Jon Shaw's current work, created with STAEDTLER pens and art markers, examines the decaying urban landscape of the city’s less-celebrated environments.
If you plan it well, you could create botanical art en plein air in just about any medium, but colored pencil is a convenient way to capture the beauty of flowers and plants.
Acrylic Painting Techniques for Encaustic Effects It’s hard to imagine a better medium than acrylic for painting abstract art, especially given all the effects you can get by adding in various mediums and texture products. Patti Brady scratches the surface (amid other painting techniques) of all the possibilities, exploring several exercises for creating encaustic...
Gregory Halili paints watercolor cityscapes, portraits and butterflies with plenty of detail, but on a miniature scale—sometimes as tiny as 1-1/2x2 inches.
“Nobody sees a flower, really; it is so small. We haven’t time — and to see takes time like to have a friend takes time. If I could paint the flower exactly as I see it, no one would see what I see because I would paint it small, like the flower is small. So...
Compare the photo reference and final works of Johannes Vloothuis to learn how to make the most of your plein air painting.
It’s hard to imagine that anyone would tell another person to give up on something. It’s even harder to believe that this happened to the artist who drew Weighted Stasis, the figure drawing featured today.
Drawing Faces and Features Every face is different, which makes portraiture particularly challenging. However, it doesn’t require inherent talent with a sprinkling of magic to pull off a good likeness; painting and drawing faces just takes a bit of practice and a few tried and true portrait drawing techniques. Learn how to draw faces...
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.”
Love Downton Abbey and love art? Then you MUST see this charming digital art by Kim Parkhurst.
There are so many different types of paint brushes that it’s hard to even know which one you should use. That’s why I asked Karlyn Holman to explain which watercolor bushes she uses, and why.