I love art and making things in general. If i see something I think I can recreate myself I will always try! I work in acrylics, gouache, encaustics, and mixed media. I am also a designer for Amazon Merch and self taught myself graphic design. I rebuild and redesign furniture, paint murals, make sculptures, and more.
I love creating something of beauty or something that makes people become introspective as they search their thoughts for the art's hidden meaning. I love seeing someone enjoy something i have made or refinished. Seeing that gleam they get in the eye when they see something perfect for their needs is worth it every time.
Amber was very knowledgable about different techniques and types of paints. She helped me choose what would be best for what I was wanting to do. I chose acrylics because I am wanting more of an abstract look not so realistic so blending isn't an issue. She taught me some cool fun tricks to make really neat artwork.
First we discuss what it is they want to learn or make or accomplish. Then i ask a bunch of questions so i can gauge their current knowledge and skill in that area so i know where to start. No need teaching about a color wheel to someone who knows what complimentary, tertiary or secondary colors means!
I have been painting many years. I have studied art in school as well. But most of my knowledge has come about through hands on trial and error and self teaching. With anything arts and crafts the only way to learn it well is to do it...books can only teach the concepts not help u apply them in practice.