Once you’ve had a chance to take in Stewart’s watercolor painting, be swept to Istanbul, as he describes what it’s like to be sketching abroad in what I, at least, consider to be ideal circumstances: with nothing but time and a patient traveling partner.
“Whether I’m painting an abstract or realistic landscape, my goal is to convey the same sense of wonder and beauty that I experienced while on location,” says Karlyn Holman in Watercolor Artist (February).
Sometimes our best ideas come to us after we've lived a full life, and these artists, all over 60, have created some of their best art during this time. These ten winners were standouts in our Over 60 Art Competition, and we're excited to see what they come up with next!
Rivers and streams make excellent visual paths to draw the viewers in and lead them where you want. Because we crop out information for our paintings, how do we send a message to our viewers as to the size of the body of water?
Both timeless and now nostalgic, "What To Draw and How To Draw It" has helped countless beginners learn drawing basics, such as how to use simple lines to make animal shapes and more.
Learn how evoke emotion in your art by using the Munsell Color System. Charlotte Wharton, author of The Language of Energy in Art, explains how.
When it comes to doodle art, drawing your own patterns is an exciting way to build a piece of art that comes wholly from your experiences and the world around you.
In his 40-plus years of experience painting the landscape, Richard McKinley has hauled his painting gear uphill, downhill, through woods, over fences, along roadsides and everywhere in between to capture the essence of a scene en plein air in pastel or oil. He has been to locations far and wide to conduct this artistic...
An excerpt from Ron Hazell's "The Artist's Guide to Painting Water in Watercolor," on creating a value study.
It's reassuring to hear the words of someone like watercolor artist Milford Zornes (1908-2008), in the interview he did with Sylvia Megerdichian and Bill Anderson for The Artist's Magazine on the eve of his 100th birthday. He helps us all see truths that are easy to overlook.
In the newest issue of Acrylic Artist, Darlene Olivia and Sandra Duran Wilson explain more: “Glazing is an additive process that adds depth and interest to your acrylic surface, and is especially effective when applied over textures and mixed-media materials.