Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions About

Paint with Lovejoy

1- I have never painted which course should I try first?

Answer: I'm glad you want to paint at home. Please check out the First-time painter options. For best and fastest results check out the first-time painter bootcamp. you will have weekly assignments and feedback from Lovejoy. If you are more DIYer, check out the Acrylic painting crash course. Happy painting!

Click here for FTP options

Click here for the 4 week first-time painter bootcamp (feedback from Lovejoy)

Click here for the Acrylic painting crash course (DIYer option)

2. What if my painting doesn't look good?

Answer: Let's focus on the process, focus on the steps. Your first painting will be your starting point, and you will get better and more comfortable with each painting. Painting is about the process, the more you learn the more your skills grow.
"The only way to fail at painting is to not paint at all"

3 How do I find your in-person workshops?

Answer: Click on the menu at the top of the website and look for the page that says "San Diego classes". This will take you to my other website (LovejoyCreations) to sign up.

San Diego classes - click here

4 When do the 4-week camps start?

Answer: Everyone has a busy schedule. So when you have the urge to paint and take one of the camps, you shouldn't have to wait, you might loose your motivation. That's why you can sign up for Lovejoy's 4 week camps whenever you want!! ready to start today, sign up and go through each week. You will email your paintings and questions to Lovejoy each week and she will reply with feedback and help you push your skills .

5. What should I do if I make a mistake while painting?

Answer: Don't worry! One of the advantages of acrylic paint is that it dries quickly, allowing you to paint over mistakes. Wait for the paint to dry, then apply a new layer of paint to correct the error.


Questions about Supplies

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1. What supplies do I need to start painting at home?

Answer: To get started, you'll need acrylic paints, brushes, a painting surface (such as a canvas or canvas board), a palette for mixing colors, a container for water, paper towels or a cloth for cleaning brushes, and an easel or table to support your painting surface.

2. How do I choose the right brushes for my painting project?

Answer: For beginners, it's best to start with a basic set of brushes that includes a variety of sizes and shapes, such as round, flat, and filbert brushes. As you gain experience, you can experiment with more specialized brushes to achieve specific effects.

3. How should I mix my paint colors?

Answer: Start by placing small amounts of your primary colors (red, blue, and yellow) on your palette. Mix them together using a palette knife or brush to create secondary colors (orange, green, and purple). You can also add white or black to lighten or darken colors as needed. Each tutorial will show the palette and how the colors are mixed for that painting

4. Can I use any type of paint for my projects?

Answer: While there are various types of paint, we recommend using acrylic paint for beginners due to its versatility, quick-drying properties, and easy clean-up.

5. How do I clean my brushes after painting?

Answer: Rinse your brushes thoroughly in water, gently rubbing the bristles to remove paint. Once the water runs clear, reshape the bristles and lay the brushes flat to dry.

Questions about Paint your Pet (PYP)

4-week Paint your Pet Camp - click here

Self-paced Paint your pet options - click here

1. What materials do I need for the Paint Your Pet course?

Answer: To participate in the Paint Your Pet course, you'll need acrylic paints, brushes, a canvas or canvas board, a palette for mixing colors, a container for water, paper towels or a cloth for cleaning brushes, and an easel or table to support your painting surface. You'll also need a clear, high-quality photo of your pet to use as a reference. You will also need a device with internet access to watch the course videos.

2. I'm not an experienced painter. Can I still join the Paint Your Pet course?

Answer: Absolutely! Our Paint Your Pet course is designed for painters of all skill levels, including beginners and even first-time painters. Lovejoy's videos will guide you through the process step-by-step, so you'll feel confident in creating a beautiful portrait of your pet.

3. How do I choose the best photo of my pet for the course?

Answer: Choose a clear, high-quality photo with good lighting that shows your pet's face and unique features. Make sure the image is large enough so that you can see the details clearly when painting.

Click here for tips for taking a good pet photo

4. Can I paint multiple pets on one canvas?

Answer: Yes, you can paint multiple pets on a single canvas. However, this may be more challenging for beginners, as it requires more planning and careful composition. We recommend starting with one pet for your first project.

5. How long does it take to complete the Paint Your Pet course?

Answer: The time it takes to complete the Paint Your Pet course depends on your pace and the complexity of your chosen reference photo. Generally, it takes about 3-5 hours to complete a pet portrait, but this can vary depending on the individual.

6. What if I need help or have questions during the course?

Answer: We're here to help! If you have any questions or need assistance during the Paint Your Pet course, you can reach out to our support team via email or through the private slack group

7. How do I sign up for the Paint Your Pet course?

Answer: To sign up for the Paint Your Pet course, visit paintyourpetcourse.com. then pick the 4-week camp or self-paced options and follow the registration process. Once you've completed the registration and payment, you'll receive access to the course materials and can start painting your pet portrait.

4-week Paint your Pet Camp - click here

Self-paced Paint your pet options - click here

8. Can I share my finished pet portrait on social media?

Answer: We encourage you to share your completed pet portrait on social media! Be sure to tag us and use our designated hashtags so we can find it #paintwithlovejoy #paintyourpetcourse