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It’s Here—Tips from the Pros to Paint Better Landscapes

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...

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Painting Rocks in Oil by Albert Handell

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.

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Painting Knife Techniques

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.