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

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. . . read more

As a watercolorist, I've been painting since the mid '80's. New techniques come and go but here's one I've been perfecting for a while. I call it "black outline art" and use it to create a kind of stained glass appearance in watercolor paintings.

I actually stumbled on this technique a few years ago and am not really sure of it's origins. . . I'm sure other artists have used similar. . . 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

Welcome to the fourth article in my latest series describing the classic Flemish Method of painting. If you haven’t done so. . . read more

I'm a watercolorist and have been painting since the mid 80's. One of the hardest concepts to grasp as a beginner was WHY I would want to stretch watercolor paper.

For a little background, my very first watercolor class was at a craft store. That instructor didn't bother to stretch paper and most of us were using watercolor "pads" in order to save money on materials. I fell in love. . . read more

Today I’ll be continues my current series exploring the Flemish method of painting. In my first article, I demonstrated how. . . read more

In my first article describing the Flemish method of painting, I talked about the first step of the process, including the. . . read more

The method of painting I'll be describing in this series is based on the methods of Flemish Masters of the 16th and 17th centuries; painters such as Peter Paul Rubens and Anthony van Dyck. This method develops a painting from a detailed drawing through seven stages to the completed painting.

I've always been a fan of Classical art, but I first became aware of this technique ten years. . . read more

Welcome back to EmptyEasel everyone! This Saturday we’re helping to give away a ton of FREE downloadable copies of. . . read more

One amazing feature of the pastel medium is the contrast you can get using its brilliant colors against a neutral or dark. . . read more




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