Are you taking your art seriously? Do you want to go professional either full time or part time? If so then you do need a professional online gallery to display your work. Your online gallery stays open all of the time and must show your work in the best way possible. Ideally you want to have your work seen by collectors internationally. Plus other art professionals in order to network with and seek new opportunities. On top of this you do not want the hassle of designing the website. Oh yes ... some help with your marketing would be nice too.
If this sounds like something you need then a FASO website will be ideal. Read on and find out how you can also get $200.00 of free advertising for your art.
Is a work in pastels a drawing or a painting? I have come across this debate many times. It depends and I tend to leave it at that. Are you doing a line drawing or are you applying layers of color? The latter would be a painting as far as I’m concerned. In a recent work it struck me that the techniques I was using reminded me of painting. Except I was using a dry pigment instead of wet. Aside from that difference I was going about it in the same way as a painting.
In this article and video I am going to demonstrate how you can paint a beach scene using a few pastel techniques.
Do you love visiting the beach? Summer holidays, wild winter walks along the sand dunes, sunrise or sunset along golden sands. All your senses engaged in the sounds, sights and smells of the beach and sea. It is special alright. For the artist there are subjects to paint galore. But tricky as well if you want to describe the light accurately. Mixing the color of sand, for example, is important since it is, well … the beach!
In this article I take a closer look at painting the colors of the beach. Grab your sand-board and let’s get started.
If you looking for a short and fun painting course that will teach you all the basics of painting a beautiful landscape then From Acrylics to Oil Painting in Five Easy Steps is the right course for you. This course is designed to be a step-by-step introduction to oil painting. It is also a great way to get an understanding of the difference between acrylic and oil painting. Read on to find out more about this course and what it covers .
Color mixing remains a constant challenge for artists. Most of the questions that I get from students is how to mix certain colors. Of these many relate to mixing flesh colors. This is understandable when you consider the colors used by masters like Rembrandt. Look at the portrait of Rembrandt above. The variety of colors used are astonishing. A magnificent achievement. How can our paltry color mixes come close to this?
In this article I will give you the exact process that you can follow to get better at mixing flesh tones.