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What do Vincent Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, and I have in common? We're all self taught artists. I stumbled around in the dark as I started my artistic journey... I didn't know what paints to buy, how to varnish my work, or the differences between painting mediums. The mission of the Self Taught Artist podcast is to help artists (and aspiring artists) learn and fully discover the joy of making art. We will cover everything from the basics of painting, to how to sell your work, and beyond.

Self Taught Artist Lauren Kristine Art

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What do Vincent Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, and I have in common? We're all self taught artists. I stumbled around in the dark as I started my artistic journey... I didn't know what paints to buy, how to varnish my work, or the differences between painting mediums. The mission of the Self Taught Artist podcast is to help artists (and aspiring artists) learn and fully discover the joy of making art. We will cover everything from the basics of painting, to how to sell your work, and beyond.

    38. Color Mixing and Color Theory Workshop for Artists: Part 2

    38. Color Mixing and Color Theory Workshop for Artists: Part 2

    This week on the Self Taught Artist podcast we are continuing our Color Mixing and Color Theory Workshop. This is the continuation of a multi-week deep dive into all things color, color theory, and color mixing. Last week we talked about the three dimensions of color: hue, value, and chroma. Today we learn how to use these three dimensions of color to mix any color of paint (using three easy questions).

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    For our Color Challenge this week I recommend using paint color chips to practice your color mixing skills.

    The Three Paint Mixing Questions Are:

    1. Is my color too red, blue, or yellow? OR Does my color need to be warmer or cooler? (Hue)

    2. Does my color need to be lighter or darker? (Value)

    3. Does my color need to be dulled down or is it intense enough? (Chroma)

    Artists, I think you'll love this color mixing and color theory series because it will help you to go a level deeper with your understanding of art and your artist materials.

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenkristineart/

    Email: laurenkristineart@gmail.com

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    • 28 min
    37. Color Mixing and Color Theory Workshop for Artists: Part 1

    37. Color Mixing and Color Theory Workshop for Artists: Part 1

    This week on the Self Taught Artist podcast we are starting our Color Mixing and Color Theory Workshop. This is the beginning of a multi-week deep dive into all things color, color theory, and color mixing. First, let's take a few minutes this week to talk about the three dimensions of color: hue, value, and chroma. What do these artist terms mean? How do they connect to your artwork? How can mastering these three dimensions of color help you to improve your art? Tune in to find out! Next week, we're going to use these three dimensions of color to talk about how to mix any color of the rainbow with your paint (using three easy questions). 

    Artists, I think you'll love this color mixing and color theory series because it will help you to go a level deeper with your understanding of art and your artist materials. 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenkristineart/

    Email: laurenkristineart@gmail.com

    Please take a minute to rate the podcast 5 stars wherever you are listening! It helps me to keep the podcast going.

    • 21 min
    36. Gifting Art and Selling Art During the Holidays! (Artists, your holiday preparation starts now!)

    36. Gifting Art and Selling Art During the Holidays! (Artists, your holiday preparation starts now!)

    Artists - it's time to start preparing for the Holidays! This episode is for everyone, not just those who sell their art. You can use art as a wonderful gift for loved ones. Let’s talk about gifting, artsy gift ideas, what holiday items to make if you are selling your art, how to add some pizazz to your presents with artistic gift wrapping, and other art ideas for the holidays. Fellow self taught artists I want to get you excited now so you can get prepared for the holidays!

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenkristineart/

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    My email is laurenkristineart@gmail.com

    • 25 min
    35. How to Paint More Often!

    35. How to Paint More Often!

    If you’re looking for an excuse not to paint, you’ll find it. Perhaps you know the feeling... you're tired after a long day at work and you just want to sit on the couch and turn your brain off, even though you know that painting would help you feel better than the TV would! Sometimes it takes a lot of activation energy to get us into art making mode, so we make up excuses to put it off for another day. Today, I'm giving you some tips that I use to paint more often. The more I'm painting, the more skilled of an artist I become, and the more I love painting.  The tricky part is getting me off the couch and into my art studio sometimes! This episode is for any artist that can relate. Together, let's get rid of excuses and paint more often! Practice really does make progress!

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    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenkristineart/

    If you want to reach out, my email is laurenkristineart@gmail.com

    • 26 min
    34. The Joy of Painting Small

    34. The Joy of Painting Small

    Today I’m making the case for painting small. It doesn’t matter what kind of painting you like to do – acrylic painting, watercolor painting, gouache painting, or oil painting – this episode applies to all kinds of artists! For a long time, I thought “bigger is better” when it comes to art. I wrongly equated size to quality and impact. This week, I’m telling you all about my experiments with painting small studies and small paintings. I’m convinced, especially for learning, small substrates can’t be beat!

    Small paintings can be great for studies, trying new compositions, experimenting with your artistic style and finding your artistic style, getting lots of practice, and even for selling your art!  Small paintings can be a great entry point for a wider pool of potential art buyers.

    Listen to this episode of the Self Taught Artist podcast to learn more about why I’m loving painting small.

    Please take a minute to rate the podcast 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Plus, don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode.

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenkristineart/

    If you want to reach out, my email is laurenkristineart@gmail.com

    • 19 min
    33. Art Sales: Bouncing Back from a Bad Review or Unhappy Customer

    33. Art Sales: Bouncing Back from a Bad Review or Unhappy Customer

    This is the podcast episode I wish I had during a really tough time in my art journey. I'm peeling back the curtain on today's episode and sharing the low moments I've had dealing with a bad review on Etsy and trying to appease unhappy customers. Thankfully, it is rare that I have to deal with an unhappy customer. Unfortunately, they happen from time to time, even if you're doing your best to make everyone happy. I thought I was doing all the right things, and I still got a bad review when I was new to selling my art. It almost tanked my Etsy store and I felt like quitting art all together. Thankfully, I bounced back from it and learned a lot in the process. Today's episode is for anyone who has ever dealt with a bad review or may deal with one in the future. If you're putting yourself out there, these things happen from time to time. It's how you respond to them that matter! 

    Whether you're selling your art on Etsy or anywhere else online, I think this is a good episode to listen to. We talk about a few things you can do to prevent bad reviews in the first place and you can learn what to do if you ever are dealing with a bad review yourself. 

    • 39 min

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@shaping.me ,

Great information for artists if all levels

Thanks so much for all the amazing tips, tricks and information. I binged all the episodes today and have learnt so much - thank you!
Keep the episodes coming! 🙌

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