In this online workshop you will learn how to add brilliant light to a specific area in your painting to create awesome effects where the viewer will feel invited to walk right into your scene.
Read about Christine Ivers, and learn how she uses pastels for stunning day and nighttime paintings.
There are so many ways to approach the subject of water in your watercolor art, but sometimes, the simplest approaches are the best. Gordon MacKenzie demonstrates three approaches to the subject and shows that learning how to paint water can be fun, with achievable results right away.
A master painter and favorite art workshop instructor, Johannes Vloothuis teaches thousands of students how to paint with oil (among other mediums), so we asked him for his Top 10 Tips for Oil Painters. We think you’ll agree that these essential painting techniques should be in every artist’s tool kit. 1. Use Underpainting or Fast...
Looking for someone who could teach artists how to paint with confidence, editor-in-chief of the Pastel Journal, Anne Hevener, introduced me to Desmond O’Hagan. Known for his loose painting style, and bold, confident stroke work—and for instilling that skill and spirit in his students—Desmond visited the ArtistsNetwork studios to show us his pastel and...
After featuring acrylic artist Karin Nelson in the Fall 2016 issue of Acrylic Artist we followed up with her to learn more about how she manages the fast-drying qualities of acrylic paint. Here’s what she does to overcome three common obstacles. Nelson explains, “The fast drying property of acrylic can be its biggest negative. Once we...
Catherine P. O’Neill shares her watercolor techniques for pouring and lifting to create the effect of mist. Follow along step-by-step in this demonstration.
Richard McKinley shares how he experiments with various elements and principles of design to keep a painting from becoming compositionally predictable.
“These places I paint, I know them intimately,” says Thomas McNickle of the tranquil surroundings located just minutes from his Pennsylvania home. “Even as a little child, I had two overwhelming interests in life: one was art, and the other was nature." Get his must-have tips for plein air sketching here!
Ian Ramsay pushes his architecture- and maritime-inspired watercolor landscapes beyond the facts of his reference photos to create mood and a feeling of being there. View some of these enchanted vistas here!
Liz Haywood Sullivan shares a detailed lesson on how to paint a landscape using pastel.