For many years now, Ann and I have had a running debate about the color green. Specifically, the greens I mix and use in my landscape paintings vs. the greens she mixes for hers. She thinks the greens in my color schemes tend toward the too-blue side and I often find that her greens, especially in foliage...
Painting in a group means gaining insights from others and solidifying your own point of view. As much as the stereotype of the solitary painter working alone and shutting him- or herself off from the world makes artists seem mysterious and cool, I’ve found that artists tend to be fairly social...
Posted to Artist Daily
by Courtney Jordan
on 30 Jan 2011
Filed under: plein air, How To Paint, Mixed Media, Artist Daily, shading, Drawing Basics, Color, Art
The 10 Finalists in the Watercolor Cover Competition offer their insights on the creative process—from finding inspired subjects to selecting materials to applying the final details. Cymbidium Equinox by Kory Fluckiger, 2004, watercolor, 27 x 19. Collection Suzanne Lindquist. Hydrangea Blue by...
Posted to Quick Sketches
by American Artist
on 6 Jun 2008
Filed under: painting, drawing, color, plein air, how to paint, Still Life, sketching, shading, Drawing Basics, Art Competitions, Art, Artist Daily
As one studies a new medium, it can be useful to learn about the process of masters that came before in order to gain inspiration and insight into tackling various techniques. Here we focus on the great watercolorists of the past. Mink Pond by Winslow Homer, 1891, watercolor over graphite on heavy white...
Selecting a palette of colors often means limiting the choices, making studies, and experimenting along the way. by Christopher Willard One of the keys to successful watercolor painting is to choose a workable set of colors. Today, with the wide range of watercolors available, there is no particular...
Posted to Beginners Watercolor Blog
by American Artist
on 9 Jan 2008
Filed under: watercolor painting, landscape painting, painting flowers, Drawing Basics, Plein Air, Portrait Painting, shading, Pastel, Color, Art, Artist Daily