Seascapes are probably the easiest painting subject because the information is quite repetitive. Once you learn the anatomy of the waves, you can create many variances of them in different settings. In most cases the eye of the wave becomes the focal point. It is also important to establish an interesting visual “roller coaster”...
Improve your landscape art with these tips from Johannes Vloothuis. Today he discusses shape so that you can master drawing trees.
When a landscape painting has a specific mood, it's likely to be more successful. View a wide range of landscape art by Johannes Vloothuis here.
Johannes Vloothuis explains how to make the most of mixed media when combining pastel and watercolor.
Johannes Vloothuis explains the pros and cons of four art mediums, as well as the benefits of using mixed media with acrylic and oil.
Jon Shaw's current work, created with STAEDTLER pens and art markers, examines the decaying urban landscape of the city’s less-celebrated environments.
Compare the photo reference and final works of Johannes Vloothuis to learn how to make the most of your plein air painting.
Johannes Vloothuis explains the pitfalls - and their solutions - of painting en plein air in this guest blog post at ArtistsNetwork.com
Rivers and streams make excellent visual paths to draw the viewers in and lead them where you want. Because we crop out information for our paintings, how do we send a message to our viewers as to the size of the body of water?
Water is one of the most sought-out subjects in paintings. In this tutorial you will learn some valuable pointers on painting water reflections.
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.