40 episodes

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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    • 4.6 • 70 Ratings

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.

    Episode 34: Melanie Morris

    Episode 34: Melanie Morris

    This week I’m talking with acrylic painter, Melanie Morris. 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. 

    Gloss and High Gloss Patreon supporters, check out the bonus conversation with Morris. 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.)

    https://www.learntopaintpodcast.com/podcast/episode34


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    • 51 min
    Episode 33: Mini Episode - The Benefits of Working in a Series

    Episode 33: Mini Episode - The Benefits of Working in a Series

     When it comes to learning to paint, there are so many great ways to structure your learning. Guests have discussed setting up daily painting or committing to a certain number of hours in the studio. Another great way to strengthen your painting skills is to do a series. Let's talk about what a series is, how it could benefit you and what I learned from my own. 
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    • 9 min
    Episode 32: Laura Horn

    Episode 32: Laura Horn

    Welcome to my conversation with mixed media artist Laura Horn. In the interview you’ll discover how Horn designed her own self study, the surprising way she creates and integrates reference materials and you’ll explore all the ways she uses sketchbooks. Plus a whole lot more.
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    • 47 min
    Episode 31: Mini Episode- A Painting Deep Dive with Mark Mehaffey

    Episode 31: Mini Episode- A Painting Deep Dive with Mark Mehaffey

    We're back with your next mini episode! This week we're talking with Mark Mehaffey about his new painting "Studio Light." The painting was just accepted was just accepted into the National Watercolor Society International Exhibit. In the conversation we talk about how Mehaffey came to create "Studio Light," how he worked through the design process and how he prepares his paper to get great watercolor textures. Plus a whole lot more.

    To see the painting we're discussing, head to  www.learntopaintpodcast.com/podcast/episode31
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    • 22 min
    Episode 30: Dean Mitchell

    Episode 30: Dean Mitchell

    Mitchell works across several media, but we focus in on his watercolor work. In the conversation you’ll discover the importance of seeing abstractly, how Mitchell uses powerful neutrals and why intent is the most important piece of his painting process. 
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    • 47 min
    Episode. 29: Mini Episode - 5 Exercises for When You Don't Feel Like Painting

    Episode. 29: Mini Episode - 5 Exercises for When You Don't Feel Like Painting

    It happens to all of us. Sometimes you just don't feel like painting. You feel uninspired and overwhelmed by the rest of..well...LIFE. 

    Before you abandon your studio for the mile-high to-do list, try one of these 5 exercises from podcast guests. They'll keep your hands in the work even on days where your mind isn't feeling it. 
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    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

janecobb123 ,

Love This Podcast!

I have been listening to this podcast for a couple of years and wanted to write a review (at last)! Kelly Anne Powers does a great job of finding accomplished artists to interview— many of whom I have already know and whose work I like, as well as artists who are new to me. The interviews are informative and inspiring. I’m always glad to have listened to one and often go back and listen to my favorites again.

Aronmuggsy ,

Great guest artists and host

I’m trying to teach myself how to paint and came across this podcast. I would guess that this show is great for all levels of painters. The guests are so fun and enthusiastic. The host asks great well thought out questions. The show has a nice flow I couldn’t find with other painting podcasts. The best part of this show for myself as a new painter is how each guest artist motivates you. While helping you to stay positive. That’s so important to me as a beginner. They’ve help me realize I’m on a journey that will only get better with time. Thank you!!

DeedeeB. ,

Among the very best painting podcasts!

Kelly Anne Powers is a gifted interviewer, which makes this podcast a delight! She asks very thoughtful questions of her artist guests, which brings out really meaningful responses from them. I’ve learned so much!

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