Mark Daniel Nelson wrote Learn to Paint in Acrylics With 50 Small Paintings because of how small paintings inspire him to strip down the frills and focus on the techniques.
Darice McGuire lives, paints, and teaches acrylic and oil painting on the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii. Darice's love for nature inspires her Hawaii and California landscape and seascape paintings. See more of her work in the new release The Art of Painting in Acrylic.
Looking for a wonderful way to bond with your child and foster his or her creativity? Take a look at author Jennifer McCully's book ARTrageous. With more than 25 drawing, painting, and mixed media projects, you and your child are sure to make some fantastic memories (and artwork!) together. ARTrageous arrives in stores in January.
Happy New Year! We are ringing in 2015 with a series of giveaways to kick start your artistic resolutions. Have you been wanting to try hand lettering? To take on a new watercolor painting technique? To give bright and vibrant mixed media a go? Let's tackle that last one with the beautiful projects in ARTrageous by artist Jennifer McCully. Check out @walterfoster to enter our giveaway on Instagram!
For centuries nature and animals have been some of the most popular subjects in art, from landscapes to hunting scenes to pet portraits. Many artists find that creating a life-like texture in watercolor, especially when rendering animal fur, can be a difficult process to master.
Would you consider art an optical illusion? I'm not sure I've ever thought of it that way. But in fact, what we see when we look at art is an illusion. What we're actually looking at is a canvas/paper that has been colored on by some medium to give the illusion of something else.
The Color Mix
This time of year, green hues are everywhere. From snow covered fir trees to light-covered mantle garlands, ‘tis the season for greens galore. Depending on how you mix it, this versatile color can be festive or fresh.
In the Studio
Meet talented artist Jennifer McCully—author of Walter Foster's upcoming publication ARTrageous—and get a glimpse into her creative workspace!
The autumn we've had in the Midwest has been unreal. We've had warm, mild temperatures and stunningly bright foliage. The season is so fleeting, and I wish I could keep the beauty around forever.
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