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Oil Painting: How To Become a Master

If you’re like me, and you haven’t reached that “wow” moment yet, then I encourage you to keep working hard until you do. Once you reach it, the feeling you experience will be one of the most joyous of your life. I know. I’ve experienced that feeling, that strong sense of achievement, with my...

Basic color theory, acrylic painting by Patti Mollica

Kick up the Color!

While I wouldn’t describe all of Patti Mollica’s paintings as quiet, I would say they’re humbly bold. She could use all the colors of the rainbow, but instead she goes in for the win by narrowing her choices, coming up with art that speaks volumes.

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It Was A Little Tacky | Painting Portraits

Mark Menendez is a portrait artist who has an incredible passion for teaching. I’m so pleased to share with you this Q&A we held recently. Make sure you read all the way through--you’ll get a kick out of a slight misunderstanding he had with a beautiful student, which he shares here.

Over Watkins landscape painting by Brian Keeler

Painting During the Golden Hour

It's no secret that Brian Keeler's landscape paintings are filled with stunning light. The sunsets in his work are quiet, and take us to a time and place where drivers wave to each other on the backroads, and folks sit on their front porches with glasses of sun tea as they watch the clouds...

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Preconceived Notions, and Three Ways to Learn Art

Recently we’ve been featuring many of our on-sale magazines, our newest books, and our art kits, but I wanted to make sure that you were also aware of the online instruction that ArtistsNetwork offers. It can be difficult to attend classes in person, and so streaming workshops may be an ideal option for you....