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Improve your drawing skills to achieve accurate placement and proportions in your paintings. The good news is that you don’t have to stop painting in order to improve your drawing; it’s not an either–or situation. Read on to shine a light on this challenge!
Pastel artist Nancie King Mertz shares how she created a recent landscape with a unique composition in this step-by-step demonstration.
If you celebrate the holidays by sharing and receiving gifts, you’ll appreciate this list of gifts for artists — from practical to just plain fun, the gifts range in price from $20 on up.
Enjoy an exclusive Q&A with plein air painter Mark Fehlman on his composition checklist, the most important tool artists have, and more.
Quite frankly, these elements are the glue that holds every good painting together and, conversely, is the reason some paintings fall apart!
Artists from the California Art Club share their experiences from — and advice for — painting in Yosemite.
See who took home awards (and survived a Nor’easter) in the 16th annual Plein Air Grand Marais competition.
Earlier this year, landscape painter Michele Byrne earned a special award from Streamline Publishing — find out what in this announcement.
The art of painting is a head game. It requires a distraction-free environment that allows you to get into the painting zone and lets things go smoothly.
These artists also got some help from local well-known goats, called “the Munch Bunch” to open up a great vista.
In this step-by-step demonstration you’ll see how Lori Putnam’s foundation, the first part of the block-in, is about pattern.
A record of the great and terrible adventures of artists and friends, namely Tyler J. Murphy and Daniel J. Keys, on a painting journey through the Golden State.
Why Daniel Keys creates small paintings on location and the important lessons he learns from the experience.
When painting, there is a necessity to be ready to re-synthesize new information as it presents itself in a rapidly changing design. With every brushstroke comes a decision about how it affects the overall work. John Hughes explains more in this guest blog post.
Canadian artist Melissa McKinnon, known for her landscapes with bold colors and thick textures, shares how to push out of your comfort zone on your next plein air painting session.
Good news: You don't have to sacrifice your personal expression for the sake of learning the principles of art. Here's how to maintain your unique artistic voice.
Ben Bauer shares his perspective on what is the most crucial part of a painting, which may also be most difficult and fun.
Don’t let your inner critic sabotage you — instead, learn how to cultivate it into self-compassion. See how in this guest blog post from an artist / psychologist.
Just as you wouldn’t explore a new city without a map, don’t start your next cityscape without a plan for where you want to go and how you intend to get there.
Is there a “special secret” to creating great paintings? Maybe — see how Jeremy Sams came to plein air, what his advice is for others, and more, in this exclusive Q&A.