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.
Seascapes are probably the easiest painting subject because the information is quite repetitive. Once you learn the anatomy of the waves, you can create many variances of them in different settings. In most cases the eye of the wave becomes the focal point. It is also important to establish an interesting visual “roller coaster”...
Kelly Hoernig, author of Colored Pencil Collage: Nature Drawing and Painting for Mixed Media, explains some basic colored pencil techniques in this exclusive excerpt.
View two of the exceptional watercolor paintings from Splash 16: The Best of Watercolor, Exploring Texture, and read what the artists have to say about their work.
Oil, acrylic, and charcoal are just three media included in the beautiful pages of The Artist's Magazine's September issue. See some of the art in this video preview to get you inspired for your next project!
To crop out the excess and narrow the visuals down to something that can be recreated in an acrylic painting is quite the feat, and Patti Mollica has accomplished it.
There’s something to be said for subtlety, whether it comes to a hint of garlic in a delicious Italian dish, a trace of perfume lightly dashed on one’s neck, or the suggestion from a flirtatious smile that leaves you wondering, “Did he/she just smile at me?” Art can have the same effect and--like any...
The landscapes you’ve experienced in your lifetime may or may not have included farmland. And your history will dictate what you feel when you view a landscape watercolor painting such as Barn with Tractor by Laurin McCracken.
Painting Techniques for Creative Inspiration Great creative to get out of a rut with your artwork. Get inspired to paint with Nita Leland’s handy drawing and painting tips to expand your artistic boundaries and achieve successful paintings. Creative Art Class with Nita Leland will teach you all the painting techniques you need to develop...