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.
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.
This all-in-one guide provides beginners with some basic information on how to paint with acrylics, including painting techniques and tools.
It’s all fun and games to joke about being a procrastinator, but overthinking some things, such as how to paint a subject, can be a serious roadblock.
Acrylic Artist, the leading fine-art magazine on newsstands, features talented painters who have a keen ability to accurately reproduce natural elements and textures. Here, we’ll explore the ins and outs of painting realistic rust with insights and tips from acrylic artists Randy Van Dyck and Steve Wilda. Randy Van Dyck: Romanced by Rust The...
Discover an oil painting lesson from Brent Cotton, plus one of Brent’s art business tips, additional info on portraying intense light, and more.
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.