Landscape Painting: Techniques & Tutorials

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So, What’s Your Hook?

Knowing the hook—or what it is that attracted me to a certain scene—is key to producing a successful landscape painting. It's the concept. If I don’t know why I’m doing it, then I won’t know what to do. Following this concept is also useful in terms of knowing when a painting is finished. Think...

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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? Sterling Edwards has some answers for you. Since sometimes, knowing the right brushes and the paint techniques you...

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Negative Space in Painting | Embrace the Negative for Positive Results

Retaining a positive outlook when painting is an important factor to a successful outcome. As any athlete will attest, if you think you’ll hit the ball, you probably will. By keeping a positive can-do attitude as an artist, you’ll likely produce a more confident painting. Yet there’s one instance when a negative viewpoint may prove...