Art Mediums & Drawing

What’s your favorite fine art medium in which to work? Find what you’re looking for here, or discover something new! Our articles include works on pastel, watercolor, oil, acrylic, colored pencil, collage, mixed media, how to draw people and more. Learn a new art technique or enhance what you already know with our hundreds of art instruction resources.

Perfect Still Life Setup, Park Place (acrylic on paper, 11x18), Elaine Twiss

In Search of the Perfect Still Life Setup

For Elaine Twiss, finding the perfect still life setup is a long process. She spends quite a bit of time at flea markets and on eBay in search of objects that inspire her. Though she’s passionate about discovering “found” objects, Twiss is not a pack rat. Some objects she secures for her still life setups...

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Katherine Chang Liu: Mixed Media Collage

In Chang Liu’s mixed-media work, her titles come first—a word or phrase that provokes a visual image. She wants the final painting to express the thought she began with, to condense the narrative into “one breath.”