I receive many emails from fellow frustrated artists. “What do I do, Lee? I’ve hit the artistic wall!” If you’ve sent me an email like this, you’re not alone!
Use acrylic to paint a glass subject with this step-by-step lesson from Lee Hammond, who shows you how to paint a glass vase for a still life.
In a painting class, often many students express to me a similar goal: “I want to get past that stupid AWKWARD STAGE!” I use the term awkward stage in my acrylic painting books. The awkward stage refers to the painful point in the painting process where everything is blocked in and you feel nothing...
Lee Hammond explains what scratchboard is and how to use it by drawing "in reverse" with tools that make it easy.
I've been called “the briefcase-toting artist” by some who are implying that I'm both "right-brained" and "left-brained" at the same time. This theory, whose validity is challenged by some professional analysis, is clearly a stereotype that prevails.
If you want to try your hand at creating fine art with crayons, here are a few pointers from artist Lee Hammond.
Mosaic art is fascinating to me. Mosaics are like handmade jigsaw puzzles, much like the ones my father and I loved to do together when I was a kid. It can become a relaxing task of placing small pieces together into a beautiful design.
When it comes to drawing flowers, I personally believe that the single most important element is the ability of the artist to create realistic looking edges.
Lee Hammond shares three types of colored pencils that she prefers, and why.
"I can't draw a straight line with a ruler!" If I had a dollar for every time I heard that worn out phrase, I’d have a custom built studio overlooking the ocean in Fiji.
In my classes, there's a consistent question that comes up: “What paper should I use for this drawing?” There are so many varieties out there, and each one will create a different look. Here are some things to consider when selecting the paper for your project.