for the Artist in You
Every painting has a story that goes with it. Something catches my eye and it resides patiently in my brain until I finally get the time to sit down and paint it.
Since I don't always get a chance to start a painting right away, I make sure to have my camera with me to capture the moment so it is there when I'm ready.
This is "Peaceful Perch", a water-soluble oil painted on an 11x14 Ampersand textured board.
I have a lot of fun naming my paintings, so I
just couldn't resist naming the cardinal painting on the right
I'll be going into more detail about
Learn Color Mixing Techniques so that mixing colors becomes easy for you.
|How to Oil Paint
An introduction to oils, both traditional and water-soluble.
|How to Paint with Acrylics
An introduction to acrylics.
|How to Paint with Watercolors
An introduction to Watercolors.
Information and Tips on using Pastels.
Experimenting with Corel Painter 11.
Converting phot landscapes into dynamic landscape painting.
|How to Draw with a Grid
How to Draw covers different drawing techniques to help you learn to draw.
Complete demonstration of how to make perfect letters every time using acrylic gel for acrylic transfers.
A discussion of the characteristics and criteria for using different gesso applications including white gesso, black gesso, and clear gesso.
|Identifying Paint Opacity
A detailed explanation with visual examples to help you understand how to identify the opacity of your paints.
|Oil Paint Drying Times
A discussion and charting of different colors and how long they take to dry.
One part of the Southwest Birds Series; Gambel's Quail
A brief description of where I came from and plans for the future
Filarecki Note Cards available for sale.
Clickable links to a summary of pages as they are updated
Hi! I'm Judy Filarecki.
I started painting on a regular basis in 1998, several
years before I retired after 40 years as a Physical Therapist...
Now I spend my time giving myself therapy by traveling across country, capturing all the beautiful things that catch my eye with my camera or on canvas, and writing article of interest to artists.
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