Still Life Painting & Composition: Fruit Vegetables Vases & More

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Still Life Splendor: Acrylic Paintings from Marike Kleynscheldt

Marike Kleynscheldt creates still lifes that present a window into her passions and curiosities. The highly refined works often include items of special significance, adding a additional layer of meaning to her paintings. The artist’s work is featured in Acrylic Artist, a special summer release from the editors of The Artist’s Magazine, Watercolor Artist, Pastel...

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Watercolor Painting Techniques: Wet Glazing with Jean Pederson

WET GLAZING WITH WATERCOLOR In this art lesson from ArtistsNetwork.tv, watercolor artist Jean Pederson completes a wet-on-wet painting of three grapes, creating rich, juicy watercolor by layering transparent and opaque paint on a wet surface. You will learn exercises for painting wet-on-wet on a vertical surface, allowing you to adjust color and temperature, and...

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Lessons of Still Life Painting | Artist Claudia Seymour

As a genre, still-life compositions provide the artist more freedom than landscape or portrait painting to arrange commonplace objects that may be natural (flowers, plants, rocks, food, etc.) or man-made (vases, drinking utensils, books, jewelry, etc.). These components provide unlimited possibilities for compositional combinations encompassing the design elements of: Line, Shape, Color, Value, Tone,...

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Great Pastel Techniques for Using Symbolism in Art

Today’s artists can use a variety of methods to translate meaning into their paintings—composition, light and shadow, values, point of view, atmospheric light, as well as the objects themselves. Enjoy a still life gallery of Patricia Tribastone's symbolic pastels and the concept behind them, and read more about pastel techniques for symbolism in art...