“Tyson” – An Alla Prima Portrait Demo

Enjoy this alla prima portrait demo by Kathie Wheeler, a classically trained fine art portrait painter in southwest Wisconsin, working primarily in oils.

Artistic Success Means …

"Inspiration finds me when I show up. I tell my students, I’m not inspired to paint, painting inspires me! Show up and do the work."

9 Realistic Drawings for Your Art Inspiration

Today, enjoy these nine realistic drawings of people, places, and, for good measure, a puppy. Let them inspire you to explore new subjects and perspectives.

Pastel Painting of the Week: “New England Sunset”

Lana Ballot draws endless pastel painting inspiration from the beaches near her studio, creating stunning pieces that reflect the subtle colors of the grasses and the translucency of the water.

Painting Portraits Without Judgment

When painting portraits, Annemarie Busschers strives to capture purity and, at the same time, a reality attained through looking intensely, without judgment, enlarging and enhancing the details she sees.

Artist Spotlight on a “Neo-Renaissance” Painter

Nik Anikis embraces the moniker “neo-Renaissance painter,” meaning he takes Old Master methods and materials and applies them to ...

Announcement: Joseph Paquet to Lead PACE Pre-Convention Workshop

Join Joseph Paquet and 80+ of today's master painters at the Plein Air Convention & Expo this May in the Smoky Mountains.

Contemporary Artists Painting the Landscape, and Sharing Techniques

The 5th Annual Plein Air Live came to an end Friday, March 8th, wrapping up with some of today’s best landscape painters sharing all of their secrets, explaining their materials, methods, and more, with a focus on painting en plein air.

Artist to Watch: Devin Cecil-Wishing

"...I was suddenly struck by a realization that painting is an entire language, existing completely apart from the visual world in front of us..."

Watch: How to Add Texture to Your Pastel Painting

In this episode of Art School Live, Eric Rhoads welcomes Susan Kuznitsky with advice for adding texture to a pastel painting of flowers.

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