The truth is that everyone can develop the ability to paint. Learning how to paint, is much like learning any other skill. Writing, talking, cooking, and similar activities, all require talent. So, if you would like to develop the fundamentals necessary to paint, what makes that different from the other activities where the skill to do it is considered a “God given” talent?
Absolutely anyone can learn how to paint and there is no need for god given talent to do so. More than anything, it’s about the internal desire to paint and the dedication to learning how to paint.
The manuals and art books that are available were not written for people who naturally know how to paint; they were written for people who have a desire to learn how to paint. In other words, the authors who are creating those materials believe that anyone can learn how to paint.
Choosing the technique you will use is the most personal choice in this process. You can choose with oils, acrylics, water colors and pastels. These are the basics, and you can always move into other ones at a later time.
You can actually paint with anything and everything including chalk, charcoal or even coffee. It is also recommended that you try out several different techniques so that you can choose the one you are the most comfortable with. If something isn’t working for you, stop doing it. You don’t want to continue struggling with something that is only making you feel bad. Try another technique so you can find the best one for you.
You can liven up the learning process by experimenting with color mixing. Although this may seem intimidating, you should not avoid giving it a try. There are no guidelines or hard and fast rules that must be followed in order to experiment with color.
Whether your painting is naive or abstract, you should always be proud of your work and do not let yourself think that someone else’s painting is better. There are no limits to art, there are no set rules that must be followed. After all, if we impose rules and regulations on art, wouldn’t it cease to be art?