Where Do I Begin?
This is a great question, and we think that we have an answer for you. Let us offer the following that will get you familiar with the website.
Our website, https://www.AcrylicPaintingWithGingerCook.com, offers lessons from the very beginner to the advanced artist.
Let us suggest that you watch a few videos about our website to see what we have to offer and how things work.
Navigating GingerCookLive.gallery Website – Online Academy of Fine Art and Acrylic Painting
Signing Up at Ginger Cook Live dot Gallery – A Walk Through on Signing Up
Fast and Easy Ways to Find Ginger Cook Tutorials through Pinterest
This page will show you a little of the “Back to Basic” lessons:
You will also see some of the titles in the sidebar that, when clicked, will take you right to that lesson.
And finally, here is a page that lists some lessons that can be watched for free:
You will want to start with the basic lessons so you can see how Ginger teaches. And in these lessons, you will learn the skills that are used on the more advanced paintings.
To be successful, you have to have an excellent foundation to build upon.
Here's is what we suggest for those beginning with Ginger's Lessons.
We use a “Cookie” rating system to let the student know how “hard” or “challenging” a lesson might be. For example, THE WHITE HORSE video is a 3-Cookie lesson, but the blending techniques for the “1-Cookie” Apple and Ball & Cylinder lessons are the same brushstrokes needed for shading the White Horse.
This list of lessons here is what Ginger recommends as your starting lessons. If you are an accomplished artist, you too may pick up a tip or two. Ginger has provided a list of acrylic paints and canvas sizes for the lessons and brushes. See: https://gingercooklive.gallery/artist-supply-list-tutorials/
Warm-up your brushes https://gingercooklive.gallery/lesson/back-to-basics-brush-warm-ups/
Back to Basics – Balls & Cylinders https://gingercooklive.gallery/lesson/back-to-basics-balls-and-cylinders/
Back to Basics – Apple https://gingercooklive.gallery/lesson/back-to-basics-painting-an-apple/
Back to Basics – Clouds and Lightning https://gingercooklive.gallery/lesson/all-back-to-basics-dramatic-lightening/
Rockhopper Penguin https://gingercooklive.gallery/lesson/back-to-basics-rockhopper-penguin/
Here is the listing of more “Back to Basics” tutorials: https://www.gingercooklive.gallery/video-lesson-library-back-to-basic-tutorials/
We have lots more “1-Cookie” lessons that are fun to do, and we make sure every month more are added. Take a look at the 1-Cookie lessons here https://www.gingercooklive.gallery/lesson-library-1-cookie/
As you go through the basic lessons, absolutely send your work to Ginger to guide and help you with the Personal Art Coaching. You don't want to rush through many lessons and not verify that you are doing them right. Included with Personal Art Coaching: A maximum of 4 Gallery or Youtube tutorial lessons per month may be submitted for PAC plus one original per month. If PAC is not requested, you may submit additional paintings to be shared to be in your ticket file and have the option to have it posted on Pinterest. This means that you can send in one painting as many times as you need while working on it. The same painting does not count towards your totals.
Let's start with good habits!