Secrets and Private Thoughts

Terry Miura shares his process for painting evocative and mysterious figures: "The process I follow in creating my figurative works varies from piece to piece, but they start similarly..."

The Simple Beauty of Bubbles

When contemporary artist and musician Andrew Kinsman found himself on lockdown in Italy earlier this year, he chose to focus on a painting subject that has been a lifetime fascination of his...

Painting Waves: How One Artist Puts the Pieces Together

Edward “Ted” Minoff explains how to paint waves by breaking the subject down into various components, including how to paint water that's in motion.

Eric Wert: Inspired by Dutch Still Life

Go behind the scenes of how Eric Wert creates masterful Dutch-inspired still life paintings of subjects that are common, yet "unknowable."

Just One Thing: How to Paint for Beginners (and a Reminder for the Experienced Artist)

"Feeling overwhelmed is not an exclusive state of mind reserved for only those new to painting," says Johanne Mangi, who explains why you should use these painting basics, no matter what your experience level is.

Drawing of the Week: Ava

Congratulations to Kerri McAuliffe, whose work has been recognized in the monthly PleinAir Salon.

Hyper-Realistic Drawings by Clio Newton

Discover gender-composite realistic drawings that explore the themes of femininity in art history and gender identity today.

Egg Tempera: Mixing Past and Future

The expression “Greatness is in Simplicity” could not be better suited for this organic and valuable technique. At its base are natural ingredients such as...

Portrait Painting: The Eternal in the Fleeting

Based in Seattle, Washington, Irish artist and educator Mark Kang-O'Higgins explains that he became an artist to understand the world and himself: "I paint oil portraits because they help me understand other people."

How to Design A Painting

Through careful development of design, Zhaoming Wu takes the subject to a higher level and develops the conversion from idea to visual usability.
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