As a plein air enthusiast, Anne Laddon has adjusted her painting supplies over the years to make herself as mobile as possible. “I really like to keep the weight down, especially in Mexico, where I’m walking on cobblestone streets up and down and all across town,” she says. “I just can’t carry around 15...
Richard McKinley shares how he experiments with various elements and principles of design to keep a painting from becoming compositionally predictable.
Johannes Vloothuis uses a variety of landscape painting examples to demonstrate how to effectively use a photo reference.
“These places I paint, I know them intimately,” says Thomas McNickle of the tranquil surroundings located just minutes from his Pennsylvania home. “Even as a little child, I had two overwhelming interests in life: one was art, and the other was nature." Get his must-have tips for plein air sketching here!
Ian Ramsay pushes his architecture- and maritime-inspired watercolor landscapes beyond the facts of his reference photos to create mood and a feeling of being there. View some of these enchanted vistas here!
Liz Haywood Sullivan shares a detailed lesson on how to paint a landscape using pastel.
Now is a great time for many to focus on seasonal opportunities, like learning how to draw trees when they’re full of their beautiful green foliage.
Today we feature two artists who create watercolor landscapes that were born out of pushing limits.
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.