When we’re learning a craft, there are bound to be times that we make mistakes - we know that this is where growth happens. But there’s something to be said for knowing ahead of time how to avoid certain mistakes from the get-go to make painting less painful and more pleasurable. Today, three masters of landscape painting - John MacDonald, Carl Bretzke, and Joseph McGurl - share their secrets for fixing the most annoying and common mistakes that artists make.
In the summer of 2021, we took to the road for a month and a half, leaving New Haven, CT, to make our way to the Pacific Northwest.
Forcing herself outside the familiar is what keeps Michele Usibelli’s artwork fresh and fulfilling to make.
Immediate spoiler: There isn’t a formula for learning how to paint like Monet. But as Camille Przewodek explains, it’s a way of thinking ...
A strong composition is achieved through intentional design, not a happy accident of random shapes. If we look closely, nature gives us all the information we need. We just have to organize the pieces to create visually pleasing paintings.
In this "inspiration in a minute" post, Kevin Macpherson takes us beyond the paintbrush.
In pursuit of a blend of drawing and painting, this Delaware artist depicts the abstract strength in back alleys, side streets, and intersections.
Don't let your fear of pastel dust stop you from using this colorful and versatile medium. Brenda Boylan shares three tips for painting with pastels - safely.
In this episode of Art School Live with Eric Rhoads, Gavin Glakas shares a demo on how to detail a plein air color study. Don't miss it!
In this Watercolor Live faculty spotlight, Francesco Fontana shares his approach to painting with watercolor, his advice for painting cities and finding the right colors to use, and more.
Don't find yourself in deep water when it comes to painting elements like rivers and streams. In this Art School Live with Eric Rhoads, Kathleen Hudson takes us through a demo on how to paint moving water.
In this episode of Art School Live, Eric Rhoads welcomes Michael Holter to the show! Michael is on the faculty of the 2nd Annual Watercolor Live virtual art conference; in this interview he demos a stunning backlit landscape.
Throughout the year, we’ve been celebrating the 10th anniversary of this milestone event; as one final hurrah, we ...
Need art inspiration? Start here > learn what the masters had in common, one of the best things you can do for yourself and your art, and more.
Chien Chung Wei, who is on the Watercolor Live 2022 faculty, shares his inspiring way of pursuing art.
Kyle Buckland shares a helpful technique that has been practiced by some of the greatest landscape painters.
How artist Jim Wodark redesigns the landscape to create stunning compositions.
Just for fun! Who is your artist spirit guide? Check this "guide," and then tell us!
An artist shares her favorite place to paint, which has gone from being a mining town to a tourist destination. Can you guess where?
Just for fun! Use predictive text to finish the sentence, and then share your answer with us by ...