Color is the key element for creating harmony, mood and expression in a painting. Learn how to avoid having disconnected colors in this article by Stephen Quiller.
In the June issue of Pastel Journal (on sale here), master pastelist Albert Handell shares his approach to painting adobe buildings, one of the essential elements of the Southwestern landscape. Vital to his technique is the use of lively, but harmonic color. To do this , he stresses the importance of using colors that...
An exclusive excerpt about color and value from the new book "Watercolor Techniques" by Michael Reardon.
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.
Create your own color-mixing charts to save time finding the right color mix when you're painting and to keep a record of the color mixes you want in your painting arsenal.
The first use of yellow pigments goes back to ancient times and, through the ages, artists have found additional pigments for yellows.
I experiment extensively with different brands of pigments in order to find the properties of each color that best suit my techniques. Because I paint in many layers, I have to be concerned with the drying properties of each pigment. I work with faster-drying colors in the beginning and then slower-drying ones for the...
While some artists prefer to keep their Zentangle art in its purest form of black-and-white drawings, others like to spice it up with color. That’s where Tiffany Lovering comes in with advice for using oil pastels or markers--yes, markers!--to blend color for new effects.
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...