|For the artist on everyone’s holiday gift list, including your own, here are our Top 10 Art Technique Videos to instruct and inspire.|
- Nancy Reyner’s Acrylic Revolution
- Painting Realistic Landscapes in Pastel: Skies with Liz Haywood-Sullivan
- How to Paint Skin Tones in Oil with Chris Saper
- Encaustic Techniques with Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch
- Three Stages for Successful Pastel Paintings with Richard McKinley
- Drawing Secrets: Realistic Faces with Carrie Stuart Parks
- Painting the Sea in Watercolor with Grant Fuller
- Painting Trees in Watercolor, Pen & Ink with Claudia Nice
- Color Harmony for Luminous Pastels with Colleen Howe
- Basic Acrylic Painting: Tips & Techniques with Mark Mehaffey
|Nancy Reyner’s Acrylic Revolution
A favorite since Nancy created this DVD with Artistsnetwork.tv in 2009, this DVD has appeal for beginner and advanced acrylic painters as Nancy demonstrates how to paint an abstract landscape painting step by step, sharing how to use acrylic paint in a watercolor style, with oil painting techniques, and in conjunction with a variety of helpful mediums.
Click here to learn more and to preview Nancy Reyner’s Acrylic Revolution now.
“Really worth it to splurge on this DVD. I’m a junkie for videos on how to do stuff, and this DVD really gave a whole lotta info on how to use acrylic mediums in interesting ways.” –Amy W.
|Painting Realistic Landscapes in Pastel: Skies with Liz Haywood-Sullivan
A firm believer of taking time out to lay on your back and watching the clouds, master pastelist Liz Haywood-Sullivan shows you how to use pastel to paint a colorful, cloud-filled sky in this video. She places focus on lessons to achieve contrast, a variety of edges, subtle color shifts, perspective and general pastel painting techniques so you can create your own gorgeous skies! Click here to learn more and to preview Painting Realistic Landscapes in Pastel: Skies now.
|How to Paint Skin Tones in Oil with Chris Saper
Make painting skin tones easy with Chris Saper’s video. Chris demonstrates oil painting lessons for achieving the right color every time, and shares general portrait painting tips along the way. Click here to learn more and to preview How to Paint Skin Tones in Oil now.
|Encaustic Techniques with Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch
If you love the depth and luminosity of encaustic paintings, but have been afraid to play with fire, have no fear, Patricia’s easy instruction for encaustic painting starts with setup and safety tips. Patricia then shares several fun techniques for glazing color, embedding objects, correcting mistakes and more! Click here to learn more and to preview Encaustic Techniques now.
|Three Stages for Successful Pastel Paintings with Richard McKinley
Many know and love this pastel artist from his Pastel Pointer’s blog–that’s where ArtistsNetwork.tv found him too! The in-depth pastel techniques and painting lessons Richard covers in this video will allow you to create pastel paintings full of energy and emotion. Click here to learn more and to preview Three Stages for Successful Pastel Paintings now.
“I’ve been getting a few pastel books from regular book stored and they have all been pretty average. This one is fantastic and covers everything that a beginner would need to know in great detail. More importantly I keep looking through it and getting inspired to try different things.” –Tim M.
|Drawing Secrets: Realistic Faces with Carrie Stuart Parks
A favorite for the beginner, Carrie’s background as a police sketch artist and art instructor, have given her years of experience on the drawing tips & techniques needed to capture a likeness, and she shares these with you now in this easy-to-follow video. Click here to learn more and to preview Drawing Secrets: Realistic Faces now.
|Painting the Sea in Watercolor with Grant Fuller
Living near the coast of western Canada, Grant Fuller’s love of water comes though in this video as he shares his watercolor techniques for painting foam, breakers, waves and wet sand. Follow along with his demonstration step by step to create bring your waterscapes to life. Click here to learn more and to preview Painting the Sea in Watercolor now.
|Painting Trees in Watercolor, Pen & Ink with Claudia Nice
Known for her easy-to-follow instructions and insightful details, this video from Claudia is no exception and will show you how to paint a watercolor landscape, using pen & ink to add texture, contrast and unity. Follow along for watercolor techniques such as wet-in-wet, glazes, color mixing, brushstrokes and more! Click here to learn more and to preview Painting Trees in Watercolor, Pen & Ink now.
|Color Harmony for Luminous Pastels with Colleen Howe
Every lover of color has to give pastel a try–it’s pure pigment! Colleen’s right there with you and shows you her pastel techniques for bringing out vibrant clean color with pastel. Click here to learn more and to preview Color Harmony for Luminous Pastels now.
|Basic Acrylic Painting: Tips & Techniques with Mark Mehaffey
From which brush is best, to an exploration of various common colors and how they work together, art instructor, Mark Mehaffey helps even the most true beginning painter find success with acrylic paint. Mark’s easy-to-follow acrylic techniques will lead you to success with this versatile medium. Click here to learn more and to preview Basic Acrylic Painting: Tips & Techniques now.
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