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Learning Painting at Uno Lona Academy

Learning Painting at Uno Lona Academy

A painting is a moody creature. At times dark and subdued, at times vibrant and energetic. A friend of music and a soul-mate to poetry. It is born out of a union of drawing and colour. It is a creature that lives in an artist’s soul. It is a creature that reveals itself on a canvas. It camouflages itself in a number of hues and breathes the oils, the water and the acrylic. It is a creature that makes life bearable.

An artist on the other hand, could be any person who dares to rip this creature apart from its dwelling and unleash it on a canvas. An artist relentlessly practices to resurrect the life that may have been lost when the cord between the artist and his creation is cut.

The Art of Painting:

While some artists strive to bring a life-like quality to their work, others purposely move themselves away from it. Though each master of the craft has his/her own individual style, there are some factors that help an art enthusiast in classifying them. The most common classification in paintings is done on the basis of medium used. The three primarily used mediums are:

  • Oil colours
  • Water colours
  • Acrylic colours

We at ULA, offer courses in all these three mediums, the details of which can be accessed at here.

The second classification is done on the basis of the composition of paintings and some of these forms are listed below:

  • Still-life painting
  • Narrative painting
  • Landscapes
  • Portraits
  • Abstract painting
  • Gestural/action painting

Mastering Painting:

The way the keys of a piano make music only if punched in a proper sequence, results in art study are achieved only if you follow certain key points as a practice. So let’s get to it.

  1. A bullet can hit the target only if working of the gun is understood and practiced. Hence, you know nothing if you don’t know the tools of your trade. Explore the different tools and its effects with different mediums and techniques. Now remember, this is a continuous process.
  2. Art History. Now you may make a face to this, but you’ll definitely thank us later for learning history. Nothing can spark your curiosity as well as history. Look for the kind of work that you like, explore its history and learn more about how its evolved to be how it is today.
  3. A lot of experimentation and challenges. If you think you can master something without challenging yourself, then you’re probably dreaming. Take up exercises in foreshortening, human anatomy, perspective etc. to really grow as an artist. These are your basics; start easy and then eventually proceed to tougher projects.
  4. Understand the conceptual art framework. Understanding this may not only help you create powerful artwork, it may also help you understand yourself a little better.
  5. Be unconventional with your art. There is a lot of art out there already, what is so unique about your art? Put yourself in a position to think out of the box and still create art even with your bizarre ideas.

On an ending note, we’d like to tell you something really important that most people ignore and which is the primary reason why they fail at painting. Do not start painting without knowing how to draw or sketch. How do you expect to be good at something without knowing how to begin?

Take a quick look at some of the art work developed by our students.




However, don’t let this put you down; art can be learnt by anyone and everyone regardless of age and talent. Don’t believe us?  Email or contact us and schedule a free trail session with us and we’ll prove you wrong.