Watercolor Tip: How to Make Splatters with a Paintbrush
"Many people use a toothbrush, but a toothbrush makes the spatters too even for me," says Richard Sneary. Here's his quick tip on how to make natural-looking marks with watercolor.
Demo: Establishing a Strong Underpainting
Check out a short and simple landscape painting demo that focuses on the underpainting part of the process.
Quick Tip: Be a Workshop Pro
Have just a moment? Check out this quick tip from Iain Stewart on how to make the most of your next art workshop!
Painting Waves and Waterfalls – With Intention and Improv
In addition to technique, your intention and ability to improvise play a key role in painting waterfalls and waves, and in creativity.
2022 Holiday Gift Guide for Artists
This list has it all: gorgeous frames, beautiful paints, and even a cute art-themed ornament!
What Is Color Relativity?
In this Art School Live interview with Eric Rhoads, Kami Mendlik shares one of her biggest secrets: how in any medium, with any painting, you can bring your paintings alive with light.
Watercolor Tip: Be Adaptable
Brienne Brown shares her approach to painting with watercolor in this quick tip for beginners.
Free Mini-Lesson: Can You Use a Putty Knife for Painting?
Watch as Douglas Fryer shows you how to use an unconventional tool for painting, including how he "triple loads" it with color.
Watch: Painting Fall Foliage with a Palette Knife
In this Art School Live interview with Eric Rhoads, Melanie paints a fall landscape using only a palette knife.
18 Plein Air Tips for Beginners
Check out this helpful list of tips from Carrie Curran, who lays out what you should do before painting, advice for sketching your scene, and steps for success.
Can You Really Make Your Own Watercolor Paint?
If you want more vibrant and rich color with deeper darks from your watercolor, watch this episode of Art School Live with Eric Rhoads, as he welcomes guest artist Stewart White.
7 Tips for Painting Vibrant Color
Plein air painter and fourth-generation artist Jed Dorsey shares his tips for getting brilliant color into your next landscape painting.
Plein Air Practice: Achieve Better Designs By Doing This Now
Try these exercises at home to sharpen your plein air skills, and create better designs on the spot.
Practical Advice for Painting Clouds
Because the diversity of cloud paintings is so unexpected, we offer the following practical advice for painting clouds and skies.
10 Surprising Tricks for Painting en Plein Air
You might think you know all the tricks to the trade when it comes to painting en plein air, but these four artists have some witty ideas for making it an even better experience.
How to Create a Great Painting From an Imperfect Photo Reference
Plein air painter Shelby Keefe shows us how she took a lackluster photo reference and turned it into a painting with great design and color. BONUS: Keep reading to find out how you can win a set of artist oil paints from Grackle Studio!
9 Ways to Improve Your Quick Painting / Pochade Skills
Quick painting trains our reflexes and judgment; it improves the observation of the eyes and drawing skills of the hand.
Landscape Painting Tutorial: Plotting Points of Interest
Plein air painter Peggy Immel takes us through a step-by-step landscape painting tutorial on how she created "Spring Willows."
Tutorial: Don’t Underestimate the Underpainting
Richard McKinley takes us through a step-by-step tutorial of painting with pastel over a watercolor underpainting.
5 Q&As About Water-Mixable Oils
Get the answers to common questions about painting with water-mixable oils, such as their working time, freezing, glazing, layering, and more.