Colored Pencil Explorations by Janie Gildow

How to Use Water-Soluble Colored Pencils

Water-soluble colored pencils are a wonderful tool for easy and colorful backgrounds. In this demonstration of a yellow lily, artist Kristy A. Kutch shows us how to combine colored pencil techniques with an old tooth brush and masking film to create rich, simple backgrounds for our flower subjects. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————- How to Draw a Lily...

How to Paint Trees

How to Paint Trees in Watercolor, Pen & Ink

How to Paint Trees The beauty of painting trees is that, like faces and snowflakes, every one of them is different. It’s no wonder then, that the approach to painting trees is different for every artist and in every medium. But when it comes to learning how to paint trees using watercolor and pen...

Oil Painting Techniques

Landscape Painting Techniques in Water-Miscible Oils

Learn Landscape Painting Techniques in Oil If you want to try your hand at working in oils, why not try water-mixable oils? Use them to try out landscape painting techniques in Water-Mixable Oils with Michael Sanders. Michael starts this video with color wheel exercises to practice brushwork and how to mix and manipulate your...

Abstract Art and Watercolor Painting on YUPO®

Abstract Art in Watercolor An unusual surface can lead to some amazing abstract art, especially when that surface is YUPO®. Watercolors may not seem, at first glance, to be the ideal pairing for a synthetic surface, but in Watercolor Painting on YUPO®, Mark Mehaffey introduces his methods for painting stunning nonrepresentational art that demonstrates...

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Textures Using Colored Pencil Techniques

Get Great Texture with the Right Colored Pencil Techniques It is my not-so-humble opinion that colored pencil is such an underrated medium, given how easy they are to work with. They’re easily portable, don’t make a lot of mess, and so versatile to work with, given that they can stand on their own or be...

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...