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Drawing and Visual Trickery | Meet Brent Eviston

A successful drawing requires the artist to leave behind the names and often meanings of familiar objects and places. Instead the artist sees a collection of shapes, relationships and values. I had glimpsed the world as pure, elemental form and for a moment I had difficulty shifting back to seeing things as I always...

Watercolor techniques | Johannes Vloothuis, ArtistsNetwork.com

Watercolor Techniques: Controlling the Paint

What separates watercolor from the other opaque mediums is the brilliance and the amount of light the painting has. I would even take the liberty to say that the overall painting seems to be one value lighter. You can place a watercolor on a wall and you really don’t need gallery lights, whereas with...

Still life painting by Jane Jones | ArtistsNetwork.com

Painting the Illusion of Light, Part 3: Still Life Painting

The following is Part 3 of a series of guest blog posts on still life painting from expert painter Jane Jones, who often contributes to The Artist’s Magazine (read her feature articles here). Part 3: Painting the Illusion of Light in a Still Life Painting by Jane Jones  When you’re trying to create the illusion...

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Plein Air Profile | Artist Kevin Macpherson

The following is a guest blog post by Cindy Salaski, author of Oil Painting with the Masters: Essential Techniques from Today’s Top Artists. Here, she profiles Kevin Macpherson, who teaches readers how to create a dynamic landscape painting by using bold brushstrokes in Oil Painting with the Masters. Kevin Macpherson majored in illustration at Northern...