Looking at Jim McConlogue's stunning landscapes and seascapes it is hard to believe him when he says that he started out just like everybody else. "So many people believe that they can't do it. But you aren't given the ability to draw a landscape. Those are things you teach yourself. I try to help them believe that they can do it."
We all love finding inspiration on Pinterest. Whether looking for ideas for a new piece of art, finding DIY projects to brighten up the walls, or planning a party—the ideas are endless.
We turn to painting as a path toward creativity and self-expression, as a way to tap our inner soul and give it wings to fly wherever it chooses or needs to go.
Skilled multimedia artist Varvara Harmon has been drawing and painting for as long as she can remember. "I was one of those kids who drew on everything and anything: walls, furniture, whatever I could find!" Art has always been a huge part of her life wherever she has lived and worked. Varvara is also the author of Painting in Acrylic.
"What art offers is space—a certain breathing room for the spirit." -John Updike
Mixing palettes are surfaces for preparing and mixing paints. They come in a wide variety of materials, shapes, and sizes. The palette you choose depends on your medium and personal preferences. Below are the most readily available palettes for painters.
The Walter Foster Creative Team is very excited about the August release of The Art of Painting in Acrylic. So excited, in fact, that we had to give you a sneak peek at what's to come.
There are a wide range of acrylic products that allow you to customize the sheen, texture, and flow of your paint. If you don't like the naturally glossy character of the binder, you can incorporate one of the matte products into your work. It is your choice to add products that change the look of the paint to suit your creative vision.
The Color Mix
Happy St Patrick's Day! I hope you're enjoying some green in your life today. With spring on the way, I've had green on the brain leading up to this bright holiday, so today we're talking about Hooker's Green.
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