Learn to Paint For Beginners

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Even more student success this time from Margaret in New Zealand. I love receiving emails like these below from Margaret. It’s just further validation that the Moore Method of Painting works. Well done Margaret … here is what she said in her first email:
 
“Hi Rod
 
OMG, I can’t believe I’ve created this painting. Thank you so much. Learning to paint has been on my Bucket List for many years and now, thanks to you, I’ve been able to at least make a start. I’m now in my early seventies (can’t believe that either), we live in NZ and 12 years ago we toured Australia for 2 years with a caravan and then toured NZ for several years so I have many amazing photos I’d love to be able to paint.
 
Your course is so good. I can’t draw. But I’ve been able to get this far in my first effort. But I have to say, I’ve painted over this painting several times so now the painting is quite heavy!!
 
I started a second one as I was not happy with the first one but went back to the first one and am reasonably happy with it but may do touch-ups tomorrow. I hope the second one may be better.
 
My biggest problem was the highlighting of the bushes. I think the photo looks better than the original and I’m still not happy with it.
 
I painted it on an A4 sheet of Bockingford water colour pad.
 
When I started the second painting it was interesting that, while listening and watching your tutorial, I heard so much more than I’d heard the first time. I’m looking forward to watching your video on colours – but have been too busy painting …..
 
Also looking forward to all the email tutorials I have from you.
 
While touring Australia I’ve got to admit I had a 3 hour lesson in Alice Springs where I did a 6″ x 4″ water colour so the current painting is actually my second one!
 
Thank you once again”
 
Then a second email from Margaret …
 
“Hi Rod
 
I feel I know you now after listening to your lessons. You are a very good teacher as in my wildest dreams I didn’t think I’d be able to produce these paintings. I can’t wait to go through the other lessons.
 
I was a bit nervous about starting the second one fearing I wouldn’t be able to paint one as good. And for a while I was worried until it was just about finished. It would be so easy to toss it out when half way through.
 
I feel I’ve learnt a lot by painting the same scene again and it would be interesting to do it again but I’ll try another one next.
 
I’m looking forward to finding the right frame for them.
 
You asked for a photo so will send it in another email.
 
I’ve bought your colour lessons which I’m really looking forward to.
 
Thanks again
Margaret Cullen
 
ps just thought – I think I’ll put my name on the paintings – I’m actually very proud of them – thanks to you”

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