Author Archives: Vanessa Wieland

Creative Painting Techniques

Creative Painting Techniques with Abstract Art

Painting Techniques for Creative Inspiration Great creative to get out of a rut with your artwork. Get inspired to paint with Nita Leland’s handy drawing and painting tips to expand your artistic boundaries and achieve successful paintings. Creative Art Class with Nita Leland will teach you all the painting techniques you...

Oil Painting Techniques

Landscape Painting Techniques in Water-Miscible Oils

Learn Landscape Painting Techniques in Oil If you want to try your hand at working in oils, why not try water-mixable oils? Use them to try out landscape painting techniques in Water-Mixable Oils with Michael Sanders. Michael starts this video with color wheel exercises to practice brushwork and how to mix...

Landscape Painting

Landscape Painting: Watercolor Unleashed

Summer might just be starting for many of us, but when it comes to painting landscapes, there’s no time like the present for painting fall foliage. When summer temperatures hit their highs, there will be days when I’ll be dreaming of crisp autumn leaves and long hikes through the woods without...

Acrylic Painting Techniques: Encaustic

Acrylic Painting Techniques for Encaustic Effects

Acrylic Painting Techniques for Encaustic Effects It’s hard to imagine a better medium than acrylic for painting abstract art, especially given all the effects you can get by adding in various mediums and texture products. Patti Brady scratches the surface (amid other painting techniques) of all the possibilities, exploring several exercises...

Watercolor Painting Techniques: How to Paint Flowers

Watercolor Painting: Within the Flower

“Nobody sees a flower, really; it is so small. We haven’t time — and to see takes time like to have a friend takes time. If I could paint the flower exactly as I see it, no one would see what I see because I would paint it small, like the flower...

Raynes Drawing Faces

Drawing Faces and Painting Portraits

Drawing Faces and Features Every face is different, which makes portraiture particularly challenging. However, it doesn’t require inherent talent with a sprinkling of magic to pull off a good likeness; painting and drawing faces just takes a bit of practice and a few tried and true portrait drawing techniques. Learn how...

Abstract Art and Watercolor Painting on YUPO®

Abstract Art in Watercolor An unusual surface can lead to some amazing abstract art, especially when that surface is YUPO®. Watercolors may not seem, at first glance, to be the ideal pairing for a synthetic surface, but in Watercolor Painting on YUPO®, Mark Mehaffey introduces his methods for painting stunning nonrepresentational...

How to Paint Dramatic Light with Patrick Howe

Paint Dramatic Light Whenever I talk to artists, I find that they always have one thing in common, no matter what their subject or medium is: they talk about painting the light. How the light falls on your subject, whether you’re painting a landscape or a still life, determines the depth...

Oil Painting for Beginners: Landscape Elements

Oil Painting for Beginners While I know that there are as many forms of art as there are artists, whenever I hear the word ART, the first thing I think of is oil painting, probably because I associate it with the masters. Oil painting brings to mind art museums and palettes...

Textures Using Colored Pencil Techniques

Get Great Texture with the Right Colored Pencil Techniques It is my not-so-humble opinion that colored pencil is such an underrated medium, given how easy they are to work with. They’re easily portable, don’t make a lot of mess, and so versatile to work with, given that they can stand on their...

How to Paint skin tones

Get Great Skin Tones in Any Medium

Great Skin Tones Learning how to paint a figure or a portrait isn’t just about getting the proportions and features right, it’s about capturing the coloring of the person you’re drawing, and it’s just one of the many things that makes a person unique. Even doing a portrait of one person...