Old Master Painting Technique – Color Banding

About Karin Karin Wells is an artist of amazing versatility. She graduated with honors from both the New England School of Art and Design, Boston, 1965, and the Butera School of Art, Boston, 1986. Karin has enjoyed a career as an award-winning graphic designer, illustrator and sign painter. She also taught Life Drawing and Painting […]

Underpainting Tutorial – Oil Painting Demonstration Spring Flowers

About the Artist Jim Serrett holds degrees from Southern Illinois University and Vincennes University in painting and drawing. He has been an instructor at the college level and worked professionally as an artist producing advertising art, murals and illustration. “I would define my works as realism, because I am interested in depicting the subjects I […]

Amazin Glazin – Glazing with Oil Paints

The following is an excerpt from the book “Painting with Mixed Media” by Paula Guhin and Geri Greenman.  Reprinted with permission of the Publisher “Stackpole Books”.Learn more about Stackpole Books by visiting the link below:http://www.stackpolebooks.com/ More information about this book can be found here. Amazin’ Glazin’ (Click Images for Larger Views) Drawn and painted on […]

How to Paint a Landscape in Oils Step by Step

About Mike Nationally recognized, award winning artist Mike Callahan is a fourth generation Nevada native who counts himself privileged to grow up in what he believes to be one of the most beautiful places on earth, the eastern Sierra Nevada mountains near Reno, Nevada where he still lives today. While he has been painting since […]

How to Paint a Lily Step by Step

About Beatriz Beatriz Socorro began her formal art training at age 10. During 5 years, she studied art with the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary in Montreal, Canada, where she learned drawing, perspective, the use of light and shadow to obtain depth and likeness as well as clay sculpture. Professionally, she […]

Oil Painting with a Palette Knife

Palette and Painting Knives go hand in hand with oil paints.  Many people use these terms interchangeably, but there is a difference between the two.  A Palette Knife is a special knife made specifically for mixing your paints on your palette, while a Painting Knife is used for applying the paint to whatever surface you […]

Oil Painting Glazing Tutorial – Glaze and Mist

About Julie Duell Julie Duell (nee Henderson) is a 6th generation Australian going back to the First Fleet of English convicts to arrive in Sydney cove in 1788. She also has a drop of American Shoshone Indian heritage for good measure! Julie was born in Sydney in 1941 and continued to reside in Sydney environs […]