Landscape Art: Oil Painting Tips

Landscape Art: Oil Painting Tips for Beginners

I love new year’s resolutions, and as I start thinking about the ones that I’m going to tackle for 2015 (and what art supplies to put on my Christmas wish lists), I’m turning my focus toward trying out new mediums. I love my acrylics, but I’m a big believer in branching out, and after...


How to Paint Gardens in Pastel: Impressionist Landscape Art

Learn How to Paint Gardens in Pastel Pastels are great for creating Impressionistic landscape art, reminiscent of Monet’s garden pictures. If you’re a fan of the Impressionist style, which is characterized by an emphasis on visual strokes and light and shadow, and want to learn some of the pastel painting techniques for creating a...


Touchable Textures in Colored Pencil

In colored pencil, underpainting involves first tinting the paper surface with the subject’s light, underlying color. To do this, you apply solvent or water. This is a technique that doesn’t destroy the tooth of the paper, so you can create, with subsequent layers in colored pencil, visually tactile textures and other effects—from the illusion...

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Oil Pastel Techniques: Start Painting With Oil Pastels

Curious about learning a few oil pastel techniques? In this FREE download from The Artist’s Magazine’s Mediapedia (an encyclopedia of art media) and a bonus article, you’ll learn the basics of painting with oil pastels. Mediapedia: Oil Pastels by Greg Albert includes FAQs about this medium, must-have tools, safety and cleanup methods, an explanation...


Painting Surfaces for Pastel | The New Kids

Pastel is unique among fine art media, because it doesn't have an inherent binder to hold it onto a surface like all other forms of painting. This difference is one of the reasons it gets classified as a drawing medium in some circles. Pastelists, though, most often associate their intent with the act of...


Sealing Oil Pastels

Is there a way to seal or coat an oil pastel painting so that you can hang it without need for glass? Find out in this "Ask the Experts" from The Artist's Magazine.