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.