Painting rocks, for me, is, in part, a matter of contrasts and harmonized similarities. Contrasts can consist of lights and darks; large and smaller areas; and sharp edges, lost edges and all edges in-between. Then there are the textural contrasts of the paint itself.
Terri Ford attributes the richness of her pastel colors to her loose, tonal underpainting. She demonstrates her underpainting process with a plein air pastel landscape.
When Dan Marshall began working with watercolors, he was immediately taken by the sensitivity of the medium and the atmospheric effects he could achieve in his watercolor landscapes. They feature a broad panning sweep; the compositional staging is highly stylized, abstract and near-cinematic. View a gallery of them here.
Marc Taro Holmes, who has made a career out of urban sketching, has found a solution to capturing panoramic views and he’s here to share it with you.
Get inspired with artists who are known for painting cityscapes, and discover tried-and-true tips from John A. Parks!
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...