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Today, regular contributor Kellie Day is sharing her steps for creating Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) mixed-media artwork!. . . read more

In today’s video, master watercolor painter Cheng-Khee Chee will be demonstrating his own methodology for intuitive,. . . read more

In today's video, Gloria Page takes us through the (fairly simple) process of carving out your own art stamps. Here, she. . . read more

In today's video, George James will demonstrate a few methods for minimizing that running, blending quality of Yupo watercolor paper. True, sometimes you want that watery effect, but other times you don't—take a look and see how George creates flat fields of color (as well as gradients) in just seconds: NOTE: You can get all of George's Yupo techniques on DVD at Creative Catalyst. . . read more

In today's video George James will be demonstrating one of his many techniques for adding texture to a painting. In this specific. . . read more

In today's video, Nicholas Simmons is demonstrating what he calls the "sewing machine" brush stroke, which he's using to outline. . . read more

In today’s video tutorial, oil painter Craig Nelson is demonstrating part of his painting process while using a limited. . . read more

In today's video clip, Dale Laitinen takes a step back from his usually vibrant watercolors, and demonstrates how to create a value painting with just shades of gray. Whether you use this technique as a study for a full-color painting (similar to making a preliminary sketch in charcoal, for example) or simply like the monochromatic look, value painting is all about creating clearly-defined levels of darkness and lightness. Take a look: NOTE: You can get Dale's full watercolor painting DVD at Creative Catalyst. . . read more

In today’s video clip, watercolorist Donna Zagotta walks us through her steps for creating a strong painting composition.. . . read more

If you’ve ever drawn a line of telephone poles vanishing over the horizon, or sketched railroad tracks leading around a. . . read more

In today’s video, Sherrill Kahn is sharing a quick and easy way to make your own stamping tools out of styrofoam. All you'll. . . read more

In today's video clip, George James is demonstrating some of the methods he uses while painting on Yupo paper. You'll notice that because of the Yupo surface, he is able to adjust his composition on the fly, by easily wetting and blotting areas previously painted. Take a look: NOTE: You can get the full DVD of Yupo painting techniques at Creative Catalyst. . . read more

In today’s video, Dale Laitinen demonstrates how he mixes natural-looking greens, grays, and violet for use in his amazing. . . read more

In this week’s video tutorial, Dale Laitinen demonstrates how you can use the natural characteristics of watercolors to create. . . read more

Watercolor painter Ann Pember is well-known for her larger-than-life florals, which feature vibrant, yet realistically blended. . . read more

Today, Cheng-Khee Chee is demonstrating his own unique method for painting realistically, while using abstract elements as his starting point. Take a look at the video below to see what I mean: NOTE: You can get Cheng-Khee Chee's full instructional DVD at Creative Catalyst. . . read more

Today’s video demonstrates an easy way to create visual interest in a painting or collage. All you need is a small roller, some. . . read more

Anne Bagby is a very creative collage artist who has all sorts of great ideas for making (and using) various types of mixed-media. . . read more

In today’s video clip, watercolor painter Cheng-Khee Chee is demonstrating a rather fascinating technique for creating a. . . read more

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