Watch Stacy Kamin as she discusses how the coronavirus quarantine and lock down has given her plenty of time to paint. She gives you a quick review of how to paint from sketches of a church in Spain. Stacy explains how she will paint from sketches. ... Read More
By Sherrie McGraw
Who said that painting and drawing isn't for everyone? Well, this is a little girl, at age 4, said she wants to paint like David and me.
"We were getting ready for preschool with (our daughter) Eva, and she was doing some drawings with crayons, and... Read More
Finding Inspiration for a Painting
The most important requirement is the desire to paint. The best way to get started is have a collection of resources and references, like photos, sketches and other artists’ work that you admire. This can be inspirational when looking for ideas. Keep a sketchbook for... Read More
How important is drawing to portrait painting
I believe that drawing is so important to portrait painting. From my own experience, drawing has improved my portrait painting. The more I draw the better my hand and eye coordination gets. This allows me to become more accurate and direct with my drawing.... Read More
Painting Surfaces, Canvas, Boards
In a conversation between Jackie Kamin and Sherrie McGraw, we find out the different painting surfaces that they prefer.
Jackie: Hi Sherrie! Could you tell us what is the best painting surface to work on?
Sherrie: Hi Jackie! For smaller sizes, I prefer smooth boards to paint on. My... Read More
Shadow shapes and light is an important part of creating the illusion of three dimension on a flat surface. The problem of creating form from flat shapes is at the heart of the history of realism in art. A shadow needs to follow the shape of an object... Read More
How can I make corrections on my painting without causing muddy or chalky color?
Muddy and chalky color problem: “Where I run into trouble …. a painting is a series of corrections…..when I correct, the paint gets contaminated. It begins to look over-worked or milky. And if I work on... Read More
Learning the concepts
An important concept in painting landscapes is good design. According to John F. Carlson, in order to achieve this, there should be four values in the painting. These values, in turn, influence three planes: the horizontal, the angles, and the vertical. In each plane there... Read More
Learning to draw hands can be intimidating. Hands are one of the most complex forms in the human body, but luckily you have a ready and willing model: your own hand!
Some artists avoid drawing and painting hands because they feel overwhelmed by the different forms and the... Read More
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Aug 27, 2019 | Article by Master Oil Painting Author
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