Other Art Mediums Including Gouache Tempera Digital & Collage

Between (encaustic on wood panel) by Serena Barton. This piece borrows colors and an aged look from the pottery shards photograph.

Back Porch Inspiration | Wabi-Sabi Painting

Collage artist Serena Barton challenges artists to break free from a focus on precision and to embrace wabi-sabi—the Japanese philosophy of finding beauty in imperfection and transience—to make mixed-media art with a worn, timeless appeal. Follow Serena as she finds inspiration in her own backyard. “I took this picture on my first wabi-sabi walk...

silverpoint drawing by Koo Schadler

Drawing With Metalpoint, the Unsung Hero

Metalpoint (also known as silverpoint) is a fascinating medium that’s coming back into popularity. I happily root for the unsung hero, and since metalpoint isn’t mainstream (yet!), here are some perfect examples of what can be achieved in the medium from Drawing magazine.

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Mixed Media Collage | Brenda Swenson

Watercolorist Brenda Swenson shakes creative boredom by making colorful mixed-media collages. Here she shares her step-by-step process for San Juan Bautista Mission (watercolor collage on paper, 11×15). Read her article “Little Pieces of Color” in Watercolor Artist (June 2011).   Step 1: Drawing the Image on Watercolor Paper Consulting my reference photo (below), I...

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Sealing Oil Pastels

Is there a way to seal or coat an oil pastel painting so that you can hang it without need for glass? Find out in this "Ask the Experts" from The Artist's Magazine.

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Discovering Oil Pastels

Are oil pastels compatible with other (non-oil) pastels, and do the same application techniques apply? Do they have any different requirements for such things as supports, priming and fixing? Find out in this "Ask the Experts" article!