Do you enjoy a good art book during your downtime from painting? That is probably a big YES! Artists love to read about other artists, get inspiration or learn about new techniques. Maybe it has something to do with the individualistic nature of painting. We love to have private time to reflect and think about creativity. With that in mind and the coming holiday season, I compiled a list of books from my library. See if you want to add any of these titles to your library.
We love Impressionist painting! That color, light, brushwork and so satisfying depictions of everyday scenes. No wonder so many artists want to learn that loose, Impressionist style. In this article and tutorial you will learn seven important techniques the Impressionists like to use. Adapt these techniques and practice them to give your paintings that loose and Impressionist feel.
By Malcolm Dewey, Professional artist and teacher
Are you tired of your paintings looking tight, lifeless and lacking the spark you were aiming for? This is very likely due to overworking your painting. In this article and video tutorial I'm going to show you a few tips and tricks that should be able to help you solve this problem. A few ideas and techniques you can pull out of thin air when you're really struggling to get your painting looking fresh and vibrant.
Why is is so difficult to create rich, vibrant color in paintings? Beginners especially struggle with this mostly because of one big problem. How to handle transparent and opaque colors. In this lesson we take a look at this issue and I will show you an easy technique to give your colors and paintings a boost.
More paintings are ruined because of too much white paint than any other reason. You composition can be great, but if your color is cold and chalky the painting will look sickly. Unfortunately most beginners cannot understand the problem. You want light color you add white, right? Not so fast!
Today I'm going to be show you some color mixing and more importantly, how to keep white paint out of your painting for as long as possible to get rich, deep color. Let's have a closer look.
You like to watch painting videos? So do I. Painting is visual and we learn so much by watching other artists paint. Everybody observes different things too. It is similar to an apprenticeship. We watch and absorb all we can. Learning is never ending. It is also fun and entertaining. This is why I have invested much of my time in creating paintings videos too.
In this article I am going to share with you my top 10 painting videos on my channel. Perhaps you have not seen some of them and this lists could be helpful to you. Lets begin.
The illusion of space and depth in representational paintings is very important. Without this element paintings are flat, boring and lifeless. How to get that third dimension is difficult. Many beginners struggle to pull off the illusion and are not sure what to do. In this article I am going to show you nine strong techniques you can use in your next painting.
Are you new to watercolor painting? Perhaps you are looking to start watercolors, but are not sure how to go about it. In this lesson I am going to discuss what brushes I prefer. We will look at a great set of brushes you should consider. Then watch a brief video demonstration where I will show you my process from start to finish. This is not difficult and beginners can try this out too. Let's take a look.
Color mixing is intimidating. Do you struggle to get your painting colors to match the subject? Does your color look cold and muddy? In this article you will learn three great professional tips you can apply right now. Your color mixing will improve overnight. Two of these tips will cost you nothing as well. What's not to like!
Let's jump in and have a look at number one.
How to develop your loose painting technique? In this article I'll be looking important questions asked by artists who are struggling to loosen up their painting style. Importantly how to stop themselves from falling back into old habits. Are you trying to loosen up your painting style to get a more impressionist look? But do you always seem to fall back into the safety of a tight style? This is the issue that we want to solve in this article.
Plus you can try an amazing exercise to break these habits. Take a look!