Pastel painting is often compared to playing music. Use these pastel techniques from Richard McKinley to create a composition full of color harmony with your own pastel color palette.
We saved some of our most exciting articles on pastel painting for the final issue of the year! We're talking impressionist-inspired pastel landscapes full of dazzling color, courtesy of Victor Richardson. Genre-bending portraits that come by way of Rubén Belloso. The perfect painting atmosphere, created by none other than Matthew Draper. Plus, creative resources galore.
Joe Bucci, who combines impressionist and expressionist styles in his acrylic landscape paintings, shares six tips for mixing colors.
As pastelists, most of us are encouraged to arrange our pastel sticks with some sort of purpose similar to our wet media comrades. Many segregate by color family, others by value, and some (myself included) utilize a system similar to the chromatic palette, placing colors to represent the color wheel in a value range...
Artist Jeannie McGuire shares an art tip on using titanium white to obscure details or draw attention to a particular area in your paintings.
Learn how a limited palette can add color harmony to your paintings. Jane Jones explains this concept with her workshop exercise using a primary color scheme.
Today’s demonstration is excerpted from Chris Saper’s Classic Portrait Painting in Oils, which teaches readers great oil painting techniques to capture a variety of skin tones. In this lesson, she shares her tips on how to paint a portrait of a woman with black skin. Painted in open studio, this life study of Faith...
Learn about the various artists' pigments used to create the color black. Don’t hesitate to paint with black to achieve the richest, darkest values in your paintings. Choose from this list of black paint pigments provided by artist Koo Schadler.
Watercolor artist Michael Reardon shares his tip on choosing the right pigments.
Artist Louis Escobedo shares a tip for painting shadows.
From Tonia Davenport on CreateMixedMedia.com. Are you familiar with this book? Since it came out recently, I have personally been very inspired by this book by Swirly girl, Christine Mason Miller, and my sincere hope is that in the weeks to come, Desire to Inspire inspires you are as well. ...