Color Mixing & The Art of Tone Value & Scheme

Energize your artwork with color mixing techniques covering everything from the principle of simultaneous contrast, how to mix paint colors and color palette ideas to using the right color value and tone, working with complementary colors and developing the perfect color scheme.

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Be Forever Inspired by Light and Color

Capturing the light falling on a subject is a challenge that artists have sought out for centuries. In order to convey the mood and atmosphere of light in the medium of pastel,we must learn how color communicates light’s temperature, and select our pigments accordingly.

Watercolor Painting Techniques

Watercolor Painting Techniques in Motion with Birgit O’Connor

Watercolor Painting Techniques for Beginners If you need some down time between all the festivities of the season, there’s no better way to relax and re-center yourself than through painting, and get an early start on one of those New Year’s Resolutions! With all the decorations about and family and friends visiting, you’ll have...


Beyond Realism with Abstract Painting

ABSTRACT LANDSCAPES As any abstract artist will tell you, painting what you see doesn’t mean you have to paint it exactly as you see it! Instead, why not take inspiration from the landscapes around you, but turn them into beautiful abstract paintings? You can learn how to create a whole world of material that...

Basic color theory, acrylic painting by Patti Mollica

Kick up the Color!

While I wouldn’t describe all of Patti Mollica’s paintings as quiet, I would say they’re humbly bold. She could use all the colors of the rainbow, but instead she goes in for the win by narrowing her choices, coming up with art that speaks volumes.

Over Watkins landscape painting by Brian Keeler

Painting During the Golden Hour

It's no secret that Brian Keeler's landscape paintings are filled with stunning light. The sunsets in his work are quiet, and take us to a time and place where drivers wave to each other on the backroads, and folks sit on their front porches with glasses of sun tea as they watch the clouds...

The Irish grandparents from Tom, a story based on dePaola’s childhood.

Putting on a Show | Tomie dePaola

An old friend of Tomie’s, Will Hillenbrand, the author and illustrator of award-winning books like What a Treasure!, Traveling to Tondo, Spring Is Here, and Louie!, first met Tomie 27 years ago when Will and his wife, Jane, attended the opening reception for a show of dePaola’s work in Nashua, New Hampshire. The next...