Want to make beautiful abstract art? Debora Stewart offers advice on (and inspiration for) making abstract flowers.
Drawing glass, and other transparent things, is not as hard as it may seem. What makes it seem difficult is not because of the subject itself; it's because of how we think about it.
Thomas Schaller's watercolor paintings alone are enough to stir emotion in the viewer, but add to that his journey and you’ll have a new level of appreciation.
When a landscape painting has a specific mood, it's likely to be more successful. View a wide range of landscape art by Johannes Vloothuis here.
What do you think of when you hear the words “urban sketching?” You probably envision artists studying and drawing the shapes and colors of office buildings, busy streets and perhaps oblivious passersby on their way to important, countless appointments. What’s interesting to me is comparing the similarities and differences among urban sketches across this...
I just got back from a much needed week of vacation on Hilton Head island. The trip did me a world of good; not only did I get to relax and spend time with family, I got a chance to step away from my regular life and look at it (or ignore it completely) from...
You can wish and hope and wish some more, but there’s only one way to achieve a level of greatness in painting art: to practice and study those who’ve paved the way before you.
Averil Gilkes explains her attraction to the seascape as a fascination with atmosphere. One can feel her long-standing dedication to the subject in her transportive pastel painting, which depicts glistening shores and rolling skies.
Graphite drawing tips: Lee Hammond explains how to draw skies, clouds, and sunsets with graphite.
White Isn’t Always White One of the mistakes even experienced artists make is to assume that white is actually white. What else would it be? But the white of a shadow on a flower is vastly different from the white of the sun hitting fresh snow, and the mind has a way of interpreting what...
When it comes to figure drawing, understanding the elements of lighting is key to successfully rendering the volume of the human figure.