Joanne Perkins

Joanne Perkins's Articles
  • Safety Precautions For Using Paints And Paint Supplies
  • Berkshire-based landscape artist talks about safety precautions for using paints and paint supplies. They can cause harm, so caution and common sense should be used when painting to avoid problems.
  • Published in Entertainment on 18 Jul 2014
  • Why Paper Choice Is Important When Painting With Watercolours
  • Berkshire-based landscape artist talks about some things to take into consideration when choosing watercolour paper. As with any art supply, there are many different types available and a bit of knowledge can help you choose the one that's right for you.
  • Published in Entertainment on 17 Jul 2014
  • Things To Consider Before Landscape Painting
  • Berkshire-based landscape artist gives a few general things to think about before starting your landscape painting. What landscape are you going to paint? What are you going to include in your painting? What type of day are you going to paint? How much imagination will you inject into your painting?
  • Published in Entertainment on 12 Jul 2014
  • Simple Acrylic Painting - 5 Tips for Getting Started With Acrylics
  • Berkshire-based landscape artist gives a few tips for getting started with acrylic paints. Acrylics are highly versatile and knowing a few tips can help you get the most out of using them.
  • Published in Entertainment on 09 Jul 2014
  • General Tips For Mapping Out A Landscape
  • Berkshire-based landscape artist shares her techniques on mapping out landscapes. It's handy to break a landscape up into different pieces with your mind then rearrange them when you paint them. Doing this allows you to appreciate the landscape's finer details more.
  • Published in Entertainment on 04 Jul 2014
  • Painting Tips - Using Acrylics Like Watercolour
  • Berkshire-based artist gives an overview of how acrylics can be used like watercolour. Acrylics are a very versatile type of paint and are very often used instead of watercolours because they can give similar effects.
  • Published in Entertainment on 26 Jun 2014
  • How To Incorporate The Style Of Paul Signac In Your Painting
  • Berkshire-based landscape artist discusses the style of Paul Signac and how to go about creating a pointillist painting. These paintings are created by placing numerous dots of pure colour on the canvas, letting the mind blend them together when viewed from a distance.
  • Published in Entertainment on 22 Jun 2014
  • Painting Tips - Should I Use Watercolor or Acrylic Paint?
  • Berkshire-based landscape artist compares watercolour and acrylic paints. It's important to know the differences between the two before deciding which is the best one for you.
  • Published in Entertainment on 17 Jun 2014
  • What You Need To Paint With Oil
  • Berkshire-based landscape artist gives a beginner's guide to supplies for oil painting. There are loads of different brands and types of every product. For beginners it's best to start with basics and go on from there.
  • Published in Entertainment on 13 Jun 2014
  • Selecting Your Paints - The Difference Between Oils And Acrylics
  • Berkshire-based landscape artist compares acrylic paints and oil paints. Both have a number of different features which make them appeal to different artists. Which one is the one for you?
  • Published in Entertainment on 11 Jun 2014
  • How To Use The One Stroke Painting Technique
  • Berkshire-based landscape artist talks about the one stroke painting technique. It's become very popular because it is accessible to all and allows you to easily create beautiful art. Some pointers for beginners are also given.
  • Published in Entertainment on 04 Jun 2014
  • Pointillism In Art History
  • Joanne Perkins is a Berkshire-based artist with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art and specialises in painting Berkshire landscapes. She is happy to accept all queries and questions. For more information about Joanne, her work and her current projects visit: http://joannesberkshirescenes.com/default.aspx
  • Published in Entertainment on 04 Jun 2014
  • How To Use A Painting Knife
  • Berkshire-based landscape artist gives an overview of painting knives and how to use them. She discusses a number of different effects they can produce and explains how they're different from palette knives.
  • Published in Entertainment on 03 Jun 2014
  • Tools You Will Need To Start Acrylic Painting
  • Berkshire-based landscape artist lists basic tools a beginner would need for acrylic painting. Beginners can be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of choice, so it's always good to start with the basics and take it from there.
  • Published in Entertainment on 03 Jun 2014
  • Tips For Plein Air Painting In The Snow
  • Berkshire-based landscape artists shares a few tips about plein air painting in the snow. She talks about how you can combat the elements to capture some wintry magic in your landscape paintings.
  • Published in Entertainment on 27 May 2014
  • Attracting Customers When Plein Air Painting
  • Berkshire-based landscape artist talks about how you can attract new customers when painting outdoors. Make the most of conversations with passers-by and turn them into new customers.
  • Published in Entertainment on 27 May 2014
  • Getting Those Creative Juices Flowing
  • Berkshire-based landscape artist talks about how you can boost creativity and get your creative juices flowing before a painting session. Doing things like reading, exercise and brain training puzzles can make painting sessions more productive and enjoyable.
  • Published in Entertainment on 27 May 2014
  • How To Avoid Burning Out
  • Berkshire-based landscape artist talks about burning out and how to avoid it. Artists can burn out if they work too hard when feeling creative - this can result in less motivation and a lesser quality of work. Having breaks and doing other things helps prevent you from burning out while allowing you to be creative and get work done.
  • Published in Entertainment on 20 May 2014
  • A Brief History Of Landscape Painting
  • Berkshire-based landscape artist gives a brief overview of landscape painting through the ages. She talks about how landscape painting has grown in popularity and developed over the ages.
  • Published in Entertainment on 20 May 2014
  • Painting A Series Of Landscapes
  • Berkshire-based landscape artist talks about how to approach a series of landscape paintings. You can paint a number of different landscapes with a common theme or paint the same landscape in a number of different ways.
  • Published in Entertainment on 20 May 2014
  • How To Make A Landscape Painting Impressive
  • Berkshire-based landscape gives a few hints on how to make landscape paintings impressive. She discusses how variety, detail, colour and place can help attract people to your painting and leave them impressed.
  • Published in Entertainment on 14 May 2014
  • Can't Be Bothered To Paint?
  • Berkshire-based landscape artist talks about what you should do when you're trying to paint but just can't be bothered. Simply take a step back, do something else, clear your mind and set yourself a realistic deadline to make up for the time you've wasted.
  • Published in Entertainment on 14 May 2014
  • Is There A Landscape Painter In You?
  • Berkshire-based landscape artist talks about how there's a landscape painter in everyone. Painting landscapes is a popular pastime that anyone can do - so what are you waiting for?
  • Published in Entertainment on 13 May 2014
  • What Makes A Landscape Beautiful?
  • Berkshire-based landscape artist shares a few ideas about what a beautiful landscape. She discusses how beauty is in the eye of the beholder and why landscape artists choose to paint landscapes of beautiful scenes.
  • Published in Entertainment on 07 May 2014
  • What Type Of Landscape Should You Be Painting?
  • Berkshire-based landscape artist talks about what landscapes you should be painting. She mentions how you should think of your ideal customer and wow them with your work.
  • Published in Entertainment on 06 May 2014
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