Watercolor Painting – Learn Some Basic Techniques

Watercolor painting is actually quite easy to learn. Just follow a few simple tips and use a little imagination, and before you know it you will become quite good without having to spend an arm and a leg.

Artist and Painter James Jean – Show Them What You Got, Mr Jean

Talk about putting us to shame. In less than 10 years this talent has managed to win several awards, published 4 books, worked for DC Comics, The New York Times, Spin, Target, Prada, just had his first solo exhibit in Jonathan LeVine Gallery and is just thirty years old.

Acrylic Painting – Tips and Techniques

There are several different mediums for painters to work in and choosing one is usually based on the effect the artist wants to achieve. Acrylic painting however, is sometimes feared by beginner artists because it is very fast drying and one needs to work quickly. It does have many positive aspects, one of which is to train the painter to produce work speedily. Also, different results can be achieved according to the application technique.

Near East Paintings – Indian Painting – The Myriad Art Styles

Indian Painting – The History Indian Painting dates back to 5500 BC, with the earliest existent examples of the Pre-Historic Indian Art being in Bhimbetka Caves in the Madhya Pradesh state of India. Since then, the Indian Painting style has witnessed various shifts from rock paintings, palm-leaf paintings, to contemporary styles, like glass paintings and oil painting. Cultural & regional sensibilities and the cross-cultural interactions, prevalent in a period, have been the key influencers in the genre. In phases, foreign inspirations, especially from Roman, Persian, and Chinese Art, were also evident from time to time.

Watercolor Tips and Hints For Stretching Watercolor Paper

Below you will find instructions on how I love to stretch my watercolor paper. It is interspersed with many hints and tips to ensure you don’t come unstuck by the ‘traps for young players’. I never have a problem stretching paper – so if you do experience something – then it will be something simple. The most common of these is using the wrong board to stretch the paper on. Or using the wrong tape.

Preparing Your Paper For Use With Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils

Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils are water-soluble and made of professional artist quality grade pigments. They are sold individually or in sets of 12, 24, and 36 pencils. Used with or without water, the smooth and rich colored leads lend themselves to creating dynamic drawings.

Three Great Pastel Painting Techniques

Whether you are new to painting with pastels or have tried them out you will find that knowing some pastel painting techniques will make all the difference to your finished artwork. It’s easy once you know how and these three techniques will certainly get you started on the right track.

My Watercolor Palette – A Magical Palette of Hues

Is this watercolor? I am often asked. It looks like oils it is so rich! I am often asked what colors I use to create my luminous and transparent reality. It is not a straightforward answer. But one of the main reasons my work looks as if the subject has a presence is because I use a multi-layered technique using transparent or semi-transparent watercolor.

Famouse Painter and Engraver – Rembrandt

In the art world, there is a list of names that everyone knows, even those who are barely familiar with art at all. Rembrandt is one of those names and some Rembrandt trivia will show that his contributions were as important as it might seem at first glance. He was a seventeenth century Dutch painter, although he is as famous for his engravings as he is for his paintings.

How Much Artistic Talent Do You Really Need to Become a Painter?

Do you need talent to become an artist? In almost no other human endeavor are so many people so hung up on the need for talent. There seems to be an almost universal agreement that artistic painting is only for those rare individuals that are born with a mysteriously God-like ability to create art. We lowly mortals, should never even try to understand art let alone try to create it. Give me a break.

Indian Miniature Painting – History and Techniques

Miniature paintings are one of the many things that make an Indian proud of his country’s rich cultural heritage. Miniature paintings originated long back in the history of India. Indian Paintings can be broadly classified as the murals and miniatures. Murals are huge works executed on the walls of solid structures, as in the Ajanta Caves and the Kailashnath temple. Miniature paintings are executed on a very small scale on perishable material such as paper and cloth.

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