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Q & A Why do we use Primary Colors? How do we Plan a Composition? + New Hour Long Tutorials


Today we answer your questions and give them the time they deserve. If you have any questions for future installments let me know!

Hour long lessons: https://www.patreon.com/onehourpaintings
My eBook on the basics of acrylics: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/496230403/acrylics-for-beginners-the-essentials?ref=shop_home_active_1

Todays questions include:

-Why do artists frequently use the primary colors to render/mix other colors?

-Should we use reference photos?

-Will I show my color palette during the ten minute painting tutorials?

-Why do I use mars black instead of ivory black?

-How/why did I begin the painting channel

-Can you paint mountains without using a palette knife? (Here is the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVOOBY9iyk4&list=PLVI8a5CZU6yP_a5VvddyZxwHZtN5vTOEK&index=25 )

-How do we arrange our paintings compositionally?


  1. Philippe Gun says

    love your πŸ’™

  2. Rahma Essa says

    firstttt πŸ˜€

  3. Π•Π»Π΅Π½Π° Π£Ρ„Π°Π΅Π²Π° says

    I like your works and lessons) really useful for beginners like me) thank you!
    and your voice is so relaxing)

  4. Hibiki says

    You're so good lookingπŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ’•

  5. Kisara Neko says

    Hi Ryan, thank you for the answers. You are awesome. πŸ˜€

  6. Believe says

    Ryan, I am painting over something, first with primer. I can still see the old painting on the back. Do you know if it would be okay to prime the back too?

  7. Cindy Larson says

    Love this formatt….Learning lots from others question. Thank you

  8. Believe says

    Question: Why 10 minutes always? Why not 15 or 20?

  9. Kathryn P says

    Hi Ryan I love love love your paintings I would love to try and make my own but I have the hardest time coming up with ideas. Could you please share how you come up with ideas.

  10. Abdullah GX 777 says

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  11. Nancy kane says

    Thank you for sharing your talent!! Very much appreciated. With that being said, Keep them coming!

  12. Bonnie Renee says

    I have watched many great painters and all have taught me so much in very different ways. I appreciate your constant instruction with all of your strokes while you are painting which most artists can not do while they are painting. It is very difficult to use both sides of the brain at the same time! Lol I love how you constantly use art vocabulary that is so formally educational that allows for a more well rounded instructional setting. You easily convey your art knowledge that makes you a wonderful art teacher. You could easily be teaching for a university but make your self available for us so thank you so much for your time and effort! You have no idea how much you have taught me!

  13. Helga Cobian says

    i am glad you said it: I will never buy animal based paint. I would not enjoy a stroke of any colour on my canvas if I know an animal has been killed for the creation of this colour

  14. Rick G says

    Happy day after 4th of July! 😸
    Thanks again, but show us your messy palate sometime.. plz πŸ˜‰

  15. acurldiem says

    What's the best light to paint in?

  16. Chris Salch says

    There's one animal I can think of that you might actually be able to pull off in 10 minutes … How about a jelly fish? Something like https://pixabay.com/en/animal-blue-creature-danger-dark-2883/ There are quite a few over on Pixabay like https://pixabay.com/en/animal-blue-creature-danger-dark-2758/ etc …

  17. random god says

    have you thought about any new painting challenges?

  18. Nisha Paints says

    Great tips Ryan! Colour mixing and values are still something I'm in the process of mastering😊

  19. Melissa Lampa says

    Great questions everyone! πŸ™‚ Thanks for answering, Ryan! I love your 10-minute painting tutorials.

  20. synnΓΈve lande says

    So true ! I started to buy all kinds of colors and now i am stucked. Have to go back to basic πŸ˜› I struggle with to get the nice transision. Making greys is not to use complementary colors yes ? First you make the complementary and then the 5 in values ? Very confusing for me how to make the transisions yes i hope you can explain it for me in text. Among others i have a tube of hookers green, what colors a good to use with that to make earth colors ? Thank you for great lessons πŸ™‚

  21. Kitty says

    what do like to paint the most? is it nature , animals, human beings, etc

  22. Kitty says

    what is your opinion about modern art? i want to learn it but don't know how to start

  23. BentoBoxArt says

    I just recently bought tubes of the primary colors. I am running out of room with all the different paint tubes I have lying around and want to simplify things, lol.

  24. Diwanshu Chandila says

    can you add human beings in your painting for example painting a street. Can u make a video on blending and shading tutorials plsss

  25. Wanda Ramos says

    Could you please do a video about mixing the basic colors? If you can apply this colors for different objects ( examples: mountains, sky, trees , lake….). Thanks, for your 10 minute painting videos. I'm a beginner painting. I would like to see how you mixing colors.

  26. Angie R says

    Thank you so much, Ryan! This is awesome that now we have Q&A, it aids to streamline understanding of painting process. I do love small canvases for all the same reasons: they are not overwhelming you while you still are a beginner, you are getting a sense of achievement way faster, and can jump into the next one sooner, so learn quicker πŸ™‚ Overall, your progress is more dynamic. Plus, they are really easy to be displayed πŸ™‚ I did look up the thirds info, and also found some deeper explanation on this over on your Patreon, so hopefully will improve on my compositions. With all that being said, thanks again for helping us to be creative ))))

  27. Katie Keefe says

    Are you going to do anymore landscapes within an animal shape? With that being said, it may be a bit much to ask for a a ten minute painting but I am also a patreon supporter.
    Thank you for all the help, just like you started with watching Lisa Lachri, and due to the nature of YouTube found you πŸ™‚ love your work

  28. Sue Chester says

    great job!!! enjoyed your tips!

  29. crucibelle says

    In my opinion, magenta, cyan, and yellow make better mixes. Red/blue/yellow give me problems. I like super-bright colors, though. πŸ™‚ I very much prefer to make my own color mixes.. it's a huge part of the fun of painting, IMO.

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