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!
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. . . 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, why would browns be my favorite?)
But earth tones are a staple on my palette because they factor so heavily in my favorite subject: horses. Honestly, earth tones are the foundation for most of the things I paint. The only thing I can think of that. . . read more
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