Art Composition: Golden Mean Point Perspective Linear & More

Art composition tips | Stone Breaker, Le Raincy by Georges Seurat, ArtistsNetwork.com

Art Composition: The Expression of Light and Dark Values

It’s the light and dark values in relationship to each other and the simplified massing of values that play such an important role in a composition’s design. In addition, those light and dark value relationships impact the quality of light and “luminosity” in a work, as well as strengthening an illusion of space, atmosphere...

Painting tips | Johannes Vloothuis, ArtistsNetwork.com

Painting Tips: The Value of Hard and Soft Edges

Editor’s Note: Johannes Vloothuis is back with more expert advice that will help you better understand how to paint. Scroll down to learn how to handle edges within your paintings in a variety of mediums, and then see Johannes in action when you preview any (or all!) of his landscape essentials workshops at ArtistsNetworkTV....

Abstract Art Techniques

Beyond Realism with Abstract Art Composition

Question Reality in the Name of Abstract Art When I was a teenager, I saw a bumper sticker that said, “Question Reality.” I found that idea intriguing, if somewhat baffling. But as an avid reader and artist, I associated the concept with my favorite forms of escapism, because that’s what artists and writers do...

Learn to Draw Perspective

Put Things Into Perspective! Learn to Draw

I just got back from a much needed week of vacation on Hilton Head island. The trip did me a world of good; not only did I get to relax and spend time with family, I got a chance to step away from my regular life and look at it (or ignore it completely) from...