Do you think it's challenging to draw clothing and fabric? Lee Hammond has the answers you're looking for.
Two Watercolor Art Lessons in One! Learn how to paint flowers using two different approaches to watercolor painting in this week’s Jen’s Picks, with Watercolor Quick and Easy with Joyce Faulknor: Flowers, where you’ll learn painting techniques for working dark to light (a unique approach for watercolor artists), and mix watercolors right on the...
Recently, while winter was wreaking havoc on the majority of North America, I was privileged to instruct a group of pastelists south of the United States border in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Artist Alan Flattmann usually conducts one international workshop every year, but this year—in addition to a 10-day workshop in Tuscany—the artist is conducting a painting workshop in late October in Suzhou, China, a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its city canals and elaborate gardens.
Neighborhood scenes have been the main focus of Nina Davidowitz’s artwork for nearly 15 years. "I’m fascinated with the geometric shapes of houses and buildings contrasted with their natural surroundings—shrubs, lawns and woods," she says. "Sometimes nature is also geometric, as when we “sculpt” our shrubs."
Don’t let the title fool you; even if you’re experienced with this medium, you may learn something new.
The materials included in the art of mixed-media collage are rarely pristine. In fact, older is better, as a collage artist is part hoarder, part historian.
Somewhere between representation and abstraction lie Rick Bennett’s acrylic paintings of the seas.
The art of portrait painting isn’t just drenched in rich history--it continues to challenge and fascinate artists of all ages and backgrounds and, no doubt, will continue to do so as long as we continue as a civilization. Yet the process can be as overwhelming to the beginner as it is frustrating to the...
Congratulations to Simone Bingemer, of Cologne, Germany, winner of the Pastel Journal Founder's Award, in memory of Maggie Price, in the 16th Annual Pastel 100 competition. The artist's portraits demonstrate sound drawing skills and a refined application of pastel, and reflect her deep examination into the heart of her subjects.
The Pastel 100 competition starts with several thousand works in pastel and, entry by entry, our five category jurors—Doug Dawson, Ellen Eagle, Stephanie Birdsall, Aline Ordman and Debora Stewart—helped us whittle that number to 100 exceptional paintings.