26-30 1 Response Jan 15, 2009

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    Trying My Hand Again

    I used to do a lot of art back in school; oils, watercolors, pastels, sketching but drifted away from it for years now. My wife bought some supplies for me so I have been dabbling a bit lately. It feels good to get back in touch that side of me again. In between I have been doing...
    BooSFla BooSFla 41-45, M Mar 6, 2011

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    DreadlockJesus DreadlockJesus 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 2, 2014

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    Painters can make three types of paintings

    that are very popular. All of them start with a blank canvas, of course. The first artist uses a lot of pink. In contrast the second artist really likes to use a lot of red. The third type makes abstract designs of stripes at all different angles.
    Big1958 Big1958 56-60, F 3 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    Painting Is Very Relaxing

    I enjoy painting.  I find it very relaxing and soothing.  I love to paint items, not pictures so much.  I am not very good at it, I just started painting about a year ago.  This year for christmas I made everyone ornaments.  They are cute but nothing...
    beaglewoman beaglewoman 26-30, F Nov 27, 2007

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    I'm new at this and work with acrylics.

    what is the best way to preserve my brushes after painting?
    leannabee leannabee 26-30, F Dec 29, 2014

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    It's a fun way for me to pass time. I like trying new colors, although my favorite color is blue. I probably use blue the most. I also like to paint some of my girl friend's nails...
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    So yeah, did this like a couple of months ago. Well, painting is not my forte, i just like to paint to express stuff i guess.
    Grimmface Grimmface 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 23

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    Painted toes are so pretty. I feel naked if mine aren't painted.
    iammyshadow iammyshadow 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    Little something I painted today. Painted whatever came out of my happy soul.
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    I was in my school wearing the school uniform with no underwear and I was at the age of 15. That day we were playing soccer. Suddenly I felt that my paints ripped off from my back...
    nabil735 nabil735 26-30 Feb 12

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