In the summer 2016 issue of Acrylic Artist we feature Donne Bitner and take a look at her watercolor-like paintings of invented landscapes and seascapes. We caught up with Bitner to take a closer look at her work New Day Dawning. Here’s what she had to say. Acrylic Artist: You’ve mastered...
Learn more about the fine art of framing your artworks in this exclusive article that explains it all: When to frame? Which frame? Glass options and more.
A list of 20 helpful working habits that will improve your success in the studio and in art business.
Learn how to turn your pastel disasters into beautiful paintings with helpful demos from Carole Katchen.
This Creativity Workshop post celebrates original sketch work in final paintings, revealing the drawing and line work in the painting composition. Get painting!
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.
Within the sphere of pastels, there are varying degrees of stick firmness. The level of softness or hardness of a pastel stick is dependent on the individual pigment characteristics, the addition of inert compounds, and the composition of the binder holding the pigment together. Generally, pastelists categorize the sticks in their...
The Fall 2013 issue of Drawing marks the magazine’s 10th anniversary, and as part of the celebration, we shined a spotlight on drawing instruction, an integral part of the magazine’s content for the last decade. Here, as part of that spotlight, we offer a brief excerpt from our article by Fernando...
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.
Richard Stephens challenged readers to create two 11×14-inch or larger watercolor paintings of any subject and in any style in 90 minutes, thereby loosening up along the way. View the prizewinning watercolor painting in Watercolor Artist's Creativity Workshop challenge here!
Deena S. Ball is constantly exploring different ways to exploit the magical beauty of watercolor painting, letting the paints run, puddle and interact to create wonderful watercolor texture. Learn how to add a little luminescence to your own watercolor painting process, and let your work glow!