Ian Ramsay pushes his architecture- and maritime-inspired watercolor landscapes beyond the facts of his reference photos to create mood and a feeling of being there. View some of these enchanted vistas here!
Imagien your work in Watercolor Artist. This year we’ve doubled the cash awards for the Watermedia Showcase competition—totaling $4,500! Think about what $2,500, $1,250 or $750 could mean for your art—and what having your watercolor painting appear in print could do for your career.
Liz Haywood Sullivan shares a detailed lesson on how to paint a landscape using pastel.
When working in oil, Deborah Quinn-Munson will pick up a palette knife to begin activating the surface. In this free demonstration, she shares her process, from storyboard to finished painting.
Hank Washington’s paintings vibrate with color. In the summer 2016 issue of Acrylic Artist we shared an in-depth story about how this lifelong teacher has impacted his students’ creative lives while also refining his own painting techniques. Here’s another work by Washington not shown in the article, and a bit of our conversation with...
What is gesso, and why would you use it? Abstract artist and author Jo Toye explains the benefits here.
Entering art competitions is a daunting act; people will actually judge your work, after all. But that’s one of the contributing factors to your growth as an artist. the deadline for the Watermedia Showcase is quickly approaching (on August 1)—enter today!
Congratulations to our July 2016 Artist of the Month, Tong Luo! Luo was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! His piece Lonely Girl can be seen below. Read more about Luo, his art education, what he tries to accomplish with his vision, and who has been a constant source of inspiration throughout his life. Guangzhou,...
Painting with acrylics while incorporating elements of collage allows for an intuitive process of experimentation and discovery.
Congratulations to the 115 artists selected for North Light Books’ fourth annual Best of Acrylic competition AcrylicWorks 4: Captivating Color! If you see your name below, please check your email accounts (and junk boxes) for instructions on next steps. You will receive an email from us with the subject line “AcrylicWorks 4 Winner Notification”...
Are cheap canvases worth the savings? Johannes Vloothuis addresses this and more as he compares linen and cotton canvases and how to prepare them for painting.