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.

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Learn to Draw with Grant Fuller’s Drawing Workshop

Drawing Lessons Made Easy! Learn to draw with Grant Fuller, as he demonstrates several easy drawing techniques in his art instruction workshop for creating accurate sketches of the world around you. You’ll get fantastic instruction on line work, edges and values, along with Grant’s favorite tips for accurate proportions and perspective. You’ll love these...

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Watercolor Painting Techniques: Wet Glazing with Jean Pederson

WET GLAZING WITH WATERCOLOR In this art lesson from ArtistsNetwork.tv, watercolor artist Jean Pederson completes a wet-on-wet painting of three grapes, creating rich, juicy watercolor by layering transparent and opaque paint on a wet surface. You will learn exercises for painting wet-on-wet on a vertical surface, allowing you to adjust color and temperature, and...

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Lessons of Still Life Painting | Artist Claudia Seymour

As a genre, still-life compositions provide the artist more freedom than landscape or portrait painting to arrange commonplace objects that may be natural (flowers, plants, rocks, food, etc.) or man-made (vases, drinking utensils, books, jewelry, etc.). These components provide unlimited possibilities for compositional combinations encompassing the design elements of: Line, Shape, Color, Value, Tone,...

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Great Pastel Techniques for Using Symbolism in Art

Today’s artists can use a variety of methods to translate meaning into their paintings—composition, light and shadow, values, point of view, atmospheric light, as well as the objects themselves. Enjoy a still life gallery of Patricia Tribastone's symbolic pastels and the concept behind them, and read more about pastel techniques for symbolism in art...