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.
Brienne Brown shares her approach to painting with watercolor in this quick tip for beginners.
Watch as Douglas Fryer shows you how to use an unconventional tool for painting, including how he "triple loads" it with color.
In this Art School Live interview with Eric Rhoads, Melanie paints a fall landscape using only a palette knife.
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.
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.
Plein air painter and fourth-generation artist Jed Dorsey shares his tips for getting brilliant color into your next landscape painting.
Try these exercises at home to sharpen your plein air skills, and create better designs on the spot.
Because the diversity of cloud paintings is so unexpected, we offer the following practical advice for painting clouds and skies.
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.
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!
Quick painting trains our reflexes and judgment; it improves the observation of the eyes and drawing skills of the hand.
Plein air painter Peggy Immel takes us through a step-by-step landscape painting tutorial on how she created "Spring Willows."
Richard McKinley takes us through a step-by-step tutorial of painting with pastel over a watercolor underpainting.
Get the answers to common questions about painting with water-mixable oils, such as their working time, freezing, glazing, layering, and more.
In this excerpt from "Beautiful Landscape Painting Outdoors: Mastering Plein Air," Michael Chesley Johnson explains how to finish a painting, and three tricks to help you decide if it's complete.
If you're ready to participate in painting competitions, check out this important advice on what to bring, how to prepare, what to expect during the event, and what to do afterward.
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In case you missed it, check out this interview below with Paul Kratter, who demonstrates helpful techniques for sketching en plein air.
Mary Longe explains why you should consider a competitive plein air event, including the various types, common elements, and what not to do.