Author Archives: Cherie Haas, Online Editor

watercolor landscape painting

A Need to Paint

Rex and Susan Beanland are retired teachers whose paths of sharing knowledge didn’t end, but rather began anew once they left the classrooms. For that’s when they took their combined love of art and desire to teach to start producing videos by artists, for artists, on how to paint. Read about their vision for...

abstract acrylic painting by Tesia Blackburn

Art, Passion, and How to Be the Artist You Are

There are times when we compare ourselves to others, when we’re unsatisfied with our work, when we question why we’re even doing it to begin with. It’s human nature. But there’s one thing that can keep artists from giving up, from putting away their tools of the trade and succumbing to the average life of...

Watercolor-Bible-Cat-demo-1

A Fat Cat, Ethnic Bread, and Watercolor

When The Watercolor Bible by Joe Garcia landed on my desk, I wondered if it could possibly include everything that a beginning artist needs to know about using watercolor. After reviewing it, I can tell you that I believe it does. Garcia covers basic materials, composition, drawing techniques, watercolor properties, color, and special effects....