Get Positive Results! Learn to paint the negative space around objects such as leaves and branches for stunning results and instant improvement in your acrylic landscapes and still lifes. Linda Kemp demonstrates how you can layer your acrylics to build up the background and negative spaces to add depth to your paintings. You’ll learn...
It’s no wonder that flowers are such a popular subject to paint, given their presence in our lives. Janet Walsh and Julie Gilbert Pollard use watercolor to create paintings of flowers that are full of movement and life.
If you think you’ve exhausted the possibilities of painting a specific subject, such as flowers, then think again. Chances are you’ve not yet experimented with Chinese watercolor painting–a style that is beautiful to behold, and when taught by Lian Quan Zhen, is a low-pressure activity that is about the journey as well as the...
Learn Soon Y. Warren's watercolor painting tips for capturing the fine details of flowers and reflective highlights of crystal in this step-by-step painting demonstration.
Gary Greene shares his step-by-step wet-on-dry technique for creating Flower Power (water-soluble colored pencils and wax-based colored pencil on paper, 17¾x24), as seen in the August 2013 issue of Watercolor Artist.
Don't miss this free painting demo by Donna Dewberry: How to Paint a Daffodil Using the One-Stroke Painting Method.
In celebration of colorful blossoms, today’s newsletter focuses on a unique floral painting by Lyn Diefenbach, of Yeppoon, Australia, third place winner in the Still Life and Floral category in this year's Pastel 100 competition.
Pastellist Lindesay Harkness’ floral still lifes and garden scenes look effortlessly beautiful. Her secret? She spent years learning to see the light effect and the value relationships on which it rests. In the June 2013 issue of Pastel Journal, Harkness details how she achieves stunning luminosity through careful attention to values and edges....
The keys to painting cut crystal in watercolor are a detailed drawing, masking fluid and patient glazing.
Lovely and elusive, reflected light adds life and dimension to your painting.
Painting the folds and shadows in drapery can be tricky. Here’s how to set yourself up for success.