Artist Chris Cozen is back with an insightful explanation of how she uses acrylic glazes to transform abstract shapes into serene compositions.
Let’s face it. Bodypainting is fun. It’s fun to be the one holding the brush as well as to be the "canvas." I know. I’ve done both.
With 40 years of painting and teaching under his belt, Dean Nimmer has recently come out with a book that speaks to those of us who look at things a little more deeply than some. Creating Abstract Art: Ideas and Inspirations for Passionate Art-Making, includes exercises on abstract art for beginners (and those with...
If you were strolling along a river or canal in France on a lovely evening, you may have passed a landscape artist who was painting water--still, peaceful water. Ian Potts, who painted en plein air, found that watercolor best suited his needs, rather than oil.
With Johannes Vloothuis guiding the way, thousands of artists from around the world have learned how to paint. His teaching methods are geared toward those who are new to painting (maybe you or someone you know) and to those who are experienced. Starting as a mentor on WetCanvas.com, he now has instructional DVDs and...
Zentangle vs. Doodling: artist and author Trish Reinhart explains the difference.
Portrait artist Luana Luconi Winner knows the importance of capturing the uniqueness of one’s eyes, and how to do so with realism. Learn her techniques for drawing eyes here.
After interviewing Alain Picard during his stay in Cincinnati while he was filming three new DVDs on how to paint light, I’ve been, well, enlightened. Here’s a little glimpse at what he had to say about how light inspires him.
“Just as we can look deep within a ruby so can we look deep within a skillful glaze.” This comes from Michael Wilcox, the author of a gorgeous book simply titled, Glazing. The following is an excerpt that gives a historical account of this oil painting technique. Also included below is “Texture and Glazing,” a close-up...
Discover the groundbreaking art movement simply titled Women Painting Women.
The settings that George James creates are familiar and the arrangements are casual—studios, cafes, gardens—all familiar haunts of a painter. In this free excerpt from "Floating and in Flux" by Ruth K. Meyer in the January/February 2012 issue of The Artist's Magazine, James shares his technique in a step-by-step demonstration.