I liked this photo that I took of a koi pond with a reflection of the sky and surrounding trees; however, I felt the elements, particularly the leaves, were spread too evenly in the photo.
Learn to Paint Glass in Watercolor It’s easier than you think! There’s a reason Soon Warren’s workshop, Vibrant Watercolor Techniques: Painting Glass is getting 5-star reviews. Several reasons, in fact, but they all boil down to this: great instruction on a great subject: painting glass in watercolor. Soon brings some of her
I did this quick study on a piece of newsprint, using brown pastel. Note how I drew an interior frame, which helped me understand the comic intimacy of the scene.
As a child, I remember wandering the aisles of the local department store that was filled with patent leather shoes. Their shiny and reflective nature was mesmerizing. As an adult, they artistically inspired me. Not only were they shiny and reflective, but the heels were also very high. I began to think about how...
The squash is a humble vegetable. It’s violently catapulted across fields in a sport called pumpkin chunking. It’s subjected yearly to eager hands equipped with carving knives, and then, it’s inevitably left to rot on front porches across America, while our attention moves to plants of the evergreen sort.
Learn Soon Y. Warren's watercolor painting tips for capturing the fine details of flowers and reflective highlights of crystal in this step-by-step painting demonstration.
Artist, Sangita Phadke, paints larger-than-life fruits, flowers and vegetables using up to 10 layers of pastel with meticulous detail that brings her subjects into mouth-watering realism.It takes a lot of time to achieve such effects, but you can observe her approach right here in a time-lapse YouTube video in just a few minutes!
The blinding lights, the heat from an adrenaline rush, the clear music overtaking any distracting sounds...when I first viewed the painting 'Mona Lisa Dances with Poppies', a still life by Myra Schuetter, it was anything but “still” to me...
Myra Schuetter's watercolor painting involves lavish richness, as she selects objects that lend themselves to high visual drama. View some of her dazzling still life paintings here.
When designing a still life, you need to think in terms of directing the viewer’s eye to the still life elements. Working with contrasting values and color temperatures and using complementary colors can help accomplish this goal. All those contrasts can be introduced with a patterned cloth, but the pattern itself can become distracting....