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.
All mediums can be easily corrected, except watercolor. Here are some new watercolor tips from Johannes Vloothuis.
Jean Pederson reports on the 2016 Fabriano in Aquarello, a celebration of watercolour art.
If you’re new to portraits, there are a couple of things to keep in mind when sketching faces.
Images are the native language of the imagination. This is why most people don’t dream in text. Making images is not only an art, but a visual form of communication that is as rich and as complex as written language.
Making a good painting is hard work, and requires a lot of energy. Managing your energy is important because the more you have, the better the work will be.
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...
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...
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...