Sheldon Tapley tackles art business questions, such as the originality of art and the variety of art school options.
When you have an idea for a new work of art, it can be tempting to want to let every aspect of it shine forth, providing a buffet of textures for the eyes to behold. But sometimes it’s best to choose a smaller set of details for the limelight.
Terri Ford attributes the richness of her pastel colors to her loose, tonal underpainting. She demonstrates her underpainting process with a plein air pastel landscape.
When Dan Marshall began working with watercolors, he was immediately taken by the sensitivity of the medium and the atmospheric effects he could achieve in his watercolor landscapes. They feature a broad panning sweep; the compositional staging is highly stylized, abstract and near-cinematic. View a gallery of them here.
Bill Hook reveals the uncommon beauty in urban structures through watercolor painting, filling his work with images of grain elevators, bascule bridges and structures made of concrete, rivets and steel.
Marc Taro Holmes, who has made a career out of urban sketching, has found a solution to capturing panoramic views and he’s here to share it with you.
Get inspired with artists who are known for painting cityscapes, and discover tried-and-true tips from John A. Parks!
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.
Colored pencil artist Gary Greene demonstrates how to render an orchid step by step, using underpainting with solvents and burnishing.
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.