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Learn the basic and intermediate skills for watercolor and oil painting and charcoal drawing. Design principles, limited palette and more ...
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Oil painting techniques can be created with many traditional methods and experimentation with special effects. Standard brushes, palette knives and sponges...

Oil painting techniques can be created with many traditional methods and experimentation with special effects. Standard brushes, palette knives and sponges.

It is so creative to not be locked in to the local colors that we might observe in a study. The...

It is so creative to not be locked in to the local colors that we might observe in a study.

A classic method of toning the canvas, board or support that we work on is called “imprimatura” – glazing a middle...

A classic method of toning the canvas, board or support that we work on is called “imprimatura” – glazing a middle.

Working on an untoned canvas or support can offer some good opportunities to “save the whites” – much like watercolor painting....

Working on an untoned canvas or support can offer some good opportunities to “save the whites” – much like watercolor painting.

The term “Pochade” – a French verb meaning “to sketch” comes from a form of painting popularized in the 19th century. They...

The term “Pochade” – a French verb meaning “to sketch” comes from a form of painting popularized in the century.

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HOWTO16-03-14FINALDEMOSOILS02-1440

This study is sketched in lightly with vine charcoal and followed by conte crayon and compressed charcoal. It can be left...

This study is sketched in lightly with vine charcoal and followed by conte crayon and compressed charcoal. It can be left...

Every painting needs a focal point or center of interest, the final place where your eye rests and enjoys the artistic...

Every painting needs a focal point or center of interest, the final place where your eye rests and enjoys the artistic.

Block in a foundation of linked dark shapes in colors that match the general hues of trees. Medium values and lights are added with palette knife, brushwork

Block in a foundation of linked dark shapes in colors that match the general hues of trees. Medium values and lights are added with palette knife, brushwork

Add high realism or abstraction to your watercolors, oils and acrylics by painting the shapes around the objects rather than directly painting the objects.

HOW TO - Positive Negatives in Watercolor Painting

This scene is from the Kamo River in Kyoto Japan. As with all landscapes and street scenes we want to show a...

This scene is from the Kamo River in Kyoto Japan. As with all landscapes and street scenes we want to show a.

We establish form in all subjects by observing the light, medium and dark values. Keep the shapes simple and general and...

We establish form in all subjects by observing the light, medium and dark values. Keep the shapes simple and general and.

Form is described with values. If we take a simple approach we can design all the shapes that we are painting and consider...

Form is described with values. If we take a simple approach we can design all the shapes that we are painting and consider.

Once we have made a study of the placement of features on the ovoid of the head, we can accurately draw...

Once we have made a study of the placement of features on the ovoid of the head, we can accurately draw.

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