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!
No matter what kind of painter you are, the first step in every painting should be preparing the painting surface. Luckily,. . . 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 it’s also very time-consuming—requiring a minimum of four weeks drying time between each of the steps.
As you can imagine, it’s not always the best method for. . . read more
Editor’s Note: We sent an email to Rosemary & Co asking if they had any tips for oil painters choosing brushes. Here. . . read more
When you hear the word “contrast,” you probably think of dark versus light. But paintings can have many different. . . read more
If you’ve got a mixed media painting that is nearly done but not quite—you know it just needs a little something to complete it—here are a few playful touches you can add to your painting to bring it to completion and make it shine!
1. Make it POP with pastels
Take a look at your painting and notice if there are any areas of color you’d like to. . . read more
For some people, planning your next abstract artwork comes easy. . . for others, it can be torturous. And even the best artists. . . read more
One of the beautiful characteristics of soft pastels is the way they can be manipulated to create soft, smeared effects when. . . read more
If you're like most artists, you've probably experienced how difficult it is to apply a good varnish finish to your paintings. (I'm no exception!) But lately I've found a system that works for me, and makes it possible to create a 100% perfect finish at all viewing angles under all lighting circumstances.
Here are my tips for applying the perfect varnish finish to a. . . read more
NOTE: Special thanks to Craftsy for letting me review “Sketching Landscapes in Pen, Ink & Watercolor” for free, and. . . read more
Paintings are like children: they grow up, eventually, and move out of the house (hopefully). Along the way, they need to find. . . read more