Author Archives: Cherie Ilg Haas, Senior Online Editor

About Cherie Ilg Haas, Senior Online Editor

Cherie I'm passionate about the arts and thrive on connecting artists with resources that inform and inspire. Prior to becoming the online editor for ArtistsNetwork.com and Cloth Paper Scissors, I was an associate editor for The Artist’s Magazine.

Best brushes for oil painting | ArtistsNetwork.com

Oil Painting Basics: Brushes 101

There’s no need for beginners to be intimidated by oil painting, especially when you have the basics laid out for you from an artist such as Julie Gilbert Pollard. Following is her overview of some of the materials you’ll need, including brushes for oil painting and tips for cleaning them. Brushes For Oil Painting...

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Q&A: What Can You Use Acrylic Paint On?

You already know that there’s a plethora of techniques for using acrylic paint. The medium has to go onto something, though, and so it’s no surprise that one common question is: “What can you use acrylic paint on?” Never fear–as always, we have the answers for you. Michael Skalka addresses this in the newest...

Gesture drawing poses | Jon deMartin, ArtistsNetwork.com

Improve Your Figure—With Gesture Drawings

The practice of gesture drawing is an important part of understanding the figure and its ability to create interesting shapes from limitless motions. Jon deMartin, author of Drawing Atelier: The Figure, offers guidance on this in the following excerpt. Gesture Drawing: Finding the Gesture and Orienting Forms by Jon deMartin The figure’s line of...