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Bert Dodson has illustrated more than three dozen books. He taught illustration and drawing for several years at the New York Fashion Institute of Technology, and today we celebrate his work by giving you a glimpse from his classic book, Keys to Drawing.
I’m a big fan of humanity practicing anything meditative, and that can include gardening, playing an instrument, woodworking, and of course, creating art. If you’re open to it, you’ll find that peacefulness that comes with tuning into whatever project you’re working on.
Encaustic Painting and Mixed Media Techniques: Easier Than You Think Have you wanted to try encaustic painting but aren’t sure how to get started? Then this video is for you: In the Encaustic Studio: Basic Mixed Media Techniques, from Michelle …
The art resource for every watercolorist, The February 2014 Watercolor Artist features helpful articles on combining acrylic ink and watercolor, figures in the landscape, new art tools—plus other invaluable watercolor techniques. Watch a preview of the issue here!
The general purpose of beginning a pastel painting with an underpainting is to create a setup in advance of the application of pastel. It is the cake, so to speak, to the icing. An underpainting is particularly useful when surface tone is vastly different than what is being portrayed. This can be especially bothersome in dark passages where major amounts of pastel would have to be applied, making subsequent pastel application difficult.
Check it out! The February 2014 issue of Pastel Journal features pastel techniques and instruction for painting lace with pastels, adding figures in landscapes, painting white with colorful pastels, plus tips for crowdfunding your artistic dreams, and more. Watch our video …
Capture the Light in Your Landscape Paintings Fill your paintings with light and color with Brian Keeler’s workshop on painting the luminous landscape in oils. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to paint landscapes, step by step, with a focus …
Visit the North Light Shop to take advantage of some great deals during the site-wide Cyber Monday Sale. Look for 50% off regular prices throughout the site, and get an additional 10% off with the coupon code cyber10. You may …
There are some paintings that linger in our memories like a favorite song, playing over and over again. I saw one such painting at the annual Pastel Society of America exhibition in New York City this fall. As I entered the Grand Gallery in the National Arts Club and began my tour, I was again reminded of just how far the medium of pastel has come. Each painting was fascinating, but as I arrived in the back portion of the gallery and glanced to my right, a certain painting immediately captured my full attention …