Soft Pastel Painting Step by Step

About Kari Tirrell

Kari 2010 ws 233x300A self-taught artist, Kari Tirrell spent her formative years drawing animals and people.  Both subjects continue to factor largely in her work today.  She paints predominantly with soft pastels and has a great love for realism.  “People often comment that my paintings look like photos, but I’m not aiming for photorealism.  I try to make whatever I’m painting look like a painting, but still appear to be real.”

Kari Tirrell relocated from California to the Pacific Northwest in 1992.  She is a member of the Northwest Pastel Society, Pastel Society of the West Coast, Peninsula Art League, and is a juried member of EBSQ Self Representing Artists.  Tirrell has won numerous awards, and her work has been purchased by private collectors around the globe.

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Oil Painting Wildlife Demonstration

About Shalese

Ever since I could hold a pencil, I have had a love of drawing and animals. So it was only natural that I combine my two loves. My passion for art has only grown throughout the years and my love of animals has kept up with it. When my family and I took a vacation to Yellowstone in 2009, my inspiration skyrocketed. We were able to get very close to a large bull elk—something I’ve never done before but had always wished to experience. I discovered the sublime in a powerful way, a feeling I hope is portrayed in all my art. From that point on, I have wanted to excel in the field of wildlife art while continuing my passion for equestrian art. I have recently graduated from Northwestern College in St. Paul with a B.A. in Studio Art and hope to make wildlife/equine art my full time profession.

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Karrie Evenson – How to Paint a Whimsical Cat

KARRIE EVENSON ARTIST

I am a professional artist from Northwest Arkansas living in the hills of the Ozark Mountains. As an emotional painter, it’s important that I try to convey everyday experiences to tell a story with paint, brush and canvas. It is my hope to draw the viewer in and allow them to walk away with a sense of connection to my art. The only way to paint is by being true to my self, emotionally and passionately, this allows me to be free and to let go. As an emotional painter, I find solace when expressing a part of who I am with my art.

I feel like one of my goals in life is to help re-shape the way beginner painters look at art. I find that most beginners end up quitting and giving up too soon in fear of not being perfect. My job is to teach you that nothing is perfect and art never should be. I hope to help you become inspired, as I have been, by just having fun with creating and expressing oneself. Really, isn’t that what art is all about? How did we get away from that?

“Want to learn more about how to be free and loose with your art? Karrie is now offering workshops ONLINE! What’s even better? They are AFFORDABLE!! The workshops start with the basics, easing you into the wonderful process of this carefree painting style and will gradually get more advanced.
There’s no time limit, so you can learn at YOUR OWN PACE.

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Wildlife Art Demo of a Lion Cub

About Eric Wilson

eric wilson artistEric Wilson has established himself as one of Britain’s leading wildlife artists, a multi-award winner whose paintings are now widely collected throughout the world. His artistic ability was evident from his earliest schooldays; “Eric has an artistic talent way beyond his years” wrote his art teacher in 1967.

As a child of Scottish parentage, Eric would spend his formative years roaming the highland mountains of Scotland where his lifelong love of wild places was born. It was natural and inevitable that Eric would combine his talent with his love of wildlife and become a wildlife artist.

Eric has exhibited widely in London, Germany and the United States, exhibiting at the prestigious Florida Wildlife and Western Art Exposition and The National Exhibition of Wildlife Art where his work has won several awards. His paintings have appeared in magazines and books such as “The Best of Wildlife Art” and “Keys to Painting Fur and Feathers”, by North Light Books. Read more

Leopard Painting Demonstration in Pastels

About The Artist

Carol Santora, PSA, has loved animals of all kinds since she was a child, and remembers always wanting to be an artist. She had numerous well-used Jon Gnagy drawing kits and would copy pictures from magazines and sketch things around her home.

Santora (BFA, summa cum laude, Framingham State University) began her formal art training in 1983, while working as a registered nurse. One thing she wanted to learn to paint desperately was her dog, Flossie. After that first successful portrait, Santora realized she had a special talent and passion for animal and wildlife portraiture. Over the next 20 years, Santora would explore oil and watercolor painting before settling on soft pastel as her perfect medium. She painted landscapes and still-lifes, studied human portraiture and the figure, but the animals kept calling to her and appearing in her work.

