Overlay by Ali Cavanaugh, 12 x 12, watercolor painting.As a wannabe artist, I have a lot of years ahead of me to invest in perfecting my painting. Knowing this, I often think about the medium I will choose to work with—what will grow with me through the years, show me new and interesting things, and challenge me overall.
How to Paint? Change Your Blindness.“Simply knowing how many things shape perception and that perception shapes what we see can help alleviate miscommunication and misunderstanding, preventing us from getting upset with others when they don’t see things the way we do. No one can see things like you do except you.
This artist has used tint in art to create light shades of blue appropriate for the sky.Tinting colorTo tint art is is the process of adding white pigment to a color to lighten it. It is the opposite of shading, or adding black pigment to a color to darken it.How to create shades and tintsNever begin color mixing without knowing the tinting strength of the hues with which youre working.
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!
Oil painter Jason Chi-Han Cheng’s talents stretch far beyond the stroke of his brush. As a tattoo artist, Cheng creates history; as an oil painter, he memorializes it. Read his story about The Crossing below.San Francisco, California • jasonchihancheng.comI’m a tattoo artist; I find the process profound because the needle penetrates the skin.
A Few Words with Frank EberThe Second in an Artist Daily Exclusive Series:The Realities of a Fine Art CareerLost Arrow Road, Yosemite by Frank Eber, watercolor painting. What did you find most surprising about being a full-time painter?The commitment level it takes to keep it all going was surprising.