Acrylic Artist magazine brings you both inspiration and instruction for painting with acrylics. Read about the painting "Napa Valley" for a preview and inspiration.
Feeling mischievous? Ask a group of painters what colors are best for a plein air palette—then sit back and enjoy the show! But, as Michael Chesley Johnson explains, there are some basic considerations when selecting a palette for painting en plein air.
Contemporary realist Ephraim Rubenstein explains how his paintings of abandoned houses act as metaphors for loss and as reminders that life is a constant struggle.
Elizabeth Mowry, author of Landscape Painting in Pastel, discusses pastel drawing and painting with this inspiring advice.
Ephraim Rubenstein's depictions of temple and cathedral ruins combine an eye for dramatic composition with a masterful use of mixed media. "The emotional appeal of the subject matter dictates the medium," he says.
This winter landscape painting is a hopeful piece, which is why I still feel strongly about sharing it with you today. We all have our difficult times, we all have art, and we all can have hope.
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Urban sketcher Marc Taro Holmes, who shares a step-by-step demonstration on urban sketching with watercolor.
I experiment extensively with different brands of pigments in order to find the properties of each color that best suit my techniques. Because I paint in many layers, I have to be concerned with the drying properties of each pigment. I work with faster-drying colors in the beginning and then slower-drying ones for the...
Apply the results of this art critique of a landscape painting to your own art to learn how to convey the big picture through details.
Mike Kowalski enjoys the myriad challenges—and the resultant rewards—of painting outdoors to capture light and space in his watercolor paintings. Underpinned by sure draftsmanship, a firm grip on perspective and a fine eye for color value, Kowalski’s brushwork is fast, animated and direct. Working within the natural constraints of plein air painting—with its shortage...