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Painting Tutorials: Learn How to Paint with Oils, Acrylics, Pastels and Watercolors

The Joy of Watercolor is something I put together to remind myself why we paint in the first place. It's a free online video course featuring watercolor demonstrations and exercises that uplift and encourage you to keep on painting, embrace your creativity, and just love painting even more.

Ignite your passion for watercolor painting. . . get inspired today!

Watercolor classes by Angela Fehr

For more than 25 years portrait painting was my daily activity. In all those years, I would often hear that portrait models. . . read more

Plein air painting is an exciting way to sharpen your observation skills and grow as an artist. However, it can also be a. . . read more

I am a Canadian watercolourist and have been painting landscapes, florals, and buildings with lots of character for over 30 years. I especially enjoy scenes that are sunshiny days with dancing shadows across the landscape or buildings.

While watercolour is my preferred medium, I do enjoy trying my hand at various other mediums, like. . . read more

Creating movement in your painting sounds great—but what does that actually mean, and how do you do it? We all know you. . . read more

In recent years, there’s been a huge surge in the popularity of watercolour illustration, particularly relating to food.. . . read more

As I mentioned last week, scraping off as much of the old painting as possible is only half the job if you want to re-use a wood or masonite panel. You also need to cover any remains of the old painting so that no “ghosts” appear on the new one, and prep the surface of. . . read more

If you’re like me, you have at least a couple paintings lying around somewhere that will never be finished. They started. . . read more

Earth tones are some of my favorite colors. (Yeah. I know—with all the bright, beautiful colors available in so many mediums,. . . read more

No matter what kind of painter you are, the first step in every painting should be preparing the painting surface.

Luckily, almost all commercial painting supports (whether stretched canvas, canvas mounted to panels, or panels) are ready-to-use. The only thing you really have to decide is whether the prepared surface should be oil based or acrylic based.

Comparing. . . read more

An oil transfer is a method of transferring a line drawing to a canvas (or any other painting surface) using oil paint rather. . . read more

One of my favorite methods of oil painting is the Flemish Method. It’s a 7-step painting process with luminous results, but. . . read more




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