What’s the difference between glazing, scumbling and washing for oil painting techniques? Find out in this Ask the Experts from The Artist's Magazine.
Discussing the obscure technique of “dusting” in last week’s blog post got me thinking about some of the other techniques of pastel application frequently used by artists. Due to the nature of pastel as a dry medium applied in a stick form, pastelists have had to learn to marry traditional drawing and wet painting...
The effect of scumbling with white is threefold.
From snowy evergreens to rigorous waterfalls, you’ll love accomplished artist Johannes Vloothuis' quick and simple acrylic painting techniques.
It’s here! The Winter 2016 issue of Acrylic Artist is available now, and it features Brian LaSaga. He will help you paint better landscapes. Plus,16 more of today’s best working acrylic artists round out the issue. Each artist shares tips and techniques they successfully use in their work. Tips including how to paint better landscapes, capture...
Painting rocks, for me, is, in part, a matter of contrasts and harmonized similarities. Contrasts can consist of lights and darks; large and smaller areas; and sharp edges, lost edges and all edges in-between. Then there are the textural contrasts of the paint itself.
This all-in-one guide provides beginners with some basic information on how to paint with acrylics including acrylic painting techniques and tools. Learn more with this handbook!
If you’ve ever spread frosting on a cake, you have an idea of the textural possibilities when using a painting knife to create an oil painting. Deborah-Quinn Munson explains how you can achieve a variety of effects, from the sweeping strokes to refined details.
Johannes Vloothis shares his expert recommendations to help you simplify your art composition.
Scumbling (a colored pencil technique) offers control and very smooth, even application where you don’t see any strokes. Learn more in this free article!
The aging subway emerges from layers of gloriously active watercolor in the watercolor painting of Joan Iaconetti. Follow along with her progressive stages of her piece, The Killer, here.