This demonstration is from “Chords of Color” by Holly Davis in the July/August issue of The Artist’s Magazine. “Chords of Color” By Judy Betts “First, an idea!” as Rex Brandt would say. You must have a passion for the subject you paint. As children, my sister and I shared a horse, and my husband and I...
The month of January brings to mind new resolutions and goals for us all. Finding and utilizing drawing tips and exercises is one way to keep your new art commitments going, and Katherine Tyrrell has just the tool to help.
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.
Learn the difference between DSLR and point-and-shoot cameras, and the benefits of both for artists who combine photography and fine art.
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.
Wilson Bickford says that utilizing color is what brings joy to his painting experience. Here he explains the basic concepts of color theory.
The more pastels we acquire the more difficult it can become to keep track of them, especially once they are removed from original packaging and labels have been removed. Initially I tried to keep copious records of which pastels made up various working palettes. When there were only a couple of brands of pastels...
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!
Render a shadow side and a highlight to the shapes so you end up with the illusion of 3D forms in your landscape painting.