When it comes to being able to draw with a paintbrush, no one can touch Dutch Master Rembrandt. Here’s Why.
Explore ink drawing artists of note and what makes their work so unique and exceptional. Delve into pen and ink art to understand the medium’s possibilities.
In a rare video clip, learn how Claude Monet crafted his landscape paintings, from how he held a brush to his gestures and more.
Do you know these three basic characteristics of any good painting? Keep these key tips in mind as plan your next composition.
Eloquent and unexpected use of color, and color mixing, is often what divides beginning painters from the greats. Here are key tips to colorful success!
Here are 10 dos and don’ts of pastel art. To start: rethink everything you do with respect to painting with pastel and mixed media.
Watercolor Art of the City Arches, towers, doorways, bridges, and vaulted ceilings — I love all aspects of architecture and engineering. And, it was through these things that I first started to appreciate plein air painting. Before, when I was trying to understand what plein air was all about, I was sort of “meh” about the idea…
Learn how to paint imagined places and situations from French artist Philippe Jacquet, who captures worlds of creativity and invention.
Giovanni Boldini’s sketchy style is half free gesture and half unrestrained abstract painting. A reminder that painting with freedom and looseness is key!
Avoid this beginner painting mistake that has nothing to do with innate ability but instead has to do with a simple thing called color.
Watercolor Painting Tips from the Bin I’ve heard of painting for yourself, for school, for work, but painting for the trash can?! Artist and instructor Jean Haines says it might sound odd but when you paint like it doesn’t “matter” all of a sudden you loosen up and just might produce your best art ever!…
Your Version of Reality Counts Most as a Landscape Artist I love creative people who know their own minds. Landscape artist Peter Fiore considers his paintings “reorchestrations” of reality. “A painting is what I envision,” he says, “not necessarily what nature gave me.” That’s the spirit! Enjoy Peter’s tips on how to suss out your…