Author Archives: Vanessa Wieland

How to Paint Glass in Watercolor

Learn How to Paint Glass

Learn How to Paint Glass Glass is a study of contradictions. Both durable and terribly fragile at the same time, it’s often able to withstand heat but shatters when dropped; it can be perfectly clear and see-through, or cloudy and opaque, blocking out the light and distorting reflections. It is both...

Abstract Art: Negative Painting Techniques for Watercolorists

Try Negative Painting Techniques Now! Take a new approach to painting with these art lessons demonstrating negative painting techniques! In Painting Outside the Lines with Linda Kemp, learn how to paint around objects to define them using layers of color to create depth in your paintings. This process works great for...

How to Paint Flowers: Iris

Watercolor Art: How to Paint Flowers

Two Watercolor Art Lessons in One! Learn how to paint flowers using two different approaches to watercolor painting in this week’s Jen’s Picks, with Watercolor Quick and Easy with Joyce Faulknor: Flowers, where you’ll learn painting techniques for working dark to light (a unique approach for watercolor artists), and mix watercolors...

Landscape Painting Techniques: Sun and Shadow in Acrylic

Landscape Painting Techniques If you’re dreaming of summer fields full of flowers and trees covered in foliage, there’s no reason not to take matters into your own hands. Why not learn how to paint a landscape full of sun and shadow? With Mark Mehaffey’s Paint Acrylic Landscapes: Understanding Sun and Shadow,...

how to paint sunsets

How to Paint Sunsets in Watercolor: Painting Techniques

Learn how to Paint Sunsets One of the first rules my photography 101 instructor taught was that it’s very difficult to take a bad photograph at sunset. He was right, and for good reason: with warm natural light, great depth to your shadows, and beautiful colors, the effect is generally breathtaking,...

How to Draw a Dog in Pastel Pencil

How to Draw a Dog I admit it: I’m one of those people whose Facebook is filled with pictures of my dog. But she has so many expressions and habits that really show her personality that it’s hard not to want to post another, even as she’s looking at me with...

Onion in Pen and Ink

Pen Drawing Techniques: Create Textures in Ink

I often think of drawing and painting as two separate things, but in the reality of an artist, they overlap quite a bit. There are plenty of painters who will tell you that drawing is integral to their process. A painting starts life in sketches to determine composition, then a line...

Chinese Watercolor Painting: Techniques for Animals

If you love watercolor painting but want to try something a little different, why not mix it up with some Chinese inks and techniques? You can learn some new ways to add style to your work with Lian Quan Zhen’s Chinese Watercolor Techniques: Painting Animals. You’ll discover how to paint a...

Drawing for Beginners: How to Draw a Gatehouse

Happy new year! If your new year’s resolution involves learning to draw, start the year strong with the art lessons and drawing tutorials at ArtistsNetwork.tv and NorthLightShop.com. Learning a new skill can be overwhelming at first, especially as you try to figure out where to begin. In this case, we have...

Untangle your Creativity with Mindful Doodling!

Create Beautiful Doodle Art If your creativity feels all tied up in knots, that might actually be a good thing! Now is a great time to try your hand at doodle art with purpose, as we wrap up Doodle December. With a ton of new tangle patterns and projects, you’ll love...