One of the most noteworthy aspects of Julie Heffernan’s work is how it supports the idea that oil painting is not just about paint application.
Learn how to oil paint in the alla prima style, with these four simple rules. That means in the present moment, all in one go. It’s about keen observation and making every stroke count!
My guilty pleasure in art happens to be Lawrence Alma-Tadema, but there is one still life painting I love with no guilt at all. Here’s why!
Gustave Courbet: The Rebel of the Romantic Movement Learning the details of an artist’s life–the drama, the struggles, the mundane–can make their history and contributions to art really come alive. Gustave Courbet’s life fits that bill. I loved discovering all the details of how he was heralded as a rebel of the Romantic movement and is…
Master painter and instructor Quang Ho discusses how he approaches detail in still life painting and what stepping away from the hydrangeas means.
On Canvas Artist Laura Shechter Takes a Turn Tagging NYC Graffiti Contemporary realist painter Laura Shechter made three decades worth of still lifes before she turned to urban cityscapes in 2002. By chance her husband snapped a picture during one of their walks along the gonnorhea-ridden Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. That showed Shechter how much the…
The master artists referenced or reproduced the most often in the first 10 issues of Drawing magazine, with illuminating comments from two drawing experts.
Plein air artists John Hulsey and Ann Trusty love their dogs. Here’s how their canine companions enhance their art-making process.
Drawing is a fundamental skill for artists, emphasis on “skill,” meaning there are basic drawing rules and approaches that work, including these six tips on how to draw anything accurately.
In a pencil, how can watercolor still have that same looseness
Whether you’re a beginner or an expert at watercolor painting, you’ll love this step-by-step demonstration on how to paint still life flowers in watercolor.
Still Life sOil on canvas. The bottle inspired me to put this composition together.