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Paint Like OKeeffe (or Matisse)

Sponsored byTwo Demos Using the Marabu Art CrayonEnjoy the buttery-smooth quality of a wax-based medium that has superior blendability? Looking for an art material that is highly pigmented and water-soluble for transparent effects and reductive techniques? If so, the Marabu Art Crayon could be the perfect art product for you.
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Techniques and Tips

Painting Hair with Kevin Muente

This is an excerpt from John A. Parks’s article “The Landscape of Loss” in Magazine, March 2014 issue. If you enjoy it, please consider subscribing here for 10 full issues per year!Painting Hairby Kevin Muente“Whether painting grass or hair, you have to find your rhythm.” ~Kevin MuentePhase One: I use a similar technique to paint hair and grass, but this demonstration is for hair.
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The Artist Life

Watercolor Paper Challenge: Will This Brand Live Up to its Rep?

Have Your Pick in Watercolor PapersWhat watercolor paper you choose to work with when painting with this medium is key. Your paper’s weight, size, brand, whether its cold pressed or hot pressed, etc., can all influence the final outcome of your painting.Artist Birgit O’Connor wanted to put one well-known brand of watercolor paper to the test.
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Drawing

Watercolor Batik Art on Rice Paper

The Process of Watercolor BatikDiscover the beauty and possibilities of batik art. Dubsky takes us through the watercolor batik process from beginning to end and shares her insights and tips for artists who want to experiment with making beautiful watercolor paintings on rice paper. Enjoy!For watercolor skills that you could one day use for your own batik art, the Atmospheric Flowers video download is a perfect source of inspiration and is just a click away!
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Drawing

What is Plein Air Painting?

What Is Plein Air Painting?Plein air painting is about leaving the four walls of your studio behind and experiencing painting and drawing in the landscape. Their desire to paint light and its changing, ephemeral qualities, coupled with the creation of transportable paint tubes and the box easel—the precursor to the plein air easels of today—allowed artists the freedom to paint “en plein air,” which is the French expression for “in the open air.
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