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Pastel Painting Demonstration by Desmond O'Hagan

Capture the Romance of Light & Color in Pastel

Painting light and color has never been this beautiful! As a painter of pastel and oils, artist Desmond O’Hagan loves the variety of options when working with pastels–with so many colors to choose from, pastel is the perfect choice for painting light and color. Balancing warm against cool, light against dark, and intense against...

Still Life Painting with Richard Robinson

Improve Your Painting with Still Lifes

Get back to basics with a still life painting! Still life paintings allow you to take your time to focus on light and shadow, values, color, and shapes in a controlled atmosphere. Setup a Simple Still Life A great still life begins with the setup. Follow Richard Robinson’s tips for setting up a simple still life....

February 2017 Artist of the Month | Oil Painter Kelly Birkenruth

Congratulations to oil painter Kelly Birkenruth, our February Artist of the Month! Birkenruth was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! Her piece Limes and Laughs can be seen below. Read more about the artist and why the limes in the piece were a fun challenge for her. Avon, Connecticut ~ kellybirkenruth.com My paintings tend to take...