All You Need to Know About Painting Edges
Everything a painter needs to know to paint edges. How to paint edges to define your subject and to create good transitions between shapes. Edges help to guide the eye of the viewer through the picture plane, use them wisely.
How to Choose a Canvas for Painting
How do I choose a canvas for painting? What is the difference between pre-stretched canvas and hand-stretched canvas? How do I know what is best for my artwork? Get answers to these questions and choose the right canvas for your masterpiece.
How to Save a Ruined Painting (Tips for Intermediate Artists)
As an advanced beginner or intermediate artist, you've worked with different techniques and types of wet and dry media. Harness the power of mixed media, making them work together to create the effects you visualize. This guide takes you through my process of saving a painting by using mixed media.
Easy Paint Pouring Rock Guide for Beginners
Turn a plain rock into a work of art with this step-by-step tutorial on paint pouring. Even kids can do this fun, easy project. When finished, use them in the garden, give them as gifts or hide them in your community for others to find.
How to Mix Green From Cadmium Yellow Medium With Acrylics
Five examples of how to mix green from Cad Yellow Medium Pure combined with Payne’s Gray, Raw Umber, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue, and Manganese Blue Hue.
How to Mix Neutral Colors From Orange and Blue (With Video)
A tutorial on how to mix neutral colors starting from just two colors: one being in the orange family, and the other a blue. A short time-lapse video shows four examples of orange/blue neutral mixes using acrylic paint.
5 Ways to Make Metallic and Pearlescent Paint With Mica Pigment Powder
This covers the methods of making unique metallic and pearlescent coatings with mica pigments. A few mixing techniques will be discussed.
How to Mull Acrylic Paints Efficiently (and With Little Mess)
Learn how to prepare acrylic paints with a muller and glass slab. The method discussed in this article will minimize the clean up while expediting the dispersion of pigments into the acrylic medium.
How to Prepare a Pigment Dispersion With a Rock Tumbler
In this article, I discuss the materials and equipment needed to prepare liquid pigment dispersions using a rock tumbler.
31 Absolutely Doable Canvas Art Tutorials for Beginners
Would you love to paint on canvas, but feel you have "little...to no" artistic talent? The tutorials found here will give you the needed confidence to try.
Flip Cup Painting: An Easy 7-Step Acrylic Pouring Tutorial
Learn how to do a flip cup painting in this step-by-step tutorial with photos of this fun and creative acrylic pouring technique.
Beginner's Guide to Acrylic, Watercolor and Oil Painting
Painting is a wonderful activity that promotes well-being and peace of mind. With a few supplies, you too can release your creativity and benefit from this amazing process.
How to Paint Pet Portraits: A Guide for Beginners
Wondering how to paint a dog? Follow this beginner's guide on how to paint simple pet portraits. Learn how to transfer the image from a photograph onto your canvas to help you create your own beautiful animal portrait—even if you've never painted before.
Acrylic Pour Painting on a Budget: A Step-by-Step Guide With Photos
Learn how to create an acrylic pour painting on a budget using craft acrylic paints, glue, and a few other inexpensive supplies from a dollar or craft supply store.
10 Ways to Improve Your Painting Skills
Excellent advice for beginner artists. The tips included in this guide will provide you with information on the 10 main things you need to learn and practice to continually improve your painting skills. From the beginning of a painting to the end, the 10 things you should focus on.
Acrylic Ink Pouring Technique: A Step-by-Step Tutorial
Learn the acrylic ink pouring technique in this tutorial for beginners. Find out what supplies are used, learn the basic steps of pouring ink, and some helpful tips for creating beautiful paintings.
Alcohol Ink Painting Supplies: What You Need to Get Started
A list of alcohol ink painting supplies including inks, surfaces, and other materials used for creating colorful art with this unique medium.
How to Do an Acrylic Pour Painting: A Tutorial for Beginners
If you'd like to learn how to do a pour painting, this tutorial for beginners will teach you what supplies you’ll need, how to prepare a canvas, how to mix paints, and the steps to create your very own painting.
Watercolour Painting for Absolute Beginners: Which Art Products to Buy
Save money by buying only what you really need to get started as a watercolour artist. Bewildered by the vast array of art products for sale? This article keeps your new hobby simple and affordable.
Essential Acrylic Pour-Painting Supplies for Beginners
This article includes a complete list of acrylic pour-painting supplies for anyone who would like to try pour painting. You’ll also learn how each of these supplies will be used in your painting and where to buy them.
Why and How to Color-Tone Your Canvas Before Painting
This article teaches you why it's better to paint on toned canvas and what color should you tone your canvas with.
Learn How to Paint an Acrylic Landscape: Step-by-Step With Examples
Do you want to create a beautiful acrylic landscape painting on a toned canvas? I've laid out step-by-step instructions for the painting process and included a time-lapse video of the sketching that you can reference.
How to Turn a Pencil Sketch Into a Digital Color Study Using the Procreate App
Create a pencil drawing sketch and a digital color study for an acrylic landscape painting! I've included step-by-step instructions and a time-lapse video to help you visualize what you need to do.
11 Animal Paintings by Famous Artists
We all know Van Gogh's "Starry Night" and Munch's "The Scream," but few are familiar with these artists' lesser-known works. From dogs to owls, read on to discover 11 of the most surprising and amusing animal paintings by famous artists.
How to Paint a Still Life Step-by-Step (Wet-on-Wet Oil Painting With a Limited Palette)
Learn the process of completing a still-life oil painting in one session. Watch the video that shows the painting process and delves into how I chose the colors of my limited tetrad palette. Alla prima is a direct painting technique, also known as wet-on-wet.
How to Paint a Seagull With Acrylic Paints
Learn how to paint a seagull with acrylic paints! I've created a detailed step-by-step tutorial with photos and a video that shows how to create a painting of a seagull standing on a beach. You'll also learn some general tips and techniques for painting with acrylics.
11 Tips for Painting Outdoors With Oils
If you are used to painting in the studio, the first few paintings you do outdoors are going to be very challenging. However, painting en plein air can be a great experience and teach you a lot. Here are 11 tips that can help you make outdoors painting a little easier and more successful.
En Plein Air Painting: Is It for You?
Pros and cons of plein air painting. A lot of artists think that painting landscapes on location is the best way to go. Learn about the advantages and challenges of painting outdoors. Would you enjoy it? Plus, tips to help you have an easier and more successful outdoor painting experience.
How Making Value Sketches Improves Your Painting Skills
Learn how making thumbnail sketches and using them as value studies helps you create winning painting compositions. How to sketch the value and tone relationships, create an interesting composition by testing out value and tone of your masses. Tips to plan a good painting.
Enhance Your Painting Composition by Planning the Value Structure
The way elements are arranged in the picture acts as the armature and supporting structure of a painting. To make a piece successful and interesting for the viewer, plan a composition with a strong value structure. Squinting helps. Seeing simplified shapes, it’s easier to “see” the composition.