Brush watercolor over the abstract shapes formed by the ridges of crinkled rice paper to convey the appearance of foliage and blossoms. Cheng-Khee Chee shows how.
I bring you today’s blog post with a humble bow to Vincent van Gogh, in honor of Ever Yours: The Essential Letters. It’s a collection of his correspondence that gives all of us a better understanding of his life, his challenges, his journey and his destiny.
Question: “I draw and paint but also work full time. I want to make more time for art and also get out of this artist's block that I seem to have been in. I think fear of failure is holding me back. Can you give me any tips on what to do to break...
Wilson Bickford is a popular art instructor who is ready to shed some light on one of the oldest art mediums: oil.
Find drawing tips for urban sketching from Jake Spicer in this peek inside Draw: Teach Yourself How in 30 Lessons.
Art journals are a great way to track your artistic progress, keep ideas for future works of art, and to preserve your artistic journey for future generations to enjoy and explore. Learn to create art journals and share with others.
Painting subjects with buildings is one the most popular themes for artists. Humans readily identify themselves with man-made structures because it is part of their environment, like a nest to birds. Some artists make a living painting scenes solely with buildings. For me, they have always been the best-selling paintings.
Vanessa Turner’s art is included in Art Journey Portraits and Figures, edited by Rachel Rubin Wolf. In it, Wolf interviews dozens of portrait artists who share their processes. Here’s what Turner had to say.
Capturing the light falling on a subject is a challenge that artists have sought out for centuries. In order to convey the mood and atmosphere of light in the medium of pastel,we must learn how color communicates light’s temperature, and select our pigments accordingly.
Start the new year with the resolution to do a drawing a day!
Impressionist artist George Gallo wants you to learn not how to paint like him, but how to “paint like you.” Because Gallo has so much painting advice to offer, I’ve invited him to share his thoughts on Impressionist painting and art in general.