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

Recently I’ve had several conversations with other artists about dry pastels, and found that many of them think pastels are. . . read more

The painted portrait is just as popular today as it has been all throughout history. From the Mona Lisa to the self-portrait you. . . read more

White tulips are beautiful, delicate and a joy to paint. . . but the trick to painting them is understanding that many colors are used to make something appear white. (Luckily, that's also the fun part!)

Follow along as I take you through my steps to paint these gorgeous white tulips.

1. Arrange and light your tulips

When I purchased these tulips they. . . read more

I’ve always been fascinated by encaustic art and the eerie, soft look of it. All those layers of wax are incredibly intriguing,. . . read more

One of the joys of opening a new box of soft pastels is seeing the brilliant contrast of colors. And among all those other,. . . read more

The longer I paint with watercolors, the more I find that I love the interaction of paint and water. So instead of trying to control every aspect of a piece, I like to let these elements add to the process and the painting itself.

While not as predictable or tidy as other painting methods, this style suits my personality and, I believe, also embodies the energy of a flower—which is. . . read more

Today I’m going to show you how to paint gorgeous, luminous roses in a realistic way, using watercolor paint and glazing. . . read more

Today I’m going to demonstrate the “color wheel method” of painting for watercolor artists. I will be using the light. . . read more

Soft pastels are easy to blend, mix, and apply, and are a great dry medium when you need to work quickly or paint outdoors. They require no brushes, water, or blending mediums, and their brilliant colors create beautiful, bright works of art.

Unfortunately, pastels can also be quite messy to use, and for this reason, many artists shy away from it. Yes, one of the tools available to. . . read more

When I teach my Introduction to Oil Painting classes, I always begin by having my students paint a grayscale. If you. . . read more

A few years ago my boyfriend introduced me to this great fish place in Newport Beach called The Crab Cooker. It’s a bright red. . . read more

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