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This I Know | The Magic of Watercolor Painting

After many years painting in watercolor, celebrated artist Chien Chung-Wei has learned a thing or two about how to make the most of...

The Force of Nature

Sometimes art is all about capturing the beauty of nature. Sometimes the inspiration is more subtle. In this special collection of...

Working With Passion and Playfulness 

The top three award winners and honorable mention winners in the Acrylic Works 9 Competition demonstrate the creative potential of...

Burning Question: 3 Must-Have Watercolors

We asked 5 great watercolor painters the question "What are the three tube colors that are always on your palette?" Here are their...

Pastel Demo | Tale of Two Surfaces

Discover the benefits of painting the same subject on two different surfaces to reveal new possibilities in your pastel painting!...

Perfect Shadow Perspective

All artists are familiar with the classic perspective example of railroad tracks converging toward a vanishing point, but few are...

“Yummy Color”- Paint a Realistic Watercolor Still Life

Paint a realistic watercolor still life in this article. Judy Nunno provides a step-by-step breakdown of her watercolor painting process...

Stories Without Words | The Portraits of Sharon Sprung

The commissioned portrait is an opportunity Sharon Sprung embraces. All portraits, she says, not only convey the subject’s likeness...

Portraits of the Queen | A Subject Like No Other

With the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, we explore the impact her likeness has had on the art of portraiture. The post Portraits of...

Small Size, Big Impact, with Golden Artists Acrylic

Although she also paints large canvasses, lately Laurie Anne Gonzalez has been working in a much smaller format. Her tiny landscapes,...

Pet Projects : Paint a Dog Portrait in Watercolor

A few key strategies can help make commissioned pet portraits an enjoyable—and profitable—part of your art life. This article features...

Fun with Flowers, using Blick Liquid Watercolors

Artist Joy Ting Charde uses BLICK Liquid Watercolors to paint loose and lovely floral designs. Learn the secret to her fun and playful...

Portrait Drawing Demonstration: How to Draw a Woman’s Portrait...

In this classical portrait drawing demonstration, Scott Maier teaches essential blending techniques for charcoal. You'll also learn...

Award-Winning Watercolor Paintings That Reveal a Glimpse...

Within this year's collection of top-of-class watercolor paintings, we discover emotional imagery that expresses the full gamut of...

Portrait Drawing Demonstration: How to Draw a Woman’s Portrait...

In this classical portrait drawing demonstration, Scott Maier teaches essential blending techniques for charcoal. You'll also learn...

“The Best of Watercolor” Reveals Glimpses of Pandemic Life

Within this year's collection of top-of-class watercolor paintings, we discover emotional imagery that expresses the full gamut of...

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