Announcing a brand new series of art videos from Winsor & Newton!
Over the past decade, computer technology has allowed artists to use software to produce painterly quality digital manipulations of any given reference photo. Although I admit some advances have been made, I still feel that they fall short of human-quality artwork. I believe the soul of the artist cannot be overridden by computers. I...
Tips for successful portraits: Lee Hammond explains what to avoid when using a photo reference for painting people and pets.
Learn how you can use colored pencil and pastel together for drawing realistic birds and butterflies.
This tutorial will deal with the comparisons of hot pressed, cold pressed and rough watercolor paper. To begin with the usage of the term “paper” is a misnomer. In a way this term devalues the price for watercolor paintings in galleries. It suggests the surface is not permanent because the image is painted on...
Johannes Vloothuis offers a simple tip for painting objects in motion, including a tip on how to paint birds.
“How do you know when a painting is finished?” Johannes Vloothuis answers this question on painting for beginners.
A profile on artist George Gallo: His attraction to, departure from, and return to oil painting. Gallo is featured in "Oil Painting with the Masters."
Johannes Vloothuis uses a variety of landscape painting examples to demonstrate how to effectively use a photo reference.
What is gesso, and why would you use it? Abstract artist and author Jo Toye explains the benefits here.
Are cheap canvases worth the savings? Johannes Vloothuis addresses this and more as he compares linen and cotton canvases and how to prepare them for painting.