Painting a face can be involved. With that said, how do you decide how much detail to put in a face? Does it depend on its size, or the degree of finish desired, or on style?
Every Painting is Based on a Visual Idea
The size of the figure is part... Read More
How Can I Be a Neater Painter?
Painting in oil can be a messy endeavor. However, organization is the trick to being a neater painter. Below is a list of the biggest mistakes beginners make, which, luckily, are easy to fix.
DOS AND DON'TSDO clean brushes thoroughly, or they'll become stiff... Read More
STACY KAMIN SHARES HER THOUGHTS ON SKETCHING & PAINTING FROM LIFE and PHOTOGRAPHIC REFERENCEPainting a successful painting if you are not on location can be a challenge. Ideally its always better to paint from life. Working from life is when you establish a connection with the subject. It is... Read More
Matching skin color exactly the way you want it can be a challenge for many artists. The tips below can help!
How does an artist decide what colors to mix for skin color?
In order to make flesh seem real, you need to use both warm and cool colors.
Where do you... Read More
Anatomical planes are easiest to see in a simple example like a box. A box has six sides: a top, a bottom and four sides. A plane represents a directional change. The human form has many anatomical planes, but even though it has more nuance than a box, it... Read More
We are very excited about our workshop venue in Santa Fe, New Mexico, a world-renowned art mecca. The drawing and painting classes will be held in the grand ballroom of The Lodge hotel where all forty students will enjoy attention from three instructors daily. In the drawing class, we... Read More
In this blog, Sherrie gives Stacy a critique on an oil painting portrait in progress. Sherrie shows how the structure of the head depends on getting a more accurate read of the hairline as it describes the skull, or in some cases, where a scarf or hat meets the... Read More
"Over time, a beautiful art collection can lose some of its visual impact due to dust, cobwebs, dirt, water stains and other wear and tear. Fortunately, there are a strategies for cleaning paintings on canvas that will not damage the paint and will keep an art collection looking its... Read More
"Recently I took an architecture sketch class in Spain. I have always been intimidated by drawing buildings, until I took a master class that concentrated on capturing buildings by using contour drawing and seeing shapes. Usually drawing buildings conjures up visions of straight edges and rigid rules, but in... Read More