Think & Paint is a new series of articles in which I’m going to share my thoughts on art making with you. However, I don’t want it to be just another source of repetitive and generalized instructions. I want to supply you with a mix of articles on technique, design and a bit of philosophy. I am not concerned with objective and absolute truths as much as with my personal view on art and painting. I wish to stir something in you that makes you reconsider the way you used to think, if I can. I do want to speak of skill, technique, the physical aspect of putting paint on paper. But primarily I want to go beyond that aspect of art making and consider the so-called “bigger picture”. After all, this series emphasizes thinking and painting.

Obviously, this is going to be more of an advanced overview of the painting problems and I’m considering launching a parallel series discussing the very basics of painting as well. These two series should then provide a balanced source of information for both beginners and more advanced artists.

As for my approach to this series, my intention is to make the articles fairly short and focused and they will be numbered to help you keep track of their sequence. I will also keep an updated list of available articles in the series right here in the introduction so it’s a good idea to bookmark this page now and keep it as an index for later access.

Should you have any questions or requests, as always feel free to post them in the comment section down below.


Available articles in the series:

You can also display all articles in the series.


  1. Bobby Wray January 11, 2017 at 19:21

    How do I access your articles? I see two listed after your introduction. Am I overlooking something?

    Best regards to you,
    Bobby Wray

    1. Daniel Novotny January 11, 2017 at 20:32

      Hello Bobby,
      I am so sorry, they’re not published yet! I forgot to remove them from the list, it was just temporary note to myself when I was editing this introduction.
      But one of the articles is almost ready and should be up on the site tomorrow. Sorry for the confusion once again.


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