Telluride’s Gold, Ingram Falls – Landscape Demo

About Kenn Backhaus Kenn was born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin and spent much of his childhood on the family farm near Burnett, Wisconsin. His fondness for nature became the catalyst for his art. Kenn’s parents encouraged his artistic education and following High School, he attended Layton School of Art in Milwaukee,Wisconsin. After graduation from Layton […]

En Plein Air Oil Painting Demo

Below is a wonderful video demonstration created by Paul Taggart.  This is a demo done “en plein air”.  Its a fairly quick, energetic and sketchy painting, the point of which, is to demonstrate that oil painting does not always have to be a long drawn out process that takes days or even weeks to complete. […]

How to Paint a Lily Flower in Oils

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 […]

How to Enliven a Painting with Pure Color

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 […]

Palette Knife Seascape Painting Demonstration

About Patricia Elliot Seitz Patricia Elliott Seitz was born in San Diego California, and spent most of her young adulthood living in Southern California. She came from an artistic background of art and music, and always knew that she wanted to be an artist. From age five until she was in her early teens, Seitz […]

Breaking Surf Oil Painting Demo

About Doug Doug Purdon was born in Toronto, Ontario. He is a full-time painter, teacher and writer. He is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists and Ontario Society of Artists. He currently lives in Toronto with his wife, the writer Rosemary Aubert. He […]

How to Make Blue from Ivory Black & White

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 […]

How to Clean your Oil Painting Brushes

Learning how to clean your oil painting brushes is important, especially if your brushes are expensive and of high quality.  You want to protect that investment so that your brushes will last for years to come. There are a variety of methods for removing oil paint from a brush. If you were to ask 5 […]

How to Begin a Landscape Painting in Oils

In this free oil painting video lesson by artist Dick Ensing  you will learn a method for starting a landscape painting using oil paint. This is not the only way to start an oil painting, but it is an excellent method and one that every beginner should become familiar with. The artist will be working […]