Landscape Painting: Techniques & Tutorials

Watercolor techniques | Johannes Vloothuis, ArtistsNetwork.com

Watercolor Techniques: Controlling the Paint

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...

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...

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Best of Pastel Pointers | Handling Edges in a Landscape Painting

The handling of the edges within a painting can be subconsciously intimidating to an artist, which can have a subsequent effect on how product is applied. When the elements that make up the subject matter of a scene are visually recognized, we intellectually understand that they are separated from one another—that there is space...