Color mixing is something I’m good at. Watercolor, acrylic, encaustic: I can mix and match and get just what I’d been hoping for – sometimes something even better than I’d hoped for. I discovered this fact quite by accident a couple of years ago, and it’s come in quite handy. I can save money...
Acrylic Artist, the top art magazine dedicated to working acrylic painters, profiled Ana Schmidt in the Winter 2016 issue. After spending time with Schmidt there was more to her story than would fit in the pages of the magazine so here’s more of her story! Discover how Schmidt sees, interprets and studies color when...
If you intend to sell your art or teach a course in watercolor painting, you need to know what "fugitive color" means.
The cardinal rule of color mixing in painting and drawing media is, “Don’t mix too much.”
Hank Washington’s paintings vibrate with color. In the summer 2016 issue of Acrylic Artist we shared an in-depth story about how this lifelong teacher has impacted his students’ creative lives while also refining his own painting techniques. Here’s another work by Washington not shown in the article, and a bit of our conversation with...
We all make mistakes once in a while, but isn’t it nice when we can avoid them in advance? When it comes to watercolor painting, you can save time and money by learning from a pro such as Soon Warren.
Color is the key element for creating harmony, mood and expression in a painting. Learn how to avoid having disconnected colors in this article by Stephen Quiller.
Understanding the play of warm and cool color variations is key to depicting lifelike fleshtones.
An exclusive excerpt about color and value from the new book "Watercolor Techniques" by Michael Reardon.
"Close-Up" gives you insider knowledge and an intimate view of a painting that is featured in The Artist's Magazine. "Texture and More Texture" by Jimmy Wright originally appeared in the November 2011 issue.
Watercolor artist Charles Henry Rouse drenches mosaic-style shapes with lively color to add a vibrant feel to his paintings. Follow along to see how he establishes the value system in his piece, Road Warriors, here.