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Creating Abstract Art: 6 Key Elements of Success | The Divide

6 Key Elements to Abstract Art Success

Every piece of art has it’s own vocabulary, a visual vocabulary that give it structure and interest. This vocabulary is made up of six basic elements: Line, Texture, Shape, Form, Color, and Value. Whether you do abstract art, non-objective, or even realistic, you’ll find at least one, if not more, of these elements at...

Painting Realistic Landscapes in Pastel: Water & Reflections with Liz Haywood-Sullivan

Paint Layers of Transparency with Pastel

Painting water is a complicated subject, probably more so than any other landscape subject. It requires the most planning of all the landscape elements. If you slow down and observe, you’ll find that you start to see what is really there, and not just what you think you see. (HINT: Water is not always blue.)...

Acrylic Painting Color Essentials with Chris Cozen Floral Painting

Acrylic Color Essentials from Chris Cozen

If you are just getting started with acrylic painting, there are some color essentials you’ll want to know to be successful. Acrylic artist and GOLDEN Paints workshop instructor, Chris Cozen, shares the most important things you’ll want to know about acrylic color in her new art workshop video, Exploring Acrylic: 10 Color Essentials.  Watch this video...

Painting Cascading Water in Watercolor by Julie Gilbert Pollard

The Anatomy of Cascading Water

Everyone loves the whimsy of water in a bubbling brook as it runs over rocks and cascades into little waterfalls of frothy foam. Artist and author, Julie Gilbert Pollard is no different; painting water moves her artistic soul and is one of her favorite subjects to paint in watercolor, oil, or acrylic. To capture...

Pastel Painting Demonstration by Desmond O'Hagan

Capture the Romance of Light & Color in Pastel

Painting light and color has never been this beautiful! As a painter of pastel and oils, artist Desmond O’Hagan loves the variety of options when working with pastels–with so many colors to choose from, pastel is the perfect choice for painting light and color. Balancing warm against cool, light against dark, and intense against...

Still Life Painting with Richard Robinson

Improve Your Painting with Still Lifes

Get back to basics with a still life painting! Still life paintings allow you to take your time to focus on light and shadow, values, color, and shapes in a controlled atmosphere. Setup a Simple Still Life A great still life begins with the setup. Follow Richard Robinson’s tips for setting up a simple still life....

Landscape painting from photos with Johannes Vlothuis

Paint Along 31: Combine Photos for Better Artistic Narratives | LIVE with Johannes Vloothuis

TIME: 1:00 to 5:00 PM EST DATES: 3 Saturdays: February 4, 11 and 18 WHERE: From the comfort of your home You do not have to attend the sessions live. Everything gets recorded and can be downloaded at no extra cost. Register for the Paint Along 31: Combine Photo References to Create Better Artistic Narratives Live online workshop...

Paint this winter landscape painting in pastel

What Is the Value of Snow?

Capturing the blustery winter mood in pastel is as delicate and delightful as snowflakes themselves! Follow along with pastelist Liz Haywood-Sullivan as she completes a winter landscape painting with light layers of pastel on a black paper surface.