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

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

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 money, take a minute to read this article first! Knowing which shortcuts to avoid will help save your artwork (and your money) in the long run.

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1. Always spring for good quality surfaces

Although pastel is a very versatile. . . read more

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




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