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Top Art Techniques & Tips
Gary Greene shares his step-by-step wet-on-dry technique for creating Flower Power (water-soluble colored pencils and wax-based colored pencil on paper, 17¾x24), as seen in the August 2013 issue of Watercolor Artist.
In this excerpt from Stan Sperlak’s feature article “Into the Night” from The Artist’s Magazine (June 2013), Sperlak demonstrates how to complete a sunset landscape from start to finish. Scroll down to read this step-by-step demo, and learn how to portray with pastel the ethereal qualities of night.
Soon Warren has three new watercolor painting videos out that you’re going to love! Learn how to paint cherries in a glass bowl, koi fish in a rippling pond, and get great tips and techniques for creating great watercolor paintings. …
Using luminescent acrylic paints, Tom Bacher paints landscapes and portraits with spectacular lighting effects. He combines different brands of fluorescent and phosphorescent paints to achieve the look he wants for various elements in paintings that change in color and composition over time.
In last week’s blog post, I described the thumbnail/value sketches involved in the first part of a plein air painting process I refer to as “Field Sketch Painting.” Once these sketches are evaluated to see if the composition is worthwhile, it is time to start the pastel painting.
In this free excerpt from “Introducing the Airbrush” in The Artist’s Magazine (May 2013) by Daniel K. Tennant, he describes how to use a traditional brush, in combination with airbrush techniques, for a flawless finish in his still life painting.
Engaged in his own version of time travel, David Ligare, with his confessed obsession with ancient Greco-Roman culture, creates his exquisite paintings in a search for primal unity. In this free excerpt from “Literate Landscapes” by Richard Stull in The …