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 Landscape 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 […]

How to Paint an Apple with Oils

This 50 minute lesson introduces the foundational principles of representational art and demonstrates how each one applies specifically to the subject of painting. These four principles (Drawing, Value, Color and Edges) guide every decision that the artist makes during the painting process. This lesson introduces and demonstrates how to use all four principles by painting […]

Oil Portrait Painting Demo by Chris Saper

About The Artist Chris Saper has painted commissioned portraits for fifteen years, following a seventeen-year career as a health care executive in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition to her painting schedule, she is an active portrait instructor, teaching both portrait painting and business skills. Chris is the author of Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Color and […]

How to Paint Water and Sky in Oils

About Jon Friedman Jon R. Friedman was born in 1947 in Washington, D.C.  He graduated from Princeton University with Bachelor of Arts Degree and received a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Cranbrook Art Academy located in Michigan. Jon R. Friedman paints landscapes, figure paintings, and commissioned portraits. He also creates assemblages and constructions and […]