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How to Paint Oil Portraits

Oil Painting: Portraits in Cool Light with Chris Saper

How to Paint Portraits Portrait painting is popular for a reason, and it’s tough to argue with the classics. Even in the age of the selfie stick and easy access to cameras, we’re drawn to formal portraiture; not only because we want the ability to control how we’re presented to the world, but because...

How to Paint Water

Learn How to Paint Water in Watercolor: 3 Demos

A Mesmerizing Subject Water is always changing, always different. It can act as a mirror, reflecting its surroundings back at us, or it can be opaque and impossible to read; it can be calm or whipped up by weather, deep or shallow, sometimes it moves, sometimes it’s still. It flows through our literature, adding...

Abstract Art Techniques

Beyond Realism with Abstract Art Composition

Question Reality in the Name of Abstract Art When I was a teenager, I saw a bumper sticker that said, “Question Reality.” I found that idea intriguing, if somewhat baffling. But as an avid reader and artist, I associated the concept with my favorite forms of escapism, because that’s what artists and writers do...

Learn how to draw faces in 5 minute studies!

Learn How to Draw Faces in 5 Minutes

How to Draw Faces While drawing faces can be terrifying for beginning artists to approach, though there are few subjects that are more compelling than the features of a loved one. How many of us have itched to capture the cuteness of a young family member before their joy and wonder at the world...

How to Paint Trees

How to Paint Trees in Watercolor, Pen & Ink

How to Paint Trees The beauty of painting trees is that, like faces and snowflakes, every one of them is different. It’s no wonder then, that the approach to painting trees is different for every artist and in every medium. But when it comes to learning how to paint trees using watercolor and pen...

Painting Flowers in Watercolor

Painting Flowers in Watercolor Art

Let’s face it: some days are better than others. But on days that seem a bit stressful or dreary, why not loosen up by painting flowers in watercolor? Cheer yourself up with the painting techniques and great composition tips of Charles Reid. Reid’s video, Painting Flowers in Watercolor, part 1, covers the basics for...

How to Paint Water

Making Waves in Watercolor Art

Put the Water in Watercolor Art Why not use a water medium to paint water? It just seems logical! You can get stunning results for painting seascapes with these painting techniques for creating different types of moving water: gentle waves, rolling waves, water crashing on rocks and rolling over wet sand, with Grant Fuller...

Creative Painting Techniques

Creative Painting Techniques with Abstract Art

Painting Techniques for Creative Inspiration Great creative to get out of a rut with your artwork. Get inspired to paint with Nita Leland’s handy drawing and painting tips to expand your artistic boundaries and achieve successful paintings. Creative Art Class with Nita Leland will teach you all the painting techniques you need to develop...

Learn to Draw Perspective

Put Things Into Perspective! Learn to Draw

I just got back from a much needed week of vacation on Hilton Head island. The trip did me a world of good; not only did I get to relax and spend time with family, I got a chance to step away from my regular life and look at it (or ignore it completely) from...

Pollard White Flowers

Color Mixing to get Great Whites

White Isn’t Always White One of the mistakes even experienced artists make is to assume that white is actually white. What else would it be? But the white of a shadow on a flower is vastly different from the white of the sun hitting fresh snow, and the mind has a way of interpreting what...

Oil Painting Techniques

Landscape Painting Techniques in Water-Miscible Oils

Learn Landscape Painting Techniques in Oil If you want to try your hand at working in oils, why not try water-mixable oils? Use them to try out landscape painting techniques in Water-Mixable Oils with Michael Sanders. Michael starts this video with color wheel exercises to practice brushwork and how to mix and manipulate your...