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:
In today's video clip Linda Baker demonstrates how easy it is to give quick texture to a watercolor piece with just a small pen knife and some ordinary table salt. As you'll see below, Linda's woodland painting requires a bark texture that isn't easily replicated using brushes alone. A small k. . . read more
Painting a distant figure inside of a landscape (or any scene) is an entirely different task than painting a portrait. Not only is the person much smaller, making it harder to add details, but the focus of the painting may not even be on them. Today's video shows the process behind painting a . . . read more
Today, Jacqueline Sullivan is demonstrating one of her many techniques for adding texture to a painting or collage. Most of us have seen the heavy, painterly texture that can be achieved using molding paste (or similar products) but here Jacqueline actually removes most of the paste by pressin. . . read more
Today, watercolor painter Dale Laitinen shows some of the mark-making versatility you can achieve with just a few different paintbrush sizes at hand. In the clip below he uses at least three different sizes of brushes, as well as a variety of warm and cool color combinations to create visual d. . . read more
In the truest sense of the word, a non-objective painting is different from an abstract painting. After all, it's not "abstracted" from real life—the artist simply creates shapes, patterns, and texture, and molds them into a final painting. In the video below, Virginia Cobb explains her . . . read more
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