Best Art Videos from Jen’s Picks and ArtistsNetwork.tv

Discover some of the best art instruction videos available now at NorthLightShop.com and ArtistsNetwork.tv with each installment of Jen’s Picks. Jen’s Picks will introduce you to videos on your favorite subjects and mediums, from pastels to watercolor, portraits to landscapes and more, and featuring drawing and painting techniques, step-by-step demos and everything you need to improve the way you create your art. Hear from Jen about features and special events happening at our shop and on ArtistsNetwork.tv. For the latest and greatest on the best painting and drawing videos – check back with Jen’s Picks often!

Abstract Art and Watercolor Painting on YUPO®

Abstract Art in Watercolor An unusual surface can lead to some amazing abstract art, especially when that surface is YUPO®. Watercolors may not seem, at first glance, to be the ideal pairing for a synthetic surface, but in Watercolor Painting on YUPO®, Mark Mehaffey introduces his methods for painting stunning nonrepresentational art that demonstrates...

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How to Paint Dramatic Light with Patrick Howe

Paint Dramatic Light Whenever I talk to artists, I find that they always have one thing in common, no matter what their subject or medium is: they talk about painting the light. How the light falls on your subject, whether you’re painting a landscape or a still life, determines the depth you see and...

Oil Painting for Beginners: Landscape Elements

Oil Painting for Beginners While I know that there are as many forms of art as there are artists, whenever I hear the word ART, the first thing I think of is oil painting, probably because I associate it with the masters. Oil painting brings to mind art museums and palettes filled with paint....

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Textures Using Colored Pencil Techniques

Get Great Texture with the Right Colored Pencil Techniques It is my not-so-humble opinion that colored pencil is such an underrated medium, given how easy they are to work with. They’re easily portable, don’t make a lot of mess, and so versatile to work with, given that they can stand on their own or be...

How to Paint skin tones

Get Great Skin Tones in Any Medium

Great Skin Tones Learning how to paint a figure or a portrait isn’t just about getting the proportions and features right, it’s about capturing the coloring of the person you’re drawing, and it’s just one of the many things that makes a person unique. Even doing a portrait of one person requires more than...

How to Paint Glass in Watercolor

Learn How to Paint Glass

Learn How to Paint Glass Glass is a study of contradictions. Both durable and terribly fragile at the same time, it’s often able to withstand heat but shatters when dropped; it can be perfectly clear and see-through, or cloudy and opaque, blocking out the light and distorting reflections. It is both utilitarian in the...

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Abstract Art: Negative Painting Techniques for Watercolorists

Try Negative Painting Techniques Now! Take a new approach to painting with these art lessons demonstrating negative painting techniques! In Painting Outside the Lines with Linda Kemp, learn how to paint around objects to define them using layers of color to create depth in your paintings. This process works great for natural objects, from...

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Watercolor Art: How to Paint Flowers

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...

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Landscape Painting Techniques: Sun and Shadow in Acrylic

Landscape Painting Techniques If you’re dreaming of summer fields full of flowers and trees covered in foliage, there’s no reason not to take matters into your own hands. Why not learn how to paint a landscape full of sun and shadow? With Mark Mehaffey’s Paint Acrylic Landscapes: Understanding Sun and Shadow, you can learn...

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How to Paint Sunsets in Watercolor: Painting Techniques

Learn how to Paint Sunsets One of the first rules my photography 101 instructor taught was that it’s very difficult to take a bad photograph at sunset. He was right, and for good reason: with warm natural light, great depth to your shadows, and beautiful colors, the effect is generally breathtaking, especially when the...

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How to Draw a Dog in Pastel Pencil

How to Draw a Dog I admit it: I’m one of those people whose Facebook is filled with pictures of my dog. But she has so many expressions and habits that really show her personality that it’s hard not to want to post another, even as she’s looking at me with an expression that...