The Colored Pencil: Getting Started Right!

Janie Gildow’s drawing video download workshops provide a firm foundation to the colored pencil artist. In this drawing instruction video download, The Colored Pencil: Getting Started Right, you learn about the basics of drawing, including how to choose your pencils, erasers and papers. Janie Gildow shows you the proper grip for pressure control and exercises […]

Learn how to Paint Flowers from Your Imagination!

Flowers from your imagination are the most beautiful kind! If you want to paint from your imagination, without a reference photo, but aren’t sure where to begin, Sandrine Pelissier’s painting techniques will show you the way. In the video download Painting Flowers from Imagination, Sandrine will teach you, and student Amy Jones, how to paint […]

How to Choose the Right Watercolor Painting Brushes

In the following video, artist Steve Mitchell from “The Mind of Watercolor” youtube channel discusses how to choose good watercolor painting brushes.  If you are a beginner or even experienced watercolor artist, you will find the following information very helpful.  Enjoy!  Be sure to support this artist and show your appreciation by visiting his YouTube channel […]

Smartflix – Art Instruction DVD Rentals

SmartFlix is an online DVD rental service. They have an amazing selection of art instruction DVD’s that covers virtually every medium including acrylic painting, oil painting, watercolor, colored pencil, pastels and much more! You can rent online at any time of the day and the videos will be shipped directly to you (with return postage […]

Dick Blick Presents: Golden Fluid Acrylics Review

The fluid acrylics line from Golden are a highly intense and permanent paint with the consistency similar to that of heavy cream.  The pigment strength used in these paints is very similar to the pigment load that is used to make Golden’s Heavy Body Acrylics. The only real difference is the consistency.  These paints are […]

Blick Presents – Chroma Atelier Interactive Acrylic Paint

Chroma Atelier Interactive Acrylic Paint is a professional, high quality acrylic paint available in 75 colors.  These paints have a wonderful buttery consistency and dry to a rich satin finish with little to no color shift. As you know, acrylic paints do have their drawbacks.  They dry quickly, colors change value when dry and you […]

Blick Presents – Sennelier Extra Fine Watercolors

Sennelier Extra Fine Watercolors have been around for over 100 years and are still a favorite amongst artists of today.  If you were to go back in time , you would have seen Artists like Cezanne, Gauguin, Monet and Picasso using these wonderful paints. Sennelier Extra Fine Watercolors come in a wide variety of colors, […]

Blick Presents – Sennelier Soft Pastels

Sennelier Soft Pastels were first created way back in 1887 by Gustave Sennelier for Edgar Degas.  In France, it is the only pastels that has the Kings Crown of approval on its label.  They are made from 100% pure pigment that is bound with gum arabic. They do not contain any, which means these colors […]

Blick Presents Ampersand Aquaboard

In the following video, Elaine Salazar, president of Ampersand Art Supply discusses a product by Ampersand known as “Aquaboard”.  Aquaboard is an acid free surface that is perfect for use with Water based media like watercolors and gouache.  It is similar to cold pressed watercolor paper but there are some differences.  The colors on the […]