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Warren’s Top Watercolor Techniques Learn Soon Warren’s to get her favorite painting techniques you’ll be able to use every time you paint in watercolor. You’ll get helpful information on choosing your materials and supplies, and then you’ll work along with Soon to see how those paint properties can be used and adapted to your subject. You’ll learn the properties of staining vs. …


  • Currently Open for Submissions!


    The All Media Competition from The Artist’s Magazine is accepting entries. Details Here! Deadline is October 15, 2015. Other Upcoming Art Contests can be found on our Art Competitions page.

New Art Workshop Video

Colored Pencil Techniques: Glass with Janie Gildow

Preview Colored Pencil Techniques: Glass now for important characteristics of glass needed to portray this subject with realism and sparkle, as well as colored pencils tips for creating glass on a white surface, how to transfer line drawings to a dark surface, and easy exercises for portraying colored glass.

Visit for more information about Colored Pencil Techniques: Glass with Janie Gildow and other art workshops.

Art Demos & Techniques

  • Practicing Intuition | 9 Underpainting Exercises


    Whenever I’m demonstrating an underpainting technique, someone—at some point—will ask: Why did you put that color/value in that area? It’s a tough question to answer since so much of what I’m doing is responding to the current painting situation with an anticipation of what will be done with the over-layers of pastel to come.

Featured Art Books

  • All the Art eBooks You Could Want and a Few You Didn’t Know You Needed

    Acrylic Solutions

    The only thing better than buying one hardcover book at $19.99 or less is having access to a bunch of books at the same price! Did you know that you can access a lot of our books through our eBook subscription site before they ever reach shelves? It’s just one of the many benefits of subscribing ...

Northlight Shops


  • Art of the Carolinas 14th Annual Trade Show


    Registration now open! 14th Annual Trade Show at the Hilton North Raleigh. 100+ Workshops in all media! 35+ instructors. FREE admission and FREE parking! Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 14th, 15th & 16th. Workshops begin Thursday, Nov. 13th – Register online for the workshops. For more information visit or 800-827-8478 ext. 156 Sharon DiGiulio.  



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    THE NORTH LIGHT VIP PROGRAM IS BETTER THAN EVER! You’ll Love This Art Membership If: You want to dedicate yourself to your art & save at the same time You love learning new painting and drawing techniques & approaches You’re an artist looking to save money, get great deals and improve your painting or drawing For decades, North Light has ...