Modern Oil Painting Needs an Old Master’s Boost: Glazing “Just as we can look deep within a ruby so can we look deep within a skillful glaze.” Powerful words from Michael Wilcox but he knows that of which he speaks–and delivers! The author of a gorgeous book simply titled, Glazing, Wilcox offered us this excerpt that gives...
Master basic drawing techniques and tips for drawing in charcoal. Then put your skills to the test to draw an eye-catching still life in just five steps.
If you’ve ever spread frosting on a cake, you have an idea of the textural possibilities when using a painting knife to create an oil painting. Deborah-Quinn Munson explains how you can achieve a variety of effects, from the sweeping strokes to refined details.
Learn the basics of two-point perspective by constructing a simple house together step by step. We’ll imagine the house is on a little hill and we’re viewing it from somewhere down the hill; that is, our eye level is below the house. The structure is turned so that it’s in two-point perspective—we can see...
The Annual Art Competition is your chance to show off your skills, and our chance to finally see your work! Here are all the ways you win by entering!
To a large extent, the success of the presentation of your paintings and drawings literally hangs on the hardware you choose. A little knowledge could save your art!
If you focus on acquiring solid drawing skills, your painting will be much stronger. Read Nicholas Raynolds's free step-by-step on drawing a portrait with graphite.
Elaine Kurie believes the years she devoted to still life also helped shape her understanding of the figure. Read more from April's Artist of the Month.
Painting the mouth can be a challenge but, done right, the mouth becomes one of the most expressive aspects of the face. Candace Bohannan shows how the masters handled this important feature.
Choosing a subject can be tough, as not every muse will be right for every project. Read these 3 artists tips on mastering your subject matter.
In last year’s Annual Art Competition, we had the pleasure of getting to know oil artist Kadir Nelson. His piece A Hole in the Roof puts a unique spin on figurative work; it’s brimming with personality and story. Read below for a more in-depth conversation with the artist about his process and inspiration, and...