Feeling mischievous? Ask a group of painters what colors are best for a plein air palette—then sit back and enjoy the show! But, as Michael Chesley Johnson explains, there are some basic considerations when selecting a palette for painting en plein air.
CALL FOR ART! THE URBAN SKETCHER’S NOTEBOOK 101 Cityscapes and Scenes to Color DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION FEBRUARY 29, 2016 Readers have asked for more, more and more coloring books and inspiration. We are hoping urban sketchers like YOU will answer the call! We are putting together a uniquely crave-worthy collection of urban sketches to...
To celebrate the new Acrylic Artist magazine, here’s an excerpt from Tesia Blackburn’s article on using clear tar gel.
Handling edges is a skill that all fine artists will need to learn sooner or later. Edges that are out of focus are vital in paintings in order to create the 3D illusion of making things look like they recede in a landscape painting, for example. Edges that are blurred make things appear they are...
Today we bring you Jon deMartin’s lesson on drawing anatomy, specifically, how to draw hands. It comes from his new book, Drawing Atelier: The Figure.
Contemporary realist Ephraim Rubenstein explains how his paintings of abandoned houses act as metaphors for loss and as reminders that life is a constant struggle.
As an experimental artist who creates abstract art, it is easy to take off in some exciting new direction every time a new inspiration comes my way.
I’m usually pretty good at keeping secrets, but Sarah Parks has one that’s too good not to share. Actually, she has several, and they all involve one thing: drawing basics.
Create your own color-mixing charts to save time finding the right color mix when you're painting and to keep a record of the color mixes you want in your painting arsenal.
Elizabeth Mowry, author of Landscape Painting in Pastel, discusses pastel drawing and painting with this inspiring advice.
Ephraim Rubenstein's depictions of temple and cathedral ruins combine an eye for dramatic composition with a masterful use of mixed media. "The emotional appeal of the subject matter dictates the medium," he says.