Landscape Painting: Techniques & Tutorials

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The Art of Illusion | Use the Magic of Edges in Your Painting

Any creative who’s trying to depict reality—whether an author, sculptor or painter—must try to master the art of illusion. One of the most useful tools an artist can use to produce this magic is the manipulation of edges. The dictionary definition of “edge” is the line where an object or area begins or ends:...

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50 Shades of GREEN

Color Mixing & Celebrating Spring Happy St. Patrick’s Day! By all means, sip up the green beer, have green eggs and ham (blegh!), wear green (or, sometimes, orange), and pinch away at everyone who doesn’t play along, but for us artists this holiday means indulging the opportunity to celebrate the earthy, greedy, jealous, fertile,...

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Exhibition of the Month: The Landscape Drawings of Herman Maril

A number of outstanding 20th-century landscape drawings and paintings are currently on view at the Arkansas Arts Center, in Little Rock. The exhibition “Herman Maril: The Strong Forms of Our Experience” gathers together nearly 90 works by the noted Mid-Atlantic artist. On view through April 16, it is Drawing magazine’s exhibition of the month for March....

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A Landscape Drawing Lesson AND Free Caran d’Ache Pencils!

Welcome to your chance to win a set of quality drawing pencils from Caran d’Ache! To celebrate this special offer, we’re sharing the following free excerpt from Drawing for the Absolute Beginner by Mark and Mary Willenbrink. Featured is a step-by-step landscape drawing lesson on composition.  In the comments below, tell us: If you...

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Practicing Watercolor Buildings in the Idyllic English Countryside

Watercolor is perfectly suited to painting the soft, organic shapes in landscapes…but what about the hard lines of architecture? If you find yourself avoiding adding watercolor buildings to your art, this video is for you! Artist Geoff Kersey takes you to the Peak District to practice this essential skill, from sketching on location to...

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Brushwork Techniques for Expressive Watercolor with Sterling Edwards

Ever stood in the brush aisle at the art store and felt intimidated by the variety on offer? Flat brushes, round brushes, big brushes, little brushes, bristle brushes, synthetic brushes, skinny brushes, fat brushes… where to begin? And how to take advantage of watercolor brushwork in your paintings? Sterling Edwards has some answers for you. Since...