"Party Bags" by Jaye Schlesinger

Jaye Schlesinger: In the Bag

Jaye Schlesinger paints still lifes in oil that feature the modern-day symbols of brand names, logos and consumer products so we can see them with new eyes and gain a better understanding of ourselves.

What you need to know about watercolor pigments | Johannes Vloothuis, ArtistsNetwork.com

What You Need to Know About Watercolor Pigments

Watercolor artists who take their craft seriously will know the different classification of the paints and how to exploit them. In my last tutorial I indicated the differences in the watercolor paper. Now we will analyze what goes on the paper and how these pigments behave for watercolor painting. Classification of Pigments Used for Watercolor...

Q&A: What Can You Use Acrylic Paint On?

You already know that there’s a plethora of techniques for using acrylic paint. The medium has to go onto something, though, and so it’s no surprise that one common question is: “What can you use acrylic paint on?” Never fear–as always, we have the answers for you. Michael Skalka addresses this in the newest...

Landscape Art: Oil Painting Tips

Landscape Art: Oil Painting Tips for Beginners

I love new year’s resolutions, and as I start thinking about the ones that I’m going to tackle for 2015 (and what art supplies to put on my Christmas wish lists), I’m turning my focus toward trying out new mediums. I love my acrylics, but I’m a big believer in branching out, and after...

How to Paint Gardens in Pastel: Impressionist Landscape Art

Learn How to Paint Gardens in Pastel Pastels are great for creating Impressionistic landscape art, reminiscent of Monet’s garden pictures. If you’re a fan of the Impressionist style, which is characterized by an emphasis on visual strokes and light and shadow, and want to learn some of the pastel painting techniques for creating a...

Touchable Textures in Colored Pencil

In colored pencil, underpainting involves first tinting the paper surface with the subject’s light, underlying color. To do this, you apply solvent or water. This is a technique that doesn’t destroy the tooth of the paper, so you can create, with subsequent layers in colored pencil, visually tactile textures and other effects—from the illusion...