Yes, you read that right. Tarot card reader Pilar Abel, age 60, claims the famous surrealist painter, Salvador Dalí, was her estranged father.
The idea of a limited color palette can scare those of us who love to give the color wheel a workout. But, working with only a few colors can be liberating.
Painting from a photo isn’t as straightforward as it sounds. Artists should know a few best practices to follow and not-so-great practices to avoid.
Drawing faces correctly is often a matter of proportion and understanding the angles of the features and the distance that lies between them.
Lists Are Great Things for Artists Sometimes I get list fever, and today this is one of those days. I have made a grocery list, a list of gifts I need to buy, and a list of artists I want to look up. The only list I haven’t made yet is my list of lists! But…
The process of underpainting does not have the best reputation and yet it is an incredibly useful way to incorporate bold and complex color in your art.
How a Watercolor Artist Paints Every Moment of the Day Plein air artists are the first to tell you that you can go back to the same paint site over and over again during different times of day and it is like being in a whole new place every time. Light does that! It can turn…
In a rare video clip, learn how Claude Monet crafted his landscape paintings, from how he held a brush to his gestures and more.
Why Not Learn from an American Master? I try and shy away from describing art in bombastic terms. It can become a slippery slope of flowery language with no real takeaways. But when I’m studying the works of no less than John Singer Sargent, phrases like tour-de-force and mind-boggling just sort of slip out. I…
Art lovers ooh and aah over Winslow Homer, and they’re right to do so. His Road in Bermuda is a watercolor painting example that shows his consummate skill.
Discover 10 tips for landscape art, so you can step outside the studio and easily bring this beautiful season into your paintings and drawings.
Although there are tons of painting techniques you should know, these three are essential to keep in mind when starting your next painting.