Christine Ivers's pastel nocturnes beautifully capture the warm glow that can only be seen at night, but the technique she uses need not be mysterious to you.
"My goal is to paint something convincing," says Randall Exon. "There's a certain type of authenticity that I think I can only reach through my own memory banks."
Painting rocks, for me, is, in part, a matter of contrasts and harmonized similarities. Contrasts can consist of lights and darks; large and smaller areas; and sharp edges, lost edges and all edges in-between. Then there are the textural contrasts of the paint itself.
Terri Ford attributes the richness of her pastel colors to her loose, tonal underpainting. She demonstrates her underpainting process with a plein air pastel landscape.
When Dan Marshall began working with watercolors, he was immediately taken by the sensitivity of the medium and the atmospheric effects he could achieve in his watercolor landscapes. They feature a broad panning sweep; the compositional staging is highly stylized, abstract and near-cinematic. View a gallery of them here.
Marc Taro Holmes, who has made a career out of urban sketching, has found a solution to capturing panoramic views and he’s here to share it with you.
Get inspired with artists who are known for painting cityscapes, and discover tried-and-true tips from John A. Parks!
What separates watercolor from the other opaque mediums is the brilliance and the amount of light the painting has. I would even take the liberty to say that the overall painting seems to be one value lighter. You can place a watercolor on a wall and you really don’t need gallery lights, whereas with...
Read about Christine Ivers, who uses pastels for stunning day and nighttime paintings.
Use short strokes with the chisel point of a pencil to create realistic texture in your landscapes. Read more...
When you open your eyes to it, you may notice that there’s a ripple effect to so many things that happen in our lives. Sometimes the smallest daily minutiae can spark us to take an action. I know that you likely see dozens of articles in a day, for example, each of which is filled with...