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

An oil transfer is a method of transferring a line drawing to a canvas (or any other painting surface) using oil paint rather. . . read more

One of my favorite methods of oil painting is the Flemish Method. It’s a 7-step painting process with luminous results, but. . . read more

Editor's Note: We sent an email to Rosemary & Co asking if they had any tips for oil painters choosing brushes. Here is their reply, edited slightly for use on EmptyEasel:

We get asked all of the time for the "magic" brush. Though, sadly, there is no such thing, there are certainly plenty of options available. And while it's. . . read more

When you hear the word “contrast,” you probably think of dark versus light. But paintings can have many different. . . read more

If you’ve got a mixed media painting that is nearly done but not quite—you know it just needs a little something to complete. . . read more

For some people, planning your next abstract artwork comes easy. . . for others, it can be torturous. And even the best artists get stuck once in a while!

If you're feeling like you just can't get started on your next abstract piece, here are several methods I use to jumpstart my creative process:

1. Get a visual

This is where my love of Pinterest and. . . read more

One of the beautiful characteristics of soft pastels is the way they can be manipulated to create soft, smeared effects when. . . read more

If you’re like most artists, you’ve probably experienced how difficult it is to apply a good varnish finish to your. . . read more

NOTE: Special thanks to Craftsy for letting me review “Sketching Landscapes in Pen, Ink & Watercolor” for free, and reducing the price to $14.99 for EmptyEasel readers through June 30th, 2015.. . . read more

Paintings are like children: they grow up, eventually, and move out of the house (hopefully). Along the way, they need to find. . . read more

Today I want to share a fun painting technique that works well with watercolors and—actually—almost any other media!. . . read more




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