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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

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. . . read more

If you're like me, you have at least a couple paintings lying around somewhere that will never be finished. They started out with a grand and glorious idea, but went astray somewhere. Or maybe you started them over on a different panel, and are left with the old, used panel.

You hate to throw the panels away because you paid good money for them, but there's no hope for that abandoned. . . 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,. . . 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 than graphite or charcoal.

Why use an oil transfer?

If you typically start with a drawing, and then use graphite to transfer that drawing to your canvas, you can't really just start painting. Instead, you'll need to make the transferred drawing. . . 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

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 kinds of contrast in them. Here are just a few:

• Cool / Warm • Light / Dark • Sharp / Blurry • Thick paint / Thin paint • Sketchy / Detailed • Straight / Curved

Today I'm going to demonstrate how to add contrast to a. . . 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. . . 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




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