Profession wood painter

Wood painters design and create visual art on wooden surfaces and objects such as furniture, figurines and toys. They use 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

  • Use painting techniques

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

  • Create sketches

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

  • Develop visual elements

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

  • Use artistic materials for drawing

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Submit preliminary artwork

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

  • Maintain an artistic portfolio

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

  • Create original paintings

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

decorate furniture paint sets prepare furniture for application of paint study artworks select artistic productions dye wood paint spraying techniques use genre painting techniques define artistic approach home decoration techniques paint surfaces sand wood define set painting methods types of wood collaborate with technical experts on artworks confer on artwork study artistic techniques stain wood paint decorative designs develop artistic project budgets create 2d painting