Water is one of the most sought-out subjects in paintings. In this tutorial you will learn some valuable pointers on painting water reflections.
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.
Johannes Vloothuis addresses the challenges artists face when they want to paint waterfalls. Read his tips for painting water, and see an expert example here.
A landscape painting tutorial from Johannes Vloothuis: How to make foregrounds with exciting visual paths that will usher your viewer to explore your painting.
In the winter issue of Drawing magazine, we introduce Rachel Burgess (www.rachel-burgess.com) and her monotype landscapes that are simultaneously subtle and substantial, exploring the potency of memory through visions of nature. Here we’re happy to present a larger sample of the artists work. To see even more, visit the artist’s website, and download or purchase your copy...
Landscape Painting Techniques If you’re dreaming of summer fields full of flowers and trees covered in foliage, there’s no reason not to take matters into your own hands. Why not learn how to paint a landscape full of sun and shadow? With Mark Mehaffey’s Paint Acrylic Landscapes: Understanding Sun and Shadow, you can learn...
Johannes Vloothuis offers tips for painting snow with warm colors to create a painting that viewers will love.
Brush watercolor over the abstract shapes formed by the ridges of crinkled rice paper to convey the appearance of foliage and blossoms. Cheng-Khee Chee shows how.
If you’ve ever spread frosting on a cake, you have an idea of the textural possibilities when using a painting knife to create an oil painting. Deborah-Quinn Munson explains how you can achieve a variety of effects, from the sweeping strokes to refined details.
When painting buildings, you'll be faced with a challenge: edges. Johannes Vloothuis for dealing with edges in landscape paintings.
Painting subjects with buildings is one the most popular themes for artists. Humans readily identify themselves with man-made structures because it is part of their environment, like a nest to birds. Some artists make a living painting scenes solely with buildings. For me, they have always been the best-selling paintings.