Techniques to Make You a Painting Pro — Part 4Art skills a little rusty? That's no reason not to join us for a night out full of creativity and fun! Every artist starts out as a novice, and at Pinot's Palette Cordova we love to help everyone, newbie and pro, get in touch with their inner artist (and their inner party animal, too). So if you want someone to show you how it's done before you get to the studio, check out Part 4 of our paint tips series. Want to do a little more brushing up on your art skills? Take a look at Parts 1-3 as well!
Painting canvas to look like a wood surface is all about variation and texture, and we love creating aged, rustic looking boards as backgrounds for our paintings. Use a big brush and long sweeping strokes to mix different colors of paint together right there on the canvas. The more the color moves and changes, the more character your boards will have! A small brush is perfect for painting spaces between boards, as well as knots and grooves into the wood. And here's a bonus tip for you--boards will be more cracked on the end than in the middle, so don't be afraid to concentrate your lines towards the outer edges. The best thing about painting woodgrain texture? There are no mistakes! Every board is different, just like every tree is different...so don't be afraid to grab a paintbrush, a glass of your favorite beverage, and get painting!
If you can't wait to take these tips for a test drive, head to our calendar and sign up for one of our painting classes...we're ready to get this party started!