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.
The environment we experience influences our creative process. When we experience variations in lighting, colors on the walls, different smells, and different types of sounds, they evoke different feelings within us and in turn these sensory experiences invade our creative process. The sensory effects of music affects our painting process; I distinctly see how music plays out...
A landscape painting tutorial from Johannes Vloothuis: How to make foregrounds with exciting visual paths that will usher your viewer to explore your painting.
In this free Artists Network Online Event with Tiffany Lovering, you will get a preview into her world of tangling. With everything Tiffany is tangling, you too will go manic for Mandalas. Register today!
Johannes Vloothuis offers tips for painting snow with warm colors to create a painting that viewers will love.
When painting buildings, you'll be faced with a challenge: edges. Johannes Vloothuis for dealing with edges in landscape paintings.
Learn the difference between DSLR and point-and-shoot cameras, and the benefits of both for artists who combine photography and fine art.
Painting subjects with buildings is one the most popular themes for artists. Humans readily identify themselves with man-made structures because it is part of their environment, like a nest to birds. Some artists make a living painting scenes solely with buildings. For me, they have always been the best-selling paintings.