Create your own color-mixing charts to save time finding the right color mix when you're painting and to keep a record of the color mixes you want in your painting arsenal.
What draws you into your favorite pieces of art? Is it the use of color? The composition, perhaps? For Julie Gilbert Pollard, it’s the texture of the paint itself, specifically, for watercolor and oil painting.
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Wilson Bickford is a popular art instructor who is ready to shed some light on one of the oldest art mediums: oil.
Tim Kennedy offers glimpses of everyday life in his oil paintings of family and friends.
Apply the results of this art critique of a landscape painting to your own art to learn how to convey the big picture through details.
Growing & Pruning & Glazing Garden of Joy: Eleven Steps and Several Diversions Jane Jones writes out a step-by-step demonstration of how to paint her stunning, large-scale work, Garden of Joy (scroll to the bottom to see the completed piece.) In these 11 steps, she demonstrates glazing in oils, using Photoshop, editing composition and much...
Embracing both the beauty and pathos of the human condition, Candice Bohannon paints sensitively rendered portraits and figures in oil and graphite.
Once the proportions look good, I start adding more information. I find the eye sockets, the nose and the rest of the features. My advice: If you have to put some value down to see proportion, better do it, but don’t fall into shading or rendering. Remember, this stage is to facilitate the painting’s...
How to Paint Portraits Portrait painting is popular for a reason, and it’s tough to argue with the classics. Even in the age of the selfie stick and easy access to cameras, we’re drawn to formal portraiture; not only because we want the ability to control how we’re presented to the world, but because...
Kristy Gordon will teach you how to use both abstract and realism in your next painting with this useful step by step guide to painting in oil and acrylic.