Sometimes I have a really hard time focusing on my job. Like this morning…I set out to write about Nancy Reyner’s Acrylic Revolution, which is on sale. First I wanted to get my hands on a copy, so I asked around the office to see where I could find one. Moments later, a colleague...
Simplify form and build composition with large brushstrokes. Karen O’Neil shows you how in this free demonstration from the April 2011 issue of The Artist’s Magazine.
Do you love Monet, Degas, impasto and lively color? Us too! Here are four painting prompts to inspire the artists who are enamored with Impressionism.
Principles of Linear Perspective with Mark and Mary Willenbrink Both magicians and artists entertain with illusions. Magician use smoke, mirrors and other props. The artist must rely on a flat two-dimensional surface to imply an illusion of visual depth and convince the viewer that a scene is three dimensional. One of the ways visual...
Discover seven emerging pastel artists whose skills got them on our radar. See their work right now for inspiration for your next pastel.
When we say pastel prompt in one color, we mean discover the power of monochrome. This exercise helps you see how color and value relate.
Using simple drawing prompts mean your hand-eye skills get warmed up and your imagination gets "warmed up" too. Use our best exercises to start you off!
Summer is coming! Every studio-centric artist wants to dabble in the outdoors now. Here's what to look for in plein air easels on your way out the door!
Neighborhood scenes have been the main focus of Nina Davidowitz’s artwork for nearly 15 years.
Modern Oil Painting Needs an Old Master’s Boost: Glazing “Just as we can look deep within a ruby so can we look deep within a skillful glaze.” Powerful words from Michael Wilcox but he knows that of which he speaks–and delivers! The author of a gorgeous book simply titled, Glazing, Wilcox offered us this excerpt that gives...
Here are four tips for artists on how you can manipulate aerial perspective and linear perspective to accentuate depth in a painting.