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Not to sound sarcastic but you do need brushes, canvas and etc.. You need to decide what you want to paint, a lot of people find it easy to paint landscapes, or you could paint a still life, if you do decide to paint landscape you will find that each brush that you use could create different effects, for instance if you use a flat brush you can paint folliage with it, several different kinds of folliage, you can do more than folliage with a flat brush, you need to read up a little on oil painting, you can even paint paintings done by earlier masters for practice purposes, don't start on some thing hard, start on something easy, you can experiment with your paintings, not all your paintings will turn out but if you keep working on it I assure you it will get better, try painting mountains, or maybe just tree trunks and give it texture, make it look real, let the light shine from one side of the tree, you have to decide which side. Here is an easy way to paint a tree trunk, you can use a flat brush or a filbert, first you dray a line with the paint brush to the shape of the tree, remember that not all trees are straight, fill in the space with lots of paint, vandyke brown or dark siena, after that you can to a liner brush and use titanium white, thin it out with paint thinner, odorless thinner, then lightly run the linner brush on one side of the tree trunk where you want the light to come from, and you'll be surprise how easy it is most of all have fun with your art and don't be afraid to experiment, don't worry about mistakes, as an artist you will learn how to make something out of a mistake, be bold, and daring most of all be creative. Best of luck to you. you can email me at [email protected] if you like. I am not able to post any of my art as of yet, as I have just repaired my laptop recently and have not loaded my art works in my laptop, but in time I should be able to. Please do not hesitate to ask me or anyone else for help, if you like I can email you samples of some of my early works of art an oil painting that is, please be advise that this is in no way a solicitation for you to buy anything it is for the purpose of learning the art of oil painting. I am looking forward to seeing your oil painting in the future.
 
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