There’s some important reasons I don’t copy photographs when I make paintings.
Welcome! You’re probably arriving here from “Tea Time” my 5 part video series on how to paint a still life using oil paints.
If you make a wooden palette or buy one available from your art supply store you might find that it is not quite balanced on your forearm and wrist. Today I’ll show you how you can make a counterbalance for your handheld palette to make holding the palette way more comfortable!
Why some “earth tone” paints are irreplaceable to a painter. Some of this may surprise you but it’s imperative you understand the important role these colors play in an artists paint kit.Continue Reading
Interested in learning how to master color? Find out why Munsell Color Charts can drastically help you as an artist not only understand color better but gain predictable results when mixing your paints!
Want to learn how to use a palette knife? Here’s a palette knife tutorial for getting the most out of your painting sessions and learning the basics of paint mixing.Continue Reading
Are you are a beginner artist and looking to add some depth to your drawings? One point perspective is an important first step to making parts of your drawing look 3D.
Looking for some beginner oil painting tips? The following is a comprehensive oil painting tutorial which will help novices make sense of the various oil painting materials and techniques. Which thinner to use? What are mediums for? How to clean my brushes? It’s all here!
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.
Did you know that a thumbnail sketch can help you plan your artwork out before you invest in a ton of time and materials. Thumbnail drawings are easy to draw and super helpful. Let’s learn exactly what these sketches are and how thumbnail drawings can help you right now!