Santora’s intimate portraits are insightful interpretations that express her passion for animals with excitement and energy by pushing the boundaries of color. She visits farms, rescues and wildlife areas in New England and out West to study and photograph her subjects. She takes hundreds of photographs and spends countless hours watching the animals that inspire her paintings. Her work is grounded in representation, but she is not bound by that. As she works, a completely realistic depiction gives way to a more artistic, contemporary rendering that serves her colorist and expressive purposes….

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Pastel Painting Tutorial of a Tiger Step by Step

About Eric Wilson

eric wilson artistEric Wilson has established himself as one of Britain’s leading wildlife artists, a multi-award winner whose paintings are now widely collected throughout the world. His artistic ability was evident from his earliest schooldays; “Eric has an artistic talent way beyond his years” wrote his art teacher in 1967.

As a child of Scottish parentage, Eric would spend his formative years roaming the highland mountains of Scotland where his lifelong love of wild places was born. It was natural and inevitable that Eric would combine his talent with his love of wildlife and become a wildlife artist.

Eric has exhibited widely in London, Germany and the United States, exhibiting at the prestigious Florida Wildlife and Western Art Exposition and The National Exhibition of Wildlife Art where his work has won several awards. His paintings have appeared in magazines and books such as “The Best of Wildlife Art” and “Keys to Painting Fur and Feathers”, by North Light Books. Read more

How to Sketch a Horse Step by Step

About Sandy Sandy

ssandy 2006 pic 2bSince 1996, Sandy Sandy has been a professional fine artist and has devoted her career to painting full time. After a divorce, she left behind a thriving advertising, illustration and sign company which she owned and operated for seventeen years. Sandy currently works in her spacious art studio from her NJ Pine Barrens home. Here she is inspired by the wildlife that visits her yard daily. A strong connection with animals and nature is evident in her choice of subjects. Her philosophy of “spirit” is woven into her work, where thousands of watercolors have given way to her flowing expressionist style.

Collectors of Sandy’s original paintings can be found throughout Canada and the US. Commissions are always welcomed to create specific works for individuals and organizations such as The NJ Symphony Orchestra. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Illustration from Moore College of Art and Design and attended The Art Institute in Philadelphia. Having studied watercolor with many nationally known watercolor masters including those from the E.A.Whitney, Brandywine and New Hope Schools has given her roots that are strong in the American Art Tradition. Sandy currently provides uplifting, motivational and instructional content in her various free online communities. She also is available for speaking engagements, demonstrations, workshops and classes.

Sandy’s Website: http://www.sandysandy.com/

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Wildlife Painting Techniques – Tiger Eyes Oil Painting Demo

About Jason Morgan

bio kingMy love of animals has been there for as long as I can remember, along with my desire to draw and paint, so looking back it now seems inevitable that I would become a Professional wildlife artist

I strive to paint wildlife as accurately as I can, so where possible I like to see the animals in their natural environment, and this has, of course, lead to some very exciting journeys and experiences.

It’s these exhilarating and very personal experiences that I believe help me so much in my portrayal of wildlife in it’s natural environment.

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Grisaille Underpainting Technique – Painting Demo by Karin Wells

About Karin

karin 222x300Karin 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 for many years. She has most recently studied for three years at The New England School of Classical Painting in Greenfield, New Hampshire, under the direction of Numael Pulido.

To expand her craft, Karin has traveled throughout Europe studying the Old Masters. Her art reflects the deep influence of these great works. Karin demonstrates a remarkable facility for likeness and for the use of light.

The artist is a member of The American Society of Portrait Artists, Portrait Society of America, The Portrait Society of Atlanta, and The Copley Society of Boston.

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Top 50 Lessons For Learning How To Draw a Cute Puppy

Learn how to draw a cute puppy with the following 50 free resources!   You have everything you absolutely need conveniently located right here in one spot! Below are 50 resources made up of step by step video tutorials as well as links to demonstrations, tips and tutorials from web pages. Some of the links below have the same title. These are not duplicates.  They are simply the same name for different tutorials.  I hope you enjoy this list!

Video Lessons

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