Three factors contribute to the dramatic effect of a charcoal portrait by Diane Chilson.
Teasels and Berries (watercolor) is a lovely botanical painting that should inspire artists to explore this unusual and interesting genre.
You can learn a lot about handling color from a paper mosaic.
Enjoying the Sunlight (pastel) by Ida M. Glazier grabs the viewer’s eye for several reasons: good use of light and dark color contrast, a solid composition and excellent use of texture.
No matter how representational or realistic, a painting must be based on an underlying composition of interesting shapes, effective use of contrast, and a path for the eye.
Learn about an artist/instructor's two basic criteria for analyzing a painting.
How tonal values—like music—create a sense of movement.
Reaching beyond photorealism gives portraits more personality.
Greg Albert, our Art Clinic expert, explains the difference between the concepts of focal point and center of interest in a painting and how they can work together for a stronger work of art.
Try these tips for handling detail in your art.