Read about Christine Ivers, who uses pastels for stunning day and nighttime paintings.
Our love of land is engraved in our DNA, I’m sure, and it flourishes in landscape painting, which always changes, with every perception, every visionary painter.
Don’t be intimidated by oil painting! In today’s lesson, learn how to take a blank canvas and turn it into the painting you’ve only been thinking about creating. Because there are several ways to begin an oil painting, use this guidance from Julie Gilbert Pollard, author of Discover Oil Painting and the featured instructor...
Graham Flatt relies on distinctly unorthodox paint handling for his watercolor and pastel landscapes, along with the power of suggestion, to re-create the adventurous world of the American frontier. View his landscapes here.
Like many subjects in art, landscape paintings can tell a story, taking the viewer to a different place and time. Whether the place is real or imaginary, it should be convincing, making us feel as though it perhaps could exist, even if only within our minds. Putting the rules of perspective into good use...
Get insights and techniques for painting the city with Cityscapes: Paint Urban Landscapes in Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor and Pastel. In this new eMagazine, you’ll see how artists such as Mike Barr, Iain Stewart, Constance LaPolombara and Jaye Schlesinger come up with amazing cityscapes that display a wonderful range of styles. Today’s feature is a peek...
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.