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

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. . . read more

NOTE: Special thanks to Craftsy for letting me review “Sketching Landscapes in Pen, Ink & Watercolor” for free, and reducing the price to $14.99 for EmptyEasel readers through June 30th, 2015.. . . 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

Today I want to share a fun painting technique that works well with watercolors and—actually—almost any other media!. . . read more

The following scene was sketched while on holiday in Suffolk, sitting on the village green overlooking some wonderful wonky houses and a general store with a very low lintel—hence the name of the store and painting, Duck or Grouse Village Store.

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If your life is anything like mine, you probably don’t have the opportunity to do art as much as you’d like. Maybe. . . read more

One of the joys of painting with mixed-media is the freedom to create unique textures and patterns in your backgrounds. While. . . read more

Nowadays, nearly everyone carries a lot of stuff, all the time. Which means we're always finding new ways to carry that stuff. . . and the bigger the solution, the better.

Well, not always. Not for artists, anyway.

Sometimes you have to pack light especially if you're on a budget,on the road, or traveling abroad. Maybe you’re not going to be doing much art as you. . . read more

As a watercolorist, I’ve been painting since the mid ’80′s. New techniques come and go but here’s one. . . read more

Welcome to the fifth article in my series on the classical painting method known as the Flemish Method. Used by 16th and 17th. . . read more




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