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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.

Learn to Paint Podcast Learn to Paint Podcast

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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.

    Ep. 59: Steve Griggs

    Ep. 59: Steve Griggs

    In Ep. 59,  I'm talking with watercolorist Steve Griggs. In the conversation, you’ll discover the benefits of replicating your teachers and how to know when it’s time to move beyond their style, how to approach your primaries if you want bright colors and an incredibly powerful way to use sketchbooks in your art process. 
    Podcast Art Club: Your ad free episode is available here. 
    Plus, want the extended cut? It’s available on Patreon. We dig deeper into loose painting and you’ll learn some of Grigg's favorite ways of mixing watercolor paints on your paper. You can find all of that at patreon.com/learntopaintpodcast



    Learn more about Melanie Morris' upcoming course Fearless Landscapes at fearless.melaniemorrisart.com
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    Melanie Morris [Replay] Ep.34

    Melanie Morris [Replay] Ep.34

    In the conversation, you’ll discover Morris' system for keeping loose when working large, how to keep yourself from being overwhelmed when you buy flowers for painting and so many great tips on color. Seriously, you’ll want to write these down. 
    Patreon: Check out your bonus conversation with Morris here. We talk ugly middle stages and how to learn from your teachers without copying them (and why that will help you in the long run.) Plus, 7 Painting & Color Tips from Morris. 
    Learn more about Melanie Morris' upcoming course Fearless Landscapes at fearless.melaniemorrisart.com
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    • 52 min
    Special Segment: The Art Habit, a conversation with Tait Preis

    Special Segment: The Art Habit, a conversation with Tait Preis

    Welcome to a new Podcast Art Club segment called, The Art Habit. 

    In it, I talk with artists who are creating their art journeys.

    This is a Podcast Art Club exclusive so I've shared the first 10 minutes of the new segment here and if you'd like to listen to the full episode, head to Patreon.com/learntopaintpodcast

    First up: Tait Preis.

    If you’re on Instagram you may know her as proununcedtyte. Preis is an oil painter and in the full conversation, you’ll learn how to deal with burnout, how to find a schedule that works and ideas on where you might adjust your schedule so that you can paint more. 


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    Ep. 57: Painting & Drawing Birds with Tara Kate

    Ep. 57: Painting & Drawing Birds with Tara Kate

    Welcome to my conversation with artist and illustrator, Tara Kate.

    In the conversation, yes we do talk about birds, but really it’s a conversation about details and realism and setting up an art practice that works for you.
    In the conversation you’ll get some ideas for setting up focused practice, how your tools can help you train your eyes to see, and what you might need in a reference especially if you’re interested in realism. Plus we talk feathers and feet and a whole lot more.
    Learn more about Melanie Morris' upcoming course Fearless Landscapes at fearless.melaniemorrisart.com
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    Ep 56: Brian Miller

    Ep 56: Brian Miller

    This week, we're talking with Brian Miller. 

    In the conversation you’ll learn the difference between oil and acrylic and which you might want to use if you're just getting started plus a great breakdown of how to create stronger shadows in your work. And always a whole lot more. 

    If you get to the end of the conversation and you’re not ready to be done,  join us in the Podcast Art Club on Patreon where you’ll have access to the extended cut bonus conversation. In it, Miller talks about finding your style and gives some great ideas for how to get started strengthening your sense of composition. Head to the Podcast Art Club to learn more. https://www.patreon.com/learntopaintpodcast


    For show notes including links to Brian Miller's workshops, head here: https://www.learntopaintpodcast.com/podcast/episode56
    Learn more about Melanie Morris' upcoming course Fearless Landscapes at fearless.melaniemorrisart.com
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    Jed Dorsey [Replay] Ep 27

    Jed Dorsey [Replay] Ep 27

    Jed Dorsey's Acrylic University is sponsoring the show this August and what a great reason to reshare Ep. 27 where I first had the chance to talk to Dorsey.

    If you've already heard it, I encourage you to relisten. You are a different artist from when you first heard the conversation, and what you hear will be different as well.

    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.
    Learn more about Melanie Morris' upcoming course Fearless Landscapes at fearless.melaniemorrisart.com
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
172 Ratings

172 Ratings

Gimme back my cash swipers ,

Excellent information

Great diversity of guests who generously share their methods and tips for painters. Kellyanne continuously surprises me with her insightful questions. She is a terrific interviewer. I learn so much from this podcast. Thank you!

MusicCityEngineer ,

Excellent Inverviews

Kelly has some really great artists on her show, and her questions are remarkably insightful. She also keeps the focus on how listeners can learn from her accomplished guests.

JillMargaret* ,

Practical advice to get you painting

I’ve been listening to this podcast for months because I’m interested in learning to paint. The conversations and mini-lessons from Kelly are helping me create a sustainable art practice that works within the context of my busy life. When a new episode comes out, I can always look forward to a conversation that is relevant, succinct, and full of practical advice and new insights. This is also the first time that I’ve become a Patreon subscriber for a podcast. The extra support I’ve gained by being a member has been a great way to help me build momentum and consistency.

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