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

Welcome back to another FREE eGuide Saturday here at EmptyEasel! Today, four very talented artists have come together to share. . . read more

Buying art materials can get pricey—and soft pastels are no exception—but if you’re looking for ways to save some. . . read more

Recently I've had several conversations with other artists about dry pastels, and found that many of them think pastels are a fairly difficult medium to use, due to their “permanent” nature.

While it’s true that the bright pigments of soft pastels are durable and long-lasting, there are still quite a few ways to correct mistakes or make changes as you go. The following three tips. . . 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. . . 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, and up until recently, were a complete mystery to me as to how they were created.

Just to give you an example, here's a close-in detail of an encaustic piece entitled Fire Divided by encaustic artist and teacher . . . 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. . . read more

Today I'm going to show you how to paint gorgeous, luminous roses in a realistic way, using watercolor paint and glazing techniques. Before we begin, however, let's talk supplies.

Assemble your paint, brushes, and paper

You can use any brand of paint that you like, but I'm using Winsor Newton watercolor paint, unless otherwise stated. (I also like to use artist grade. . . 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. . . read more




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