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...

Pen and Ink with Watercolor Washes

One of my favorite art classes in high school involved learning how to do pen and ink drawings. There was something so satisfying about the way it required precision and care to get the rendering just right, yet at the same time, allowed for a kind of loose mark making with hatching, crosshatching, and...

Watercolor Painting for Beginners: The Basics and More

One of the reasons that watercolor artists choose this as their medium is because of the freedom it gives them to paint loosely. Of course, some choose to use certain watercolor painting techniques that give a more detailed result, too! But if you’re looking for a way to learn how to paint watercolor art,...

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...

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What the Heck is Zentangle?

Have you ever found that there’s a word for something that you’d been doing, but didn’t know that it was actually already an established “thing”? That’s exactly what Zentangle® is for me. As far back as grade school, I remember drawing symmetrical shapes in the margins of my notebooks during class, and certain patterns...

Watercolor Glossary of Terms

Just beginning in watercolor or need to “brush up” on your watercolor lingo? Here’s a glossary of common watercolor terms: analogous colors: colors that are closely related on the color wheel casein: a fast-drying, water-soluble paint derived from milk protein, or casein charging: technique that involves mixing two or more colors directly on the...

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Watercolor Artist August 2013 Issue: A Must-Have Art Resource for Watercolor Techniques

Take a sneak peek of the Watercolor Artist August 2013 issue in this video preview! With this must-have art resource you'll learn Gary Greene's watercolor techniques for water-soluble colored pencils, fall in love with Andy Wood's watercolor landscapes, create watercolor texture with Deena S. Ball and get watercolor painting ideas from modern masters.