Top Art Techniques & Tips

Bring new life to your work with our wide selection of art demonstrations, techniques and tips. A new painting pointer, drawing trick or art tool might make the difference in your next still life or portrait. Now you can paint with knives or learn how to scumble. Art techniques can stretch across media, so whether you work with watercolor, oil, colored pencil or pastel you’ll find something to advance your art.

Adult Coloring: 5 Tips to Enhance Your Pages

Adult coloring books are all the rage right now. No longer an activity just for kids—coloring can be relaxing, meditative and a great way to get in touch with your creative side, especially for those who don’t have advanced artistic skills or a lot of free time on their hands. But what if you want to...

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Top 10 Oil Painting Tips from Johannes Vloothuis

A master painter and favorite art workshop instructor, Johannes Vloothuis teaches thousands of students how to paint with oil (among other mediums), so we asked him for his Top 10 Tips for Oil Painters. We think you’ll agree that these essential painting techniques should be in every artist’s tool kit. 1. Use Underpainting or Fast...

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10 Essential Watercolor Tips from Jane Blundell

Try these 10 watercolor tips when choosing and mixing colors and pigments for your palette: Choose colors you love. Some people add all sorts of pigments to their palettes because someone they admire loves them. If you don’t enjoy them yourself, they won’t get used. Choose colors that are useful alone and in mixes. For example,...

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Pouring Acrylic Paint, Tips and Tricks with Nancy Reyner

Contemporary acrylic paintings often showcase a wide variety of special effects. Many of those effects can be achieved by pouring acrylic paint. Pouring is a great way to smooth out unwanted texture, get marbleized effects, rich colored glazes, and add some fun to your painting process. Although pouring is a relatively simple technique, it...