Still Life Painting & Composition: Fruit Vegetables Vases & More

A still life is an exercise in design, as the artist arranges the elements. Learn what it takes to make a great still life painting—what makes an interesting still life composition, how to draw fruit, the art of painting flowers, as well as get still life painting tutorials—with these articles.

Step 11 for Glazing in Oils

Glazing in Oils: A Flower Demo

Growing & Pruning & Glazing Garden of Joy: Eleven Steps and Several Diversions Jane Jones writes out a step-by-step demonstration of how to paint her stunning, large-scale work, Garden of Joy (scroll to the bottom to see the completed piece.) In these 11 steps, she demonstrates glazing in oils, using Photoshop, editing composition and much...


Pastel Artist Daniel E. Greene | A Life in Pictures

Daniel E. Greene, whose career as a painter spans seven decades, has been committed to the pastel medium since first cutting his teeth in portraiture as a street artist in 1950s Miami. Although he has worked heavily in oil as well (most of his commissioned portraiture is done in that medium), in his personal work...

Acrylic painting demonstration by Angus Wilson at

Acrylic Painting Demonstration by Angus Wilson

Acrylic artist Angus Wilson shares a step-by-step for Acrylic Artist and readers. Wilson’s fragmented and vibrantly colored acrylic work has an impromptu air that belies a deliberate approach. Follow along, step-by-step, as he creates Fruits and Peruvian Lilies on Blue. The fall 2015 issue of Acrylic Artist features 11 additional paintings by Wilson....

How to Paint Glass in Watercolor

Learn How to Paint Glass

Learn How to Paint Glass Glass is a study of contradictions. Both durable and terribly fragile at the same time, it’s often able to withstand heat but shatters when dropped; it can be perfectly clear and see-through, or cloudy and opaque, blocking out the light and distorting reflections. It is both utilitarian in the...

Onion in Pen and Ink

Pen Drawing Techniques: Create Textures in Ink

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...