Tag: How To Paint

watercolor art by thomas schaller--cityscape

A Sucker for Architecture

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…

Watercolor painting tips: Summer Haze by Jean Haines, watercolor painting. See how the abstract stems and leaves of these flowers are infused with a sense of play and freedom? That's what painting for the bin gets you!

Getting Trashed

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!…

This Is Why You Interpret Nature on Your Own Terms

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…