Realism in colored pencil is created with many layers and repeated additions of color. Nothing is ever just one color, and texture must be added AFTER the colors are fully developed. This takes time and patience.
Having the opportunity to visit any art museum is a pleasure. There's always something to be learned. While art books and magazines serve a great purpose in providing visibility to many pieces of artwork that would otherwise be left in obscurity, they cannot equal the joy of viewing original artwork in person. It's easy...
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Having a studio space in which to create your art is a gift. With that space--be it modest or illustrious--comes a sense of dedication to your craft.
Enjoy these 50 inspiring and witty art quotes on everything from creativity to art business, from artists such as Richard McKinley, Lee Hammond, and more.
It was during a gallery plein air event in the Cascade Mountains above Bend, Oregon, that I first caught a glimpse of a scene that would ultimately become one of my favorite locations to paint.
Artist and author Hazel Soan travels the world, painting people and places in watercolor. Read about her strange-but-true experiences here, and find inspiration.
Oh, happy day! Acrylic painting is taking the art community by storm, and so our team is happy to share with you the newest and highly-awaited issue of Acrylic Artist magazine.
Learn how making your own neutral colors can add pizzazz to your painting in this watercolor tutorial by Bev Jozwiak.
Focusing on details early in the process is a lot of fun, but it invariably turns out a drawing that doesn’t look right. You have to start big and work small, which is why most skilled artists always start their drawings with a block-in.
Sometimes the experience of painting can feel more like a battle than a party. I once overheard an artist describe it as a roller coaster ride. We go up and then we go down—back and forth until the ride stops. At a recent workshop, a dear artist friend of mine, Kathy Detrano, had a...