Wilson Bickford says that utilizing color is what brings joy to his painting experience. Here he explains the basic concepts of color theory.
Capturing the light falling on a subject is a challenge that artists have sought out for centuries. In order to convey the mood and atmosphere of light in the medium of pastel,we must learn how color communicates light’s temperature, and select our pigments accordingly.
My winter may be very different from your winter, depending on your climate, but I think there’s one thing we have in common--when the season comes to mind, so does the magic and beauty of snow. Janet Nunn, featured inWatercolor Artist magazine, says that because she lives on a mountain where snow is not...
Impressionist artist George Gallo wants you to learn not how to paint like him, but how to “paint like you.” Because Gallo has so much painting advice to offer, I’ve invited him to share his thoughts on Impressionist painting and art in general.
Sandra Angelo explains how to draw flowers and choose the best photo reference so you can have a strong start on your own flower drawing.
Experimenting and practicing are elements that can’t be ignored. Lucky for us, though, Chris Saper shares her results and methods in Classic Portrait Painting in Oils: Keys to Mastering Diverse Skin Tones. Here's a peek at what she has to say.
Brad Lethaby, a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine’s Annual Art Competition, gives us the story behind his oil painting, Bentley, Profile of a Pig.
Read my exclusive interview with colored pencil artist Kristy Ann Kutch, who has taught more than 200 workshops, is a published author and has 3 new DVDs.
George Gallo gives oil painting instructions in his new book, of which he says, “The point isn’t for you to learn to paint like me, but for you to learn to paint like you.”
Judith Fairly takes you into the abstract paintings of Katherine Chang Liu, who strives for--and achieves--balance in her art, in this excerpt from Acrylic Artist magazine.
"There is a spontaneity that happens when I work with a live model as opposed to working from a still photo." Read more from portrait artist Brian Smith.