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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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    • 4.7 • 146 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.

    Ep 53: Solvents & Mediums with Gamblin

    Ep 53: Solvents & Mediums with Gamblin

    If you're an oil painter (or playing with the idea of trying the medium) a potential barrier is understanding  mediums and solvents.  So in today's mini, we are tackling  them head on with Mary Weisenburger from Gamblin. 
    In the conversation, you’ll learn the differences between the two. You’ll discover that fat over lean might not mean what you thought it did and where you need to follow the concept and where you absolutely do not.  Plus, we get into studio safety and Weisenburger offers a great place to start with studio health. 

    For links to the resources discussed in the show, head here:
    https://www.learntopaintpodcast.com/podcast/episode53

    To discover more great conversations with guests, join the podcast art club:
    https://www.learntopaintpodcast.com/artclub
    Now is a great time to support the show on Patreon. For a limited time, if you join at the $5/mo tier, you'll immediately get access to the extended cut of my conversation with Shari Blaukopf. And over the couerse of July, you'll get access to all 17 bonus conversations with guests. But don't wait, August 1st (or sooner), the price goes up to $7. 
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    • 31 min
    Ep. 52: Shari Blaukopf

    Ep. 52: Shari Blaukopf

    Now is a great time to support the show on Patreon. For a limited time, if you join at the $5/mo tier, you'll immediately get access to the extended cut of my conversation with Shari Blaukopf. And over the couerse of July, you'll get access to all 17 bonus conversations with guests. But don't wait, August 1st (or sooner), the price goes up to $7. 
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    • 48 min
    Ep. 51: Painting Falling Water with Julie Gilbert Pollard

    Ep. 51: Painting Falling Water with Julie Gilbert Pollard

    This week, I welcome back Ep. 25 guest Julie Gilbert Pollard to discuss falling water. 

    You’ll learn how to simplify the complexity of falling water and get advice on how to approach reflections and shadows in both still water and moving water. We focus on watercolor but the ideas work across any medium. 
    Now is a great time to support the show on Patreon. For a limited time, if you join at the $5/mo tier, you'll immediately get access to the extended cut of my conversation with Shari Blaukopf. And over the couerse of July, you'll get access to all 17 bonus conversations with guests. But don't wait, August 1st (or sooner), the price goes up to $7. 
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    • 47 min
    Ep 50: Hashim Akib

    Ep 50: Hashim Akib

    In the conversation with acrylic painter Hashim Akib, you’ll discover a unique way to mix your acrylic paints, how to look beyond your local influences, and explore strategies you can use to create looser paintings.
    Gloss & High Gloss Art Club Members: In your bonus episode with Akib, we dive into drawing, what you can do with reference photos and a whole lot more. (Plus get access to an additional 15 bonus conversations.)  
    Now is a great time to support the show on Patreon. For a limited time, if you join at the $5/mo tier, you'll immediately get access to the extended cut of my conversation with Shari Blaukopf. And over the couerse of July, you'll get access to all 17 bonus conversations with guests. But don't wait, August 1st (or sooner), the price goes up to $7. 
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    • 49 min
    Ep. 49: 7 Reasons to Start a 20-Minute Daily Art Habit (Mini)

    Ep. 49: 7 Reasons to Start a 20-Minute Daily Art Habit (Mini)

    The “I don’t have time to paint” problem is one all of us face. But in today's episode, we explore all the benefits of starting small. 

    You’re going to learn how to shift your success metrics,  get some ideas for what you can do in 20 minutes and how just a small amount of daily practice helps you and  those you love get ready for a larger art practice. 

    Today we’re going to discover the mighty power of 20 minutes. 

    So if you don’t paint consistently but want to or are struggling with finding time in your schedule, this is the show for you. 

    For show notes, including links to the blog article I mention, head to learntopaintpodcast.com/podcast/episode49.

    And to join me in the spring 20for20artchallenge2022 head to learntopaintpodcast.com/20for20artchallenge to learn more. 


    Now is a great time to support the show on Patreon. For a limited time, if you join at the $5/mo tier, you'll immediately get access to the extended cut of my conversation with Shari Blaukopf. And over the couerse of July, you'll get access to all 17 bonus conversations with guests. But don't wait, August 1st (or sooner), the price goes up to $7. 
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    • 31 min
    Ep 48: Louise Fletcher

    Ep 48: Louise Fletcher

    Welcome to the conversation you’ll learn the difference between working fast and being rushed, how to move between working intuitively and analytically,  and why you always want to follow your own joy. Plus a whole lot more.
    Podcast Art Club - Gloss & High Gloss 
    This episode comes with a fantastic bonus episode where we move from mindset into more technical pieces. You’ll discover a new reason why you might want to reach for a limited palette, some advice on composition and a few pointers on how to critique your own work. PLUS,  gloss & high gloss Podcast Art Club have access to 14 additional bonus conversations with guests. 
    Now is a great time to support the show on Patreon. For a limited time, if you join at the $5/mo tier, you'll immediately get access to the extended cut of my conversation with Shari Blaukopf. And over the couerse of July, you'll get access to all 17 bonus conversations with guests. But don't wait, August 1st (or sooner), the price goes up to $7. 
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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
146 Ratings

146 Ratings

SVincze ,

The missing link in the art podcast world!

I just started listening! The questions are intuitive to what beginners are often thinking. Thank you!

a. albury ,

Episode 44

The thing I love, love about this podcast , is such detailed information on the act of painting and the artist painting styles. It’s alway one of the best days when you post.

Angelina Albury

AmyR104 ,

Brilliant interviews!

Kelly Ann Powers’ podcast is outstanding. Each episode has so many nuggets of gold I tend to listen to them several times. Her questions are fresh and thoughtful. She has me jazzed about painting again.

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