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Painting Textures in Oil and Water Color

How to Use Tools for Painting Textures in Oil and Water Color

In the past few year, art supply stores have expanded their line of tools that help artists make textures in paintings.  But you don’t have to buy fancy … Read More

The Art of Briton Riviere

Briton Riviere’s emotive paintings capture the emotion between animals and people.

Briton Riviere’s painting are magical.  If you’re fascinated by the beauty of animals, and the unique relationship they have with humans, you can’t  help but love the art of … Read More

How to Paint Fur Texture

Painting animal fur texture

Painting animals is an exploration in texture. Whether it’s fur, horns, scales, or hooves, there are a number of ways to convey that texture to the viewer.  We will focus on fur texture.

Step 1: What … Read More

How to Paint Animal Eyes Video

Painting Zebra Eyes…

I’ve made a video on how to paint animals eyes- even though it is a video of zebras, these painting techniques will work for most any animal eyes you want to paint. I go over how to … Read More

Digital Art Marries Traditional Media

Learn how to integrate graphite drawing, watercolor painting and use of Photoshop to create a cohesive, textural painting.

Often what we appreciate in an illustration, and what draws us to it, is how it makes us feel. We have … Read More

How to Add Texture to Your Painting

There are many ways to incorporate textures into your painting, and I have a few to share.

More and more I am incorporating textures into my art.  When using acrylics, there is no shortage of sands, gels, and impasto mixtures … Read More

5 Maxfield Parrish Painting Techniques You Can Use!

Maxfield Parrish was an American Artist who made glowing images with saturated colors that featured neo-classical imagery.  His first big break as an artist and commercial illustrator was the cover of L. Frank Baum’s  Mother Goose in Prose. He worked … Read More