Landscape Painting: Techniques & Tutorials

Vincent's Gardens by Ralph Skea

Vincent’s Gardens by Ralph Skea

In his new book Vincent’s Gardens, author Ralph Skea surveys the gardens that were most revered by Van Gogh—from the parsonage gardens in the Netherlands to the romance of Parisian city parks; from the blazing flower beds of Provence to the asylum gardens that provided Van Gogh with peace and seclusion during his final...

Chuck McLachlan's Art Demo

Chuck McLachlan’s Dedication to Art Education

At 78 years of age, fine artist Chuck McLachlan continues to teach workshops in assisted living homes to encourage others. “Painting stimulates the brain. I like to help the residents, to help keep their minds going,” he says. Knowing that there’s always something new to learn, McLachlan continues to take workshops as well. “There...

IAPS 2011 master pastel demonstrations

New Art Videos | Pastel Masters Demonstrate Their Skillls

Three definite highlights of last spring's International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) Convention were the live painting demonstrations with three of today's pastel legends: Albert Handell, Elizabeth Mowry and Richard McKinley. Anybody who has had the privilege of watching these artists in action, as I have, knows that it is a magical experience.

PAstel by Richard McKinley

Pastel Pointers | The Limits of Photography for Painters

As I was cleaning out the studio the other day, I ran across a page from an article I’d saved from a February 2006 issue of Time Magazine. The article, “Twilight of the Bad Boy,” was about artist David Hockney. Many years ago, I was fortunate to see an exhibit of his work in...