White Isn’t Always White One of the mistakes even experienced artists make is to assume that white is actually white. What else would it be? But the white of a shadow on a flower is vastly different from the white of the sun hitting fresh snow, and the mind has a way of interpreting what...
Learn how evoke emotion in your art by using the Munsell Color System. Charlotte Wharton, author of The Language of Energy in Art, explains how.
An excerpt from Ron Hazell's "The Artist's Guide to Painting Water in Watercolor," on creating a value study.
Feeling mischievous? Ask a group of painters what colors are best for a plein air palette—then sit back and enjoy the show! But, as Michael Chesley Johnson explains, there are some basic considerations when selecting a palette for painting en plein air.
This demonstration is from “What Color Is Red?” by Koo Shadler from the January/February issue of The Artist’s Magazine. Lesson in Local Color By Koo Schadler Image 1 is a simple still life photo that I give to students as a preliminary painting exercise. Not uncommonly, a student begins by identifying the local colors of the various...
Wilson Bickford says that utilizing color is what brings joy to his painting experience. Here he explains the basic concepts of color theory.
Capturing the light falling on a subject is a challenge that artists have sought out for centuries. In order to convey the mood and atmosphere of light in the medium of pastel,we must learn how color communicates light’s temperature, and select our pigments accordingly.
While this art is beautiful all on its own, there are things I can do to make it look very different. I used the tinting technique to enhance these graphite drawings of mine when each drawing was done.
Learn how making your own neutral colors can add pizzazz to your painting in this watercolor tutorial by Bev Jozwiak.
While I wouldn’t describe all of Patti Mollica’s paintings as quiet, I would say they’re humbly bold. She could use all the colors of the rainbow, but instead she goes in for the win by narrowing her choices, coming up with art that speaks volumes.
Judi Betts was paying attention when she watched Millard Sheets demonstrate one of his watercolor techniques on how to section off the surface and invent color chords to make an underpainting that provided texture, shape and value.