How do you find your own painting Style?

Allison Prior
Allison Prior, Art Instructor, Youtube Creator, Freelance artist (2000-present)

That is a question even I have to ask myself, how did I find my style of painting, or do I even have one, I love to paint everything, my favorite painting medium is Acrylic, I started painting with Bob Ross Video’s because I loved his style, and I watched other artists video’s that had that similar style also, so I guess I picked up his style in my paintings, I love realism, I don’t like abstract, when I see a landscape, seascape, portrait, I want to paint them as realistic as I can, I use the same colors and brushes, that helps create your style also, if you look at different famous artists, you can tell they have their own style of painting, like Leonardo Da Vinci, you know his paintings when you see them, Claude Monet has his own style, you will find they use the same techniques, colors and brush strokes to define their style..same as a band you can tell what band it is just by the sound, like AC/DC, you know from the first note it’s them, or Singers have a style of singing by the songs they sing and the tone of their voice..
You will be able to get your own style when you do several paintings and see what you like to paint and what colors you use, are your paintings bright and colorful, or muted, are they realistic or abstract etc, are there similarities in your paintings, maybe your tree’s always have a certain similar look, or the brightness or darkness of color in your paintings.

 Also notice the artists you love to follow, or learn from, or just love looking at their art, when you go to a gallery what paintings are you attracted to the most, what makes you go wow I love that, or i would love to paint like that, then you are discovering your style…
I hope that helped and it was enjoyable to read.
Thank you for reading..


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