Posts by Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes
Sara Barnes is a creative person, fraternal twin, and dessert enthusiast based in Baltimore, Maryland. She is the lady behind Brown Paper Bag, a daily art blog that catalogs the visually delightful work that she finds. In addition to writing, Sara enjoys planning things like Sampler, a contemporary embroidery project that repurposes vintage fabrics. Working and writing about others inform's her own artistic practice in collage and free-form embroidery.
Two cat silhouettes

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Secrets for Painting Silhouettes: 11 Expert Tips & 2 Easy Tutorials

At first glance, a silhouette seems like simple subject to render in paint. But "simple" doesn't mean "boring"! In fact, because silhouettes are easy to paint, they present an opportunity to explore more creative possibilities and experiment with new techniques or mediums. Check out two tutorials packed with tips for painting silhouettes in two different ways.

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