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In today’s video, mixed-media artist Sean Dye is painting a golden sky into his landscape, using a few sizes of palette knives rather than brushes.

As you probably know, palette knife painting is very different from painting with brushes, both in the techniques used to apply the paint to the canvas, and in the final texture of the painting. Take a look below to see how Sean makes it work:

NOTE: You can get Sean Dye’s full mixed-media DVD tutorial at Creative Catalyst.

In today's video, Linda Baker takes us through the same steps she uses when evaluating her paintings for clarity and contrast. In this particular case, she has decided that the pine cones in her painting are too similar, visually, to the background. To fix the problem, Linda mixes a dark yet colorful glaze, and adjusts her composition slightly to create a bit more contrast and finish up her painting: NOTE: You can get Linda's full-length watercolor DVD at Creative Catalyst. . . read more

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