In his 40-plus years of experience painting the landscape, Richard McKinley has hauled his painting gear uphill, downhill, through woods, over fences, along roadsides and everywhere in between to capture the essence of a scene en plein air in pastel or oil. He has been to locations far and wide to conduct this artistic...
Water is one of the most sought-out subjects in paintings. In this tutorial you will learn some valuable pointers on painting water reflections.
An excerpt from Ron Hazell's "The Artist's Guide to Painting Water in Watercolor," on creating a value study.
It's reassuring to hear the words of someone like watercolor artist Milford Zornes (1908-2008), in the interview he did with Sylvia Megerdichian and Bill Anderson for The Artist's Magazine on the eve of his 100th birthday. He helps us all see truths that are easy to overlook.
Hot off the press (or hot off whatever machine makes a DVD) come three brand-new videos with portrait and figure artist Mario Robinson. Robinson is a versatile artist who works in a variety of media, including oil, watercolor and—yay!—pastel.
In the newest issue of Acrylic Artist, Darlene Olivia and Sandra Duran Wilson explain more: “Glazing is an additive process that adds depth and interest to your acrylic surface, and is especially effective when applied over textures and mixed-media materials.
Last week I had the honor of being appointed Artist in Residence for the Rookery Bay Research Reserve. What started out four years ago as a “please let me rent a room to teach” request, has become a full program that I can develop.
If you’re chomping at the bit (yes, I said it) to draw a realistic horse, it takes practice, as well as an understanding of the bone and muscle structure that lies beneath its coarse hair. With that in mind, here’s a mini-demo on how to draw a horse’s head.
To me, figure drawings are beautiful because they're timeless. It could be a person from any century, any country in the world, and yet I can relate to his or her humanity. "Anyone can become an expert at figure drawing after one year of study and practice, if s/he just follows a specific sequence...
At the same time that we are celebrating the results of the 16th Annual Pastel 100 Competition in the special "showcase" edition of Pastel Journal (April 2015), we are also pleased to announce the details and Call for Entries for the next 17th Annual Pastel 100 Competition. We are so thrilled to present such...
Johannes Vloothuis addresses the challenges artists face when they want to paint waterfalls. Read his tips for painting water, and see an expert example here.