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I Like to Paint

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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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    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Aug 1

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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

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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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    Painted some shoes, yoC:

    so happy to be getting back into my hobbies!
    MyMonstersHideUnderMySkin MyMonstersHideUnderMySkin 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    Rayven1997 Rayven1997 16-17, F Aug 2

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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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    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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    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

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    GarrettYdoom GarrettYdoom 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 15

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    DreadlockJesus DreadlockJesus 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 2

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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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    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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    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

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    greyxx greyxx 16-17, F Aug 1

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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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    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

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    Many years ago, when my oldest daughter was

    still a baby, my husband and I moved across the country to a different state. Soon after we got settled into our apartment he had to leave for training in yet another location and I stayed behind.. not knowing anyone or anything, just waiting till he'd be back, 6 months later. I...
    Eir89 Eir89 36-40, F 6 Responses Jan 4

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    Spiritworld Spiritworld 46-50, F Aug 16

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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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    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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    Spiritworld Spiritworld 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 22

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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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    abillawolf abillawolf 26-30, T 2 Responses Aug 17

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Spiritworld Spiritworld 46-50, F Aug 23

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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

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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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    Related Experiences

    i really like sketching , 3d sketching and painting .. i am not very good in writing , but from my childhood i was not good in making friends , so i find this sketching as my...
    rocketscience08 rocketscience08 22-25, M 4 hrs ago

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    This is suppose to be the summer season from the book Manzano! Manzano! I was able to utilize the settings of this book to also teach science relating to the seasons of the year...
    Morenita79 Morenita79 31-35, F Nov 21

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    the time my friend Freddie became a girl part 2 If she saw what I could see in the mirror, then we were going to be fine. And I was right. As soon as she entered the room, a wide...
    Jaitheboy Jaitheboy 13-15, T Nov 27

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    I dropped my paintbrush and i started to paint with my hands. It felt sooo good painting my structured wall. I could feel my fingers getting a bit numb and it just felt weird. It...
    orcaliber orcaliber 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm pretty sure how I got this way, was I started working in haunted attractions when I was 9 years old. And I have always loved Halloween. And when I was 19 I started my own...
    justpaint justpaint 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 28

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    My wife and I went to have a massage today. My toenails are still painted. I kept waiting for the masseuse to comment about the paint as she was working on my toes, but she didn't...
    Sharon03 Sharon03 56-60 3 Responses Nov 28

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    I love to look at art and I have to say that I love to lose myself in the painting. Landscapes are my favorite with florals coming in a close second. I can remember the painting...
    silentwellofsorrow silentwellofsorrow 41-45, F Nov 22

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    I love painting my nails. I frequently go to work with bright red toe nails under my drab boy clothes. I've found a Revlon colour called Ethereal which I can wear on my fingers...
    Monicatg Monicatg 51-55, T Nov 30

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    Soo what do you think guys :D ? Tell me your opinions about it .. This painting has been painted by me :D :)))
    oula98 oula98 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    i love to have my nails painted pink. best girly color to paint nails
    GirlyAndrea1987 GirlyAndrea1987 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 23

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    I love painting my nails. I frequently go to work with bright red toe nails under my drab boy clothes. I've found a Revlon colour called Ethereal which I can wear on my fingers...
    Monicatg Monicatg 51-55, T 2 Responses Nov 30

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    the time my friend Freddie became a girl part 1 I leaped out the other side of the table and ran for my life, I heard the girls shouting at each other behind me in unison ?You let...
    Jaitheboy Jaitheboy 13-15, T Nov 27

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    I think you can definitely tell the difference between a drawing that was colored with just color pencils and one that was done with different mediums. the first dragon i posted...
    Morenita79 Morenita79 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    It so happens that there was a long time before my opportunity to go out a 4th time. But in the summer my wife was going away for a week-end. I was so excited!! I shopped around...
    donnaka donnaka 36-40 3 Responses Nov 27

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    I try my best not to dress like a woman. I can can keep it under control for a month maybe two. But there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about it. Eventually the...
    chrissyk48 chrissyk48 46-50, M 9 Responses a week ago

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    This was an oil painting I did. I was just bored and started messing around and this is what I ended up drawing. I live near the ocean so I guess that's what inspired me.
    Morenita79 Morenita79 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    My first time today playing paintball. This filipino guy shot me on my left arm and it stings haha felt like being pinched so hard. Me and my cousin lose the team match. But it was...
    LoverBoyMike LoverBoyMike 18-21, M Dec 5

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