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“Autumn Field” – An Oil Painting Demonstration “Autumn Field” – An Oil Painting Demonstration

Artist Bio After moving to the US as a teenager, Jane Hunt studied illustration at... 

Figurative Oil Painting Demo with Joseph Lorusso Figurative Oil Painting Demo with Joseph Lorusso

Joseph Lorusso demonstrates in real-time his unique figurative oil painting technique... 

Paint Along with Larry Hamilton –  Watercolor “Stream and Bridge” Paint Along with Larry Hamilton – Watercolor “Stream and Bridge”

Larry is a retired Computer Executive. Now developing his artistic skills painting... 

The Red Boat – Oil Painting Demonstration The Red Boat – Oil Painting Demonstration

Richard Robinson is the Webmaster of LivePaintingLessons.com where you will find... 

Painting Light and Shadow in Acrylics Painting Light and Shadow in Acrylics

About the Artist I’m Will Kemp, I’m an award-winning professional artist... 

Worst Mistake Acrylic Painters Make Worst Mistake Acrylic Painters Make

Do you know how much water is OK to add to your acrylics? Ever heard of the term... 

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Silverpoint Drawing Technique Silverpoint Drawing Technique

Silverpoint  is a very old type of Metalpoint drawing technique.  It isn’t... 

Eyes of the Tiger – Pastel Tutorial Eyes of the Tiger – Pastel Tutorial

About the Artist Born in 1980 and father of 2 sons, Jean-Claude Grillet bisanti is... 

Soft Pastel Painting Step by Step Soft Pastel Painting Step by Step

About Kari Tirrell A self-taught artist, Kari Tirrell spent her formative years drawing... 

Pastel Demo – Landscape with Wildflowers Pastel Demo – Landscape with Wildflowers

About Karen Margulis I was born in Connecticut, grew up in South Florida and spent... 

Charcoal Portrait Demo by Nathan Fowkes Charcoal Portrait Demo by Nathan Fowkes

About Nathan Fowkes I do concept art, color and lighting design for animation and... 

Drawing a Portrait with Charcoal Step by Step Drawing a Portrait with Charcoal Step by Step

About Nathan Fowkes I do concept art, color and lighting design for animation and... 

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Interview with Artist Charles R. Ott Jr. Interview with Artist Charles R. Ott Jr.

About Charles My name is Charles Ott and I am a self-taught architectural illustrator... 

Interview With Artist Sharon McCameron Whyte Interview With Artist Sharon McCameron Whyte

About SharonSharon hails from a military family that has lived all over the globe.... 

Interview With Artist Amber Alexander Interview With Artist Amber Alexander

Q: What medium or mediums do you work with? A: My paintings now are all digital.... 

Interview With Artist Jason Morgan Interview With Artist Jason Morgan

Artist Statement/Bio I don’t know why I have this all encompassing desire to... 

One on One Interview With Artist Mike Callahan One on One Interview With Artist Mike Callahan

Artist Statement “How dull might the world be without clouds and mountains... 

Interview with Artist Miranda Aschenbrenner Interview with Artist Miranda Aschenbrenner

Artist Statement My work fits into two very different and unrelated categories: realism... 

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Dick Blick Presents: Golden Fluid Acrylics Review Dick Blick Presents: Golden Fluid Acrylics Review

The fluid acrylics line from Golden are a highly intense and permanent paint with... 

Blick Presents – Chroma Atelier Interactive Acrylic Paint Blick Presents – Chroma Atelier Interactive Acrylic Paint

Chroma Atelier Interactive Acrylic Paint is a professional, high quality acrylic... 

Blick Presents – Sennelier Extra Fine Watercolors Blick Presents – Sennelier Extra Fine Watercolors

Sennelier Extra Fine Watercolors have been around for over 100 years and are still... 

Blick Presents – Sennelier Soft Pastels Blick Presents – Sennelier Soft Pastels

Sennelier Soft Pastels were first created way back in 1887 by Gustave Sennelier for... 

Blick Presents Ampersand Aquaboard Blick Presents Ampersand Aquaboard

In the following video, Elaine Salazar, president of Ampersand Art Supply discusses... 

Realistic Pencil Portrait Mastery Review – Home Study Course by Christopher Sia Realistic Pencil Portrait Mastery Review – Home Study Course by Christopher Sia

Realistic Pencil Portrait Mastery Review Pencil Portrait Mastery Example by Christopher... 

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Artist Spotlight – Mary M Rucker Artist Spotlight – Mary M Rucker

Artist Name: Mary M. Rucker Location: USA Title of Artwork: Rustic Still LIfe Dimensions of Artwork: 14 x 16 inches Medium: Oils Support: Canvas Website: http://www.facebook.com/maugie1914 Describe this Piece:  Charming cart decorated with a Barvarian theme. (Click Image For Larger View) Read More →

Artist Spotlight – Nora Blansett Artist Spotlight – Nora Blansett

Artist Name:  Nora Blansett Location: Nova Scotia, Canada Title of Artwork: October Dimensions of Artwork: 5″ x 7″ Medium:  Watercolour, Ink, Colour Pencil accents. Support:  Cold Press 140 lb Block Watercolour Paper Website: http://www.norablansett.com Describe this Piece:  This piece reflects the colours of leaves on an Autumn forest... [Read more...]

Artist Spotlight – Mary Irwin Artist Spotlight – Mary Irwin

Artist Name: Mary Irwin Location: Raymond, Washington, USA Title of Artwork: Peddlin’ Posies Dimensions of Artwork: 11 x 15 inches Medium: Watercolor Support: 300 lb watercolor paper Website: http://maryirwinwatercolors.com Describe this Piece:  Charming cart decorated with a Barvarian theme. (Click Image For Larger View) [Read more...]  Read More →

Artist Spotlight – Neadeen Masters Artist Spotlight – Neadeen Masters

Artist Name:  Neadeen Masters Location:  B.C. Canada Title of Artwork:  Memories Dimensions of Artwork:  20×24 Medium:  Acrylic Support:  Canvas Website:   http://www.artapprenticeonline.com Describe this Piece:  This painting was created for a special display at the Equestrian Olympics in Kentucky, USA in 2010. Naturally the composition... [Read more...]

Artist Spotlight – Mark Graham Artist Spotlight – Mark Graham

Artist: Mark Graham Location: Horwich, Bolton Title of Artwork:  Where are they now? Self Portrait Dimensions of Artwork: 20″ x 32″ Medium:  Oil Support:  Stretched canvas Website: http://www.mgofineart.com/ Describe this Piece A serious reflection, depicting my current struggles. The portrait was often an escape. The title suggests the... [Read more...]

Artist Spotlight – Chitra Ramanathan Artist Spotlight – Chitra Ramanathan

Artist Name: Chitra Ramanathan Location: United States Title of Artwork:  Exhilaration Dimensions of Artwork:  38 in. x 48 in. Medium:  Acrylics Support: Canvas Website:  http://www.facebook.com/ChitraRamanathanPaintings Describe this Piece:  Mixed media on canvas with found textural materials such as acrylics, rice paper, string, and oils. (Click... [Read more...]

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