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Oil Painting Techniques: Landscape Painting

Love to create landscape paintings? Want to learn oil painting techniques? Brian Keeler is here to help! With his keen knowledge of art history; his years painting in oil, pastel, watercolor and acrylic; and his passion for all styles of art, especially realistic landscapes, Brian is your guide to step-by-step demonstrations on how to...

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Pastel Techniques & Oil Painting Tips from Stephanie Birdsall

Stephanie Birdsall brings you pastel tips and oil painting techniques in her 3 art instruction videos so you can have beautiful results as you learn how to paint flowers and tips for landscape painting. Trained in art formally in England, and then under the tutelage of Richard Schmid and the Putney Painters, among others,...

Top 10 Art Technique Videos

Top 10 Art Technique Videos

For the artist on everyone’s holiday gift list, including your own, here are our Top 10 Art Technique Videos to instruct and inspire.   Nancy Reyner’s Acrylic Revolution Painting Realistic Landscapes in Pastel: Skies with Liz Haywood-Sullivan How to Paint Skin Tones in Oil with Chris Saper Encaustic Techniques with Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch Three...

Stephen Quiller Painting Workshop

Watercolor & Acrylic Lessons from Stephen Quiller

Learn how to paint acrylic on aquaboard Lessons on brushwork and other acrylic and watercolor painting techniques Color-mixing techniques Enter a Watermedia Wonderland! “I love watermedia. I love that spiritual quality–the way that paint hits the paper when it’s wet, and it moves.” –Stephen Quiller Stephen Quiller has a way with paint–whether in acrylic...

Drawing & Painting Trees in the Landscape

Draw & Paint Trees in Watercolor, Pen & Ink

  Drawing & Painting Trees in the Landscape by Claudia Nice Best-selling North Light Books author and artist, Claudia Nice–well-known for her realistic paintings and friendly instruction–brings her amazingly realistic painting techniques back to North Light with her new book on Drawing & Painting Trees in the Landscape. As a beginning artist who had...

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Jen’s Picks: Art Instruction Value Packs

All you need in Art Instruction is just a click away! NorthLightShop.com has just compiled all the best art instruction books and videos together by author and medium, so that now you can save even more money! Designed to give you everything you need in one place, NorthLightShop.com’s Art Value Packs are like taking...

The Drawing Bible

Jen’s Picks: The Drawing Bible

Essential Drawing Instruction–Back by Popular Demand! The Drawing Bible By Craig Nelson A complete guide to drawing, The Drawing Bible leads you through the basics of materials and mediums, to exercises on line and tone, perspective and proportion and composition and design. Then take all the drawing techniques you’ve learned and use your pencils...

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Jen’s Picks: Watercolor Inspirations

Splash 12 The Best of Watercolor Celebrating Artistic Vision By Rachel Rubin Wolf The Splash series has earned a reputation as one of the premier showcases of contemporary watercolor. Year after year, artists and art enthusiasts look forward to its big, beautiful images, innovative approaches and insightful commentary. With a special focus on artistic...

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Creating Textures in Colored Pencil

Gary Greene is a long-time favorite of North Light Book readers and colored pencil artists everywhere. Known for his super-realistic style, Gary uses colored pencils to paint just about every subject you can imagine–still life, portraits, flowers, land and seascapes…. North Light Books brings his indepth instruction to you now with the 15th Anniversary...

Notes from North Light: Your A to Z Guide to Watercolor

A strong drawing will allow you to paint loose while still retaining a good likeness. Follow along with this advice for painting people from Grant Fuller’s Watercolor A to Z: 1. Draw from reference, checking your proportions. 2. Wash the figure and background together, leaving areas of white paper for the lightest lights. 3....