Painting with acrylics while incorporating elements of collage allows for an intuitive process of experimentation and discovery.
When you have an idea for a new work of art, it can be tempting to want to let every aspect of it shine forth, providing a buffet of textures for the eyes to behold. But sometimes it’s best to choose a smaller set of details for the limelight.
Colored pencil artist Gary Greene demonstrates how to render an orchid step by step, using underpainting with solvents and burnishing.
View a gallery of Oklahoma artist Jude Tolar's striking pastel florals, which she paints as floral "portraits" in order to filter out distracting details.
"Close-Up" gives you insider knowledge and an intimate view of a painting that is featured in The Artist's Magazine. "Texture and More Texture" by Jimmy Wright originally appeared in the November 2011 issue.
Artist Chris Cozen takes you behind the scenes of how she creates mixed-media art with interesting surfaces.
Growing & Pruning & Glazing Garden of Joy: Eleven Steps and Several Diversions Jane Jones writes out a step-by-step demonstration of how to paint her stunning, large-scale work, Garden of Joy (scroll to the bottom to see the completed piece.) In these 11 steps, she demonstrates glazing in oils, using Photoshop, editing composition and much...
The Power of Pastels There’s no beating the versatility of pastels for blending the best of the drawing and painting worlds. With the ability of working both wet and dry, and their ease of portability, the effects you can create are as varied as the artists wielding them. And when it comes to subject...
See how watercolor artist Shirley Trevena creates paintings on her own terms, and be inspired.
Acrylic artist Angus Wilson shares a step-by-step for Acrylic Artist and artistsnetwork.com readers. Wilson’s fragmented and vibrantly colored acrylic work has an impromptu air that belies a deliberate approach. Follow along, step-by-step, as he creates Fruits and Peruvian Lilies on Blue. The fall 2015 issue of Acrylic Artist features 11 additional paintings by Wilson....
In this excerpt from "Painted Blossoms," Iris Scott explains a fun and experimental way to master the art of mixing color for successful paintings.