STACY KAMIN SHARES HER THOUGHTS ON SKETCHING & PAINTING FROM LIFE and PHOTOGRAPHIC REFERENCE Painting 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
Here are six types of folds that every artist should know when drawing drapery and clothing George Bridgman Drawings 1.PIPE FOLD Pipe folds are found in situations such as dresses and curtains.A series of semi-tubular shapes form as the material hangs free at the opposite end.The folds themselves are usually cylindrical in... 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
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
What is Glazing in painting? What is Scumbling in painting?
When do artists use glazing to intensify the oil painting process? When is it appropriate to use the process of scumbling? Enhancing an oil painting with the use of glazing is a useful tool. Understanding the process of scumbing can also... Read More
The Languages of Painting and Drawing
Sherrie explains why painting and drawing are very different languages and require very different solutions. Drawing is an intimate medium meant to be seen up close but painting is meant to be seen from far away. The Kings and the Pope commissioned work from... Read More