Author Archives: Patty Craft

It’s Here—Tips from the Pros to Paint Better Landscapes

It’s here! The Winter 2016 issue of Acrylic Artist is available now, and it features Brian LaSaga. He will help you paint better landscapes. Plus,16 more of today’s best working acrylic artists round out the issue. Each artist shares tips and techniques they successfully use in their work. Tips including how to paint...

Truth Be Told by acrylic artist, Wyanne

Just Do It: Get the Business Out of the Way to Paint Better

“I’m an artist, not a businessperson,” said no successful creative ever. Let’s just agree on this truth: In today’s DIY world we have to be both an artist and a businesswoman (or man), because the times have changed. Balancing our creative abilities with the business of art can be a challenge...

Karen Yee, Acrylic Artist

Evidence of the Healing Power of Art: Karen Yee

Karen Yee passed away over the weekend after a 13-year battle with an aggressive form of cancer. Her husband, Richard, said it best on the announcement he posted on Karen’s FB page: “She fought a brave, fierce and remarkable battle for over 13 years with one of the most aggressive and...

How to Tone a Canvas With Acrylic Medium

In the summer issue of Acrylic Artist, Filomena Booth shares the story of how her Plan B turned into her life’s passion for painting when she was denied her first choice of college coursework. That “disappointment” taught Booth early on that trusting her intuition (that she needed a Plan B, just...

Acrylic Landscape Paintings that Transport the Viewer

Hugh Greer has amassed more than 50 years of trial-and-error experimentation with acrylic paints, and his experience has brought him to a place where he combines his drawing and compositional skills with expert knowledge on acrylics to create lush, inviting works. The summer 2015 issue of Acrylic Artist features 14 stunning paintings, and...

In Search of the Perfect Still Life Setup

For Elaine Twiss, finding the perfect still life setup is a long process. She spends quite a bit of time at flea markets and on eBay in search of objects that inspire her. Though she’s passionate about discovering “found” objects, Twiss is not a pack rat. Some objects she secures for her...