Profession decorative painter

Decorative painters design and create visual art on different kinds of surfaces such as pottery, casings, glass and fabric. They use diverse materials and a variety of techniques to produce decorative illustrations ranging from stenciling to free-hand drawing.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Artistic
  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Intellectual property law

    The regulations that govern the set of rights protecting products of the intellect from unlawful infringement.

Skills

  • Work independently as an artist

    Develop one's own ways of doing artistic performances, motivating oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.

  • Maintain an artistic portfolio

    Maintain portfolios of artistic work to show styles, interests, abilities and realisations.

  • Paint surfaces

    Use brushes and rollers to apply a coat of paint to a prepared surface evenly and without leaving drops.

  • Use painting techniques

    Apply painting techniques such as 'trompe l'oeil', 'faux finishing' and aging techniques.

  • Develop visual elements

    Imagine and apply visual elements such as line, space, colour, and mass to express emotions or ideas.

  • Create sketches

    Draw sketches to prepare for a drawing or as a standalone artistic technique.

  • Select artistic materials to create artworks

    Select artistic materials based on strength, colour, texture, balance, weight, size, and other characteristics that should guarantee the feasibility of the artistic creation regarding the expected shape, color, etc. - even thought the result might vary from it. Artistic materials such as paint, ink, water colours, charcoal, oil, or computer software can be used as much as garbage, living products (fruits, etc) and any kind of material depending on the creative project.

  • Use paint safety equipment

    Wear safety equipment appropriately such as face masks, gloves and overalls, in order to stay protected from toxic chemicals emitted during paint spraying.

  • Use artistic materials for drawing

    Use artistic materials such as paint, paintbrushes, ink, watercolours, charcoal, oil, or computer software to create artwork.

  • Study artworks

    Study styles, techniques, colours, textures, and materials used in works of art.

  • Create artwork

    Cut, shape, fit, join, mould, or otherwise manipulate materials in an attempt to create a selected artwork - be the technical processes not mastered by the artist or used as a specialist.

  • Gather reference materials for artwork

    Gather samples of the materials you expect to use in the creation process, especially if the desired piece of art necessitates the intervention of qualified workers or specific production processes.

  • Create original drawings

    Create original drawings, based on texts, thorough research and discussion with authors, journalists and specialists.

  • Study artistic techniques

    Study a variety of artistic techniques and learn how to apply them in concrete artistic projects.

  • Submit preliminary artwork

    Submit preliminary artwork or art project plans to clients for approval, leaving room for additional suggestions and changes.

  • Contextualise artistic work

    Identify influences and situate your work within a specific trend which may be of an artistic, aesthetic, or philosophical natures. Analyse the evolution of artistic trends, consult experts in the field, attend events, etc.

  • Define set painting methods

    Define painting methods and materials.

  • Articulate artistic proposal

    Identify the essence of your artistic project. Identify strong points to be promoted in order of priority. Identify the target audience, and the communication media. Communicate key ideas and adapt them to selected media.

  • Create original paintings

    Create paintings, drawing from your experience, inspiration and techniques.

Optional knowledge and skills

decorate furniture select artistic productions develop artistic project budgets paint sets define artistic approach decorate musical instruments use genre painting techniques create 2d painting paint spraying techniques assess conservation needs home decoration techniques collaborate with technical experts on artworks decorate textile articles paint decorative designs confer on artwork

Common job titles

  • Body shop painter
  • Painter
  • Spray painter
  • Commercial painter - green bay
  • Commercial painter - milwuakee
  • Production decorative/faux painter
  • Part time paint/plaster applicator