A landscape painting tutorial from Johannes Vloothuis: How to make foregrounds with exciting visual paths that will usher your viewer to explore your painting.
In the winter issue of Drawing magazine, we introduce Rachel Burgess (www.rachel-burgess.com) and her monotype landscapes that are simultaneously subtle and substantial, exploring the potency of memory through visions of nature. Here we’re happy to present a larger sample of the artists work. To see even more, visit the artist’s website, and download or purchase your copy...
Landscape Painting Techniques If you’re dreaming of summer fields full of flowers and trees covered in foliage, there’s no reason not to take matters into your own hands. Why not learn how to paint a landscape full of sun and shadow? With Mark Mehaffey’s Paint Acrylic Landscapes: Understanding Sun and Shadow, you can learn...
Johannes Vloothuis offers tips for painting snow with warm colors to create a painting that viewers will love.
Brush watercolor over the abstract shapes formed by the ridges of crinkled rice paper to convey the appearance of foliage and blossoms. Cheng-Khee Chee shows how.
If you’ve ever spread frosting on a cake, you have an idea of the textural possibilities when using a painting knife to create an oil painting. Deborah-Quinn Munson explains how you can achieve a variety of effects, from the sweeping strokes to refined details.
When painting buildings, you'll be faced with a challenge: edges. Johannes Vloothuis for dealing with edges in landscape paintings.
Find drawing tips for urban sketching from Jake Spicer in this peek inside Draw: Teach Yourself How in 30 Lessons.
I often think of drawing and painting as two separate things, but in the reality of an artist, they overlap quite a bit. There are plenty of painters who will tell you that drawing is integral to their process. A painting starts life in sketches to determine composition, then a line drawing to act...
Painting subjects with buildings is one the most popular themes for artists. Humans readily identify themselves with man-made structures because it is part of their environment, like a nest to birds. Some artists make a living painting scenes solely with buildings. For me, they have always been the best-selling paintings.
Render a shadow side and a highlight to the shapes so you end up with the illusion of 3D forms in your landscape painting.