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Is painting a God-given talent or a skill that can be learned and improved with experience and practice? Although many believe the opposite, painting is more about skill than talent.

Talent is, of course, a wonderful thing, and there are people who are naturally more adept in painting than others. But to be a good painter talent alone is simply not enough. To be a good painter you must learn all the "hows" and the "whys" of the craft.

In this section we'll go over the essential painting skills that every beginner painter should learn and develop. From understanding color and color combinations, to composition, perspective, brushwork techniques, and more.

If you're really serious about becoming a good painter, you simply must learn and master the fundamentals. Remember, painting is a skill and like any skill, it takes time and commitment to master it. No one was ever born with the know-how to paint like a master. It takes time, effort and practice.

All this may sound a bit intimidating at first, but don't worry. With the right instructions you can learn it relatively quickly. If you're really serious about it, I would highly recommend you to take a look at Learn & Master Painting – the best painting course that I know of. It will definitely teach you all the essential skills.

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Basic Skills:

Oil Color Mixing
What is one of the biggest challenges in painting? Color mixing. But does it really have to be so difficult? No, it can actually be quite easy. See the tips on color mixing and color theory and learn how.

Composition In Painting
Composition refers to the arrangement and interplay of the elements in a painting. It's a crucial aspect of the painting process. Learn the basics and what's important.

How To Paint With Perspective
Perspective allows you to put convincing three-dimensional objects into your two-dimensional paintings. It's not as complicated as you might think. See for yourself.

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