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
Sometimes you want to draw attention to an element in a work of art. Unfortunately creating emphasis is often convoluted by fancy art-speak. Here’s 8 simple ways to create emphasis that you can start using right now.Continue Reading
Do you get frustrated when you are mixing paint and end up with mud? Avoiding muddy colors is easy if you follow these simple rules.
Saturation tends to be the hardest component of color to understand. After reading this post you’ll have a clear understanding for what is saturation. You’ll finally grasp how to see and use saturation in your everyday artwork!Continue Reading