Are cheap canvases worth the savings? Johannes Vloothuis addresses this and more as he compares linen and cotton canvases and how to prepare them for painting.
Water is one of the most sought-out subjects in paintings. In this tutorial you will learn a few valuable pointers on painting water reflections.
Learn about the three types of watercolor paper (hot pressed, cold pressed and rough) and when to use each for the results you want in your paintings.
Over the past decade, computer technology has allowed artists to use software to produce painterly quality digital manipulations of any given reference photo. Although I admit some advances have been made, I still feel that they fall short of human-quality artwork. I believe the soul of the artist cannot be overridden...
Johannes Vloothuis offers a simple tip for painting objects in motion, including a tip on how to paint birds.
“How do you know when a painting is finished?” Johannes Vloothuis answers this question on painting for beginners.
Johannes Vloothuis uses a variety of landscape painting examples to demonstrate how to effectively use a photo reference.
All mediums can be easily corrected, except watercolor. Here are some new watercolor tips from Johannes Vloothuis.
What separates watercolor from the other opaque mediums is the brilliance and the amount of light the painting has. I would even take the liberty to say that the overall painting seems to be one value lighter. You can place a watercolor on a wall and you really don’t need gallery...
Watercolor artists who take their craft seriously will know the different classification of the paints and how to exploit them. In my last tutorial I indicated the differences in the watercolor paper. Now we will analyze what goes on the paper and how these pigments behave for watercolor painting. Classification of...