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Landscape Painting: Techniques & Tutorials
One of the most incredible moments in my life was on a boat. I was just off the coast of Alaska on a tour of a bay. Sea otters had become my favorite animal on the planet while my husband and I waited to board, and once we set sail, we made a game of looking for bald eagles, sea lions and mountain goats along the shore…
Bold. captivating. Stunning. enthralling. exquisite. These are just a few of the descriptors used by the jurors of the 14th Annual Pastel 100 to describe their prizewinning selections. They also mentioned expected attributes such as strong design, textural qualities, and a fine handling of values, movement and color. Once an entry has met these criteria, however, the jurors have to turn to a more intangible measurement—the “wow factor.”
Using on-site sketches and reference photos, watercolor artist Jerry Smith recreates the rural outdoors from the comfort of his studio. In the April 2013 issue of Watercolor Artist, Smith shows how he moves from small-scale sketches to full-size paintings. Find everything …
Award-winning watercolor artist John Salminen juxtaposes nature’s beauty in urban settings around the world. In the April 2013 issue of Watercolor Artist, Salminen shares his watercolor painting techniques, the inspiration for his urban landscapes and his fear of painting trees. …
February 2013 Issue | Learn How to Paint a Portrait, Discover Different Approaches to Pastel Landscapes, Painting Inspiration and Pastel Techniques Aplenty
The February 2013 issue of Pastel Journal is a must-have for any artist interested in painting pastel landscapes. You’ll see how three artists with remarkably different approaches to the subject all manage to offer a sense of place that engages and transports viewers.