What is a focal point in art? Learn what it is and how to make a strong focal point with this painting advice from Johannes Vloothuis.
Pete Scully said that when he discovered the growing trend of sharing urban sketches with other artists online, his passion for drawing was reignited, and so began the birth of this book that’s guaranteed to inspire others.
Kristy Gordon will teach you how to use both abstract and realism in your next painting with this useful step by step guide to painting in oil and acrylic.
Enhance the illusion of form and depth in your still life paintings by hardening and softening edges. Michael Chesley Johnson explains how in a step-by-step demonstration.
One of the great advantages of oil paint, beyond its inherent richness of value and color depth due the pigment's suspension in oil, is the ability to apply it thickly--to create an impasto surface effect. The term impasto originates from the Italian word pasta, which means "paste." When associated to painting, it signifies a...
I have to admit that I was too distracted by the masterfully rendered life drawings of Rob Liberace to at first pay attention to the medium that he uses to create figures with a reddish tint.
Richard McKinley explains pastel techniques for painting skies in this "Pastel Pointers" blog post.
Learn how to draw a dimensional still life drawing in charcoal step by step with Juliette Aristides. Make the most of soft and hard edges and contours.
In this excerpt from "Painted Blossoms," Iris Scott explains a fun and experimental way to master the art of mixing color for successful paintings.
Kevin Kelly paints a 48x80 canvas with acrylic, and shows, step by step, how he does it in this demonstration full of acrylic painting tips.
Can you add a little vodka to your paint so that it doesn’t freeze when you’re urban sketching and painting en plein air? Find out here.