If you want to paint with greater confidence you really need to understand the properties of your paints. I’m not just referring to paint color either. I’m referring to Your Paint’s Opacity.
Do you Really know whether the paints you are using are Opaque or Transparent?Continue Reading
Today you’ll learn precisely what the elements of art are and how these basic ingredients are used to create a work of art. You’ll start off with a basic list format and ultimately be taken through a multitude of examples including tons of shareable graphics. I’m also going to share my opinions on why I believe the most widely accepted wisdom in this field needs a slight change.
What colors do you mix to get brown? Today we cover all things regarding the color brown: how to make brown colors and how brown relates to the color wheel!Continue Reading
This is the story of yellow ochre, how important to it is in my paintings, and just how far I’ll go to get the perfect color I want!Continue Reading
This post will show you the best way to learn how to crosshatch like a pro! Crosshatching requires you to keep track of many lines, each drawn on a specific angle. I’ll teach you the secret wizardry of crosshatching. It’s easier than you’d think!
There was a time when I felt I had mastered painting values, compositions and had developed a fairly routine painting process. Actually I had hit a painting plateau and wasn’t really getting better at oil painting. I was good but not good enough. Mastering painting required me to work through some problems, many I was not even aware of. I’m grouping these painting problems into 10 areas of study. If you have painting experience already, these are the areas of study that will propel your painting to the next level!
I’m going to share with you an easy way to shade in a value scale using pencil, charcoal, and even paint. I’ll also be explaining why you should probably buy a value scale too if you are serious about getting better at your artwork.Continue Reading