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Painting Flowers: Floral Art
Bold. captivating. Stunning. enthralling. exquisite. These are just a few of the descriptors used by the jurors of the 14th Annual Pastel 100 to describe their prizewinning selections. They also mentioned expected attributes such as strong design, textural qualities, and a fine handling of values, movement and color. Once an entry has met these criteria, however, the jurors have to turn to a more intangible measurement—the “wow factor.”
Egg tempera artist Koo Schadler used a host of techniques to create Purple Finch and Bachelor Buttons. Learn how she approached her egg tempera painting process and achieved her many textural effects with this step-by-step demonstration.
What made the watercolor works of Watercolor Artist’s 2012 “Ones to Watch” stand out is their emotional quality. Enjoy a gallery of additional works—watercolor landscapes, watercolor portraits, watercolor still life, watercolor flowers and more—from the December 2012 issue of Watercolor Artist. See the different watercolor techniques at work, from loose and fluid to precise to more expressive, and learn more about these “Ones to Watch” in the December 2012 issue of the magazine.
Learn Eric Wert’s oil painting tips and learn how to paint floral still lifes full of dynamic detail and gorgeous lighting effects. This step-by-step demonstration will take you through the drawing stage, the grisaille, adding the local color, finessing the individual elements and finishing with the tabletop and water droplets.
Water-soluble colored pencils are a wonderful tool for easy and colorful backgrounds. In this demonstration of a yellow lily, artist Kristy A. Kutch shows us how to combine colored pencil techniques with an old tooth brush and masking film to …
We have a great lesson on watercolor painting for you today, excerpted from Joe Garcia’s Secrets of Watercolor – From Basics to Special Effects, watercolor painting techniques, including wet-into-wet, which we’re going to share with you, today. This great little …