Hello Sherrie, How are you? Today, I thought we would talk about paint quality in painting. We talk a lot about it in our library of films and in completing paintings. How would you describe paint quality?
It is certainly something that you and David and Stacy so beautifully. It... Read More
Watch Jackie and Sherrie discuss one of the wonderful films in The Artists Guild Library. Tackling a still life isn't as difficult as you think. The main featured image inspired this painting demonstration.
Learn about how the still life was set up, and why Sherrie set it up the... Read More
Watch Sherrie and Jackie discuss what it is like to paint in their studio. Learn to paint from masters artists as if you are inside their studio can be a wonderful way to learn.
What If You Had Been a Fly on the Wall in Rembrandt’s Studio?
The "A Day in... Read More
This conversation between Jackie Kamin and Sherrie McGraw is about the best painting brushes for artists. They offer a discussion on tips and advice for artists to help them master their craft.
Jackie: Hey Sherrie. How are you?
Sherrie: Hi Jackie, I'm good. How are you doing?
Jackie: Good to see you. Today... 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 favorite... 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 difficulty... Read More
What are Planes?
How do I see planes?
In this blog you will heighten your art education by learning how to see planes. Students often can't decipher separate planes on a subject, which weakens the structural strength of their work. It is important to be aware of planes and to see them clearly.... Read More
Glazing and Scumbling in Oil Painting
David A Leffel
What is glazing in painting?
What is scumbling in painting?
When do artists use glazing in 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... Read More