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This may be your very first painting.
Take your time, I will show you how to start painting, it is simple.
Start Painting in Oils or Acrylic.
To start painting you will need a few brushes (about 1/2 inch wide flat hog bristle brush, fan brush, little fine soft hair brush), some white and dark paint, an art board or canvas (or anything you can find), cleaning rags and somewhere to relax and paint.
Here the things you need to try and do.
Keep your background white.
Keep your corners dark.
Put the tree off center.
Hold the brush with one finger and thumb for branches.
Paint in Oils or Acrylics. (or any paint)
The colors for this monochrome painting
Burnt Umber and White.
One color and white is called monochrome or monocolor:- By painting a few pictures in monochrome you will quickly learn to use the brush without becoming confused with color.
We also learn how the different tones give us depth in our paintings.