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Drawing & Painting Trees in the Landscape

Draw & Paint Trees in Watercolor, Pen & Ink

  Drawing & Painting Trees in the Landscape by Claudia Nice Best-selling North Light Books author and artist, Claudia Nice–well-known for her realistic paintings and friendly instruction–brings her amazingly realistic painting techniques back to North Light with her new book on Drawing & Painting Trees in the Landscape. As a beginning...

Dark Blacks With Pastels

This excerpt from Maggie Price’s Painting Sunlight and Shadow With Pastels talks about using blacks in paintings. Using Dark Blacks The value of black or close-to-black colors in full shadow is usually the darkest value in a painting. Still, adding hints of colors similar in value keeps these areas from being...

New Book: Experimental Painting

Experimental Painting: Inspirational Approaches for Mixed Media Art (North Light Books) by Lisa L. Cyr Experimental Painting investigates exploratory methodologies, techniques and approaches in mixed-media art. Throughout the highly visual book, many exciting in-depth demonstrations are featured, documenting cutting-edge mixed-media painting processes from concept to final execution. To offer an extensive...

The Drawing Bible

Jen’s Picks: The Drawing Bible

Essential Drawing Instruction–Back by Popular Demand! The Drawing Bible By Craig Nelson A complete guide to drawing, The Drawing Bible leads you through the basics of materials and mediums, to exercises on line and tone, perspective and proportion and composition and design. Then take all the drawing techniques you’ve learned and...

Splash 12

Jen’s Picks: Watercolor Inspirations

Splash 12 The Best of Watercolor Celebrating Artistic Vision By Rachel Rubin Wolf The Splash series has earned a reputation as one of the premier showcases of contemporary watercolor. Year after year, artists and art enthusiasts look forward to its big, beautiful images, innovative approaches and insightful commentary. With a special...

Creating Textures in Colored Pencil

Gary Greene is a long-time favorite of North Light Book readers and colored pencil artists everywhere. Known for his super-realistic style, Gary uses colored pencils to paint just about every subject you can imagine–still life, portraits, flowers, land and seascapes…. North Light Books brings his indepth instruction to you now with...

Pink Roses in Watercolor Demonstration by Jan Kunz

Underpainting for Design Unity Underpainting can help unify a painting as well as create movement and color. All kinds of exciting possibilities may present themselves for lost edges and much more. You really have to try painting this way to understand how much depth and color underpainting can add to your...

What’s your stimulant?

Art, yes? Let everyone know with our “art is my stimulant” coffee mug, for sale at Zazzle.com. While there, make sure you check out other goodies from The Artist’s Magazine! MORE RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS • Watch art workshops on demand at ArtistsNetwork.TV • Online seminars for fine artists • Instantly download...

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