In this excerpt from "Painted Blossoms," Iris Scott explains a fun and experimental way to master the art of mixing color for successful paintings.
Kevin Kelly paints a 48x80 canvas with acrylic, and shows, step by step, how he does it in this demonstration full of acrylic painting tips.
Let’s face it: some days are better than others. But on days that seem a bit stressful or dreary, why not loosen up by painting flowers in watercolor? Cheer yourself up with the painting techniques and great composition tips of Charles Reid. Reid’s video, Painting Flowers in Watercolor, part 1, covers the basics for...
White Isn’t Always White One of the mistakes even experienced artists make is to assume that white is actually white. What else would it be? But the white of a shadow on a flower is vastly different from the white of the sun hitting fresh snow, and the mind has a way of interpreting what...
Johannes Vloothuis explains how to make the most of mixed media when combining pastel and watercolor.
Johannes Vloothuis explains the pros and cons of four art mediums, as well as the benefits of using mixed media with acrylic and oil.
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...
Learn how evoke emotion in your art by using the Munsell Color System. Charlotte Wharton, author of The Language of Energy in Art, explains how.
An excerpt from Ron Hazell's "The Artist's Guide to Painting Water in Watercolor," on creating a value study.
Peggi Kroll Roberts shares how to make your watercolor painting loose and expressive with a step-by-step demo.
Feeling mischievous? Ask a group of painters what colors are best for a plein air palette—then sit back and enjoy the show! But, as Michael Chesley Johnson explains, there are some basic considerations when selecting a palette for painting en plein air.