Johannes Vloothuis explains the pros and cons of four art mediums, as well as the benefits of using mixed media with acrylic and oil.
Summer might just be starting for many of us, but when it comes to painting landscapes, there’s no time like the present for painting fall foliage. When summer temperatures hit their highs, there will be days when I’ll be dreaming of crisp autumn leaves and long hikes through the woods without danger of heatstroke....
Gregory Halili paints watercolor cityscapes, portraits and butterflies with plenty of detail, but on a miniature scale—sometimes as tiny as 1-1/2x2 inches.
Compare the photo reference and final works of Johannes Vloothuis to learn how to make the most of your plein air painting.
Johannes Vloothuis explains the pitfalls - and their solutions - of painting en plein air in this guest blog post at ArtistsNetwork.com
In the June 2015 issue of Pastel Journal, we asked five renowned landscape artists—Lorenzo Chavez, Liz Haywood-Sullivan, Barbara Jaenicke, Kim Lordier and Richard McKinley—about the most important ingredient to making a plein air outing a success? Here's a sampling of the responses:
In the June 2015 issue of Pastel Journal, five award-winning landscape artists—Lorenzo Chavez, Liz Haywood-Sullivan, Barbara Jaenicke, Kim Lordier and Richard McKinley—describe the power of painting en plein air and share tips and insights gathered from years of painting experience. Because one of the most daunting aspects of painting on location is knowing what to...
Q&A with Lorenzo Chavez, as seen in Art Journey America Landscapes, a beautiful collection of landscape paintings and practical techniques.
The sky is often one of the largest spaces in a pastel landscape painting by Charles Basham, a featured artist in the June 2015 issue of Pastel Journal. Get his 3 must-know pastel techniques for painting skies here!
“Whether I’m painting an abstract or realistic landscape, my goal is to convey the same sense of wonder and beauty that I experienced while on location,” says Karlyn Holman in Watercolor Artist (February).
Rivers and streams make excellent visual paths to draw the viewers in and lead them where you want. Because we crop out information for our paintings, how do we send a message to our viewers as to the size of the body of water?