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Tag: Still Life Painting & Composition: Fruit Vegetables Vases & More
Learn to Paint Glass in Watercolor It’s easier than you think! There’s a reason Soon Warren’s workshop, Vibrant Watercolor Techniques: Painting Glass is getting 5-star reviews. Several reasons, in fact, but they all boil down to this: great instruction on …
It’s no wonder that flowers are such a popular subject to paint, given their presence in our lives. Janet Walsh and Julie Gilbert Pollard use watercolor to create paintings of flowers that are full of movement and life.
In the December 2013 issue of Pastel Journal, we asked artists Leslie Lillien Levy and Claudia Seymour to conduct a “still life experiment” in order to see how color choices are central to artistic expression. The two painters chose five objects that they would both use in still-life setups of their own design: a blue-and-white cachepot, a brass jug, a silvered creamer, a copper teapot with blue-and-white handle and knob, and a blue lusterware creamer. Beyond the inclusion of these items, they were otherwise free to arrange the setup as they wished, adding items, choosing a lighting effect, and so on. As you can see here, the resulting paintings are surprisingly distinct and offer a revealing look into the personal approach artists bring to color.
If you think you’ve exhausted the possibilities of painting a specific subject, such as flowers, then think again. Chances are you’ve not yet experimented with Chinese watercolor painting–a style that is beautiful to behold, and when taught by Lian Quan …
The squash is a humble vegetable. It’s violently catapulted across fields in a sport called pumpkin chunking. It’s subjected yearly to eager hands equipped with carving knives, and then, it’s inevitably left to rot on front porches across America, while our attention moves to plants of the evergreen sort.
The blinding lights, the heat from an adrenaline rush, the clear music overtaking any distracting sounds…when I first viewed the painting ‘Mona Lisa Dances with Poppies’, a still life by Myra Schuetter, it was anything but “still” to me…
After creating an oil painting, you must varnish it. In ‘Making Art,’ which covers a variety of media, Ed Brickler explains the reason for varnishing, the two types of varnishes, and shares which type he prefers.