Pencil Shading Techniques: Introduction




Find Your Interior Paint Color Ideas

Are you having difficulty coming up with paint color ideas for your home? Choosing the right colors for the rooms in your home is one of the most important decorating decisions we are often confused about how to find the right colors. That’s why it can be helpful to bounce off some color ideas to jumpstart the process and get some creative ideas!

What Are Some Good Reasons to Buy Art?

Are you curious about what some good reasons might be to buy art? The truth of the matter is that there are many reasons to buy art, but some of the most common reasons involve the health benefits of art, the potential art has to inspire people, and the opportunities for investment that art can offer. Anyone can buy art, no matter their age or background, so if you are someone who loves art but has never bought art before, never fear because the market is open and opportunities are waiting for you, especially if you buy art online.

MF Hussain – Bare Feet, Naked Eyes

“He was barefooted, and many young students thought that he was a poor man who cannot buy a pair of shoes, as the tall, slim and bony structure with pointed nose and snow-white hair entered the corridors of the art institution situated at the Mall, Lahore Pakistan.” These were the words of Dr Rahat Naveed Masud, who was charring a reference in memory of Maqbool Fida Hussain at the premises of the College of Art and Design, university of the Punjab.

The Art of Documentation With Masterworks

Recently, I was browsing around one of the major reseller websites – well, the major reseller website – in their fine art category, when I happened across two individuals selling two masterworks: one selling “a long lost Van Gogh painting for $13,000,000.00; and, the other selling a Rembrandt painting for $100,000.00. The Van Gogh is a beautiful landscape, painted between 1880-1889.

Gustav Klimt

This article is about the great modern artist, Gustav Klimt. A brief introduction to his life and paintings.

Eight Reasons to Paint With Acrylics

Acrylic paint is its own medium with its own personality. For the artists that have mastered it, it is an exciting and bold medium, and, without a doubt, it is the most versatile vehicle of creative expression. It is used by both amateur and professional artist alike. However, the beginning painter should approach this medium with an open mind. Find out through experimentation what it will or will not do for them.

How to Oil Paint

Oil painting has been around for centuries but it has been notorious for the time it takes for it to dry. This has stopped many beginners from even trying to paint with oil paints. It’s not for beginners but people need to start somewhere, don’t they?

How to Find an Artist to Paint a Family Portrait

Portrait painting makes a great gift for a special family occasion such as anniversary, graduation, birthday, wedding or Christmas. What makes a portrait an extraordinary gift? Why is this gift so special?

The Art of Painting

Decorative abstract art, original landscape paintings and original flower paintings. Original paintings are unique masterpieces and investment.

Textured Abstract Painting

Abstract art uses various elements like colors, shapes, light, and lines to bring a painting to life. When textures are added to this art form the painting becomes a magnificent piece of art that can never be recreated and is an original unto itself.

Advanced Oil Painting Techniques

Learn the tricks of the masters for great effect. Alla prima: The words alla prima mean “at first try”. So alla prima painting is completing a painting at one go or at the first try.  Alla prima works are almost invariably small canvases as it is difficult to complete a large canvas at one try.

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