I’m sure that you don’t need me to tell you how important pets are in our lives. My family lost our dog of 13 years last November, and between you and me, I’m still grieving for her. Dogs, cats, and as I recently learned from a distant friend on Facebook, even birds can have...
With the release of the new April 2016 issue of Pastel Journal, which celebrates the winners of the 17th Annual Pastel 100 Competition, it seemed a perfect opportunity to revisit a Pastel Pointers post by Richard McKinley in which he discusses the secret to painting a masterpiece—and your next award-winner: Know your purpose.
Colored pencil can create luminous effects and subtle hue shifts. Arlene Steinberg shows how to achieve these with an Icaraus Art heated drawing board.
An exclusive excerpt about color and value from the new book "Watercolor Techniques" by Michael Reardon.
"Close-Up" gives you insider knowledge and an intimate view of a painting that is featured in The Artist's Magazine. "Texture and More Texture" by Jimmy Wright originally appeared in the November 2011 issue.
Watercolor artist Charles Henry Rouse drenches mosaic-style shapes with lively color to add a vibrant feel to his paintings. Follow along to see how he establishes the value system in his piece, Road Warriors, here.
Feeling mischievous? Ask a group of painters what colors are best for a plein air palette—then sit back and enjoy the show! But, as Michael Chesley Johnson explains, there are some basic considerations when selecting a palette for painting en plein air.
To celebrate the new Acrylic Artist magazine, here’s an excerpt from Tesia Blackburn’s article on using clear tar gel.
Editor’s Note: Johannes Vloothuis is back with more expert advice that will help you better understand how to paint. Scroll down to learn how to handle edges within your paintings in a variety of mediums, and then see Johannes in action when you preview any (or all!) of his landscape essentials workshops at ArtistsNetworkTV....
Today we bring you Jon deMartin’s lesson on drawing anatomy, specifically, how to draw hands. It comes from his new book, Drawing Atelier: The Figure.
As an experimental artist who creates abstract art, it is easy to take off in some exciting new direction every time a new inspiration comes my way.