Van Gogh – Still Life Paintings Of Flowers

The still life is a staple for all styles of painting, a simple format practiced by those just beginning as well as the artistic masters. However, few have captured a still life of flowers as well as Vincent Van Gogh. Van Gogh made flower still-lifes a specialty, particularly toward the end of his life when… Continue Reading

JMW Turner – Famous Paintings & Techniques

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), “the painter of light”, was born in 1775 in Convent Garden, England. His interest in art became apparent to his mother’s brother when he resided with him in 1785, during her mental decline. He entered the Royal Academy of Art at the relatively young age of 14. His work is… Continue Reading

Landscape Painting Tips & Tricks For Aspiring Artists

When a new painter starts thinking about landscapes, the first thing they probably think of is Bob Ross, whose pleasant meadows and valleys, along with his infectious personality, engendered a serene atmosphere and a general sense of calm and happiness. You may be surprised to learn that, in the military, Ross was actually a drill… Continue Reading

Oil Painting Tips To Enhance Your Art Skills

Oil painting is a great way to represent the world around you, as well as the world of your imagination. If you are fairly new to oil painting or have already begun to achieve some success in this medium, you probably already know that regular practice is crucial to improving how you paint. Whether your… Continue Reading

Creating Watercolor Painting of a Landscape

Creating a watercolor painting of a landscape can seem challenging. It often takes time and practice to learn, but once you do so it can be one of the most beautiful ways to create artwork. Painting in this manner can be exciting. Freestyling is an option, but it often pays to have some tips to… Continue Reading

An Introduction On Various Oil Painting Techniques

Although oil is not the only material to have played a key role in artistic painting, it is probably one of the crucial ingredients in paintings done not only in Western Europe but in other areas such as the Mediterranean and Japan. Oil painting, though, refers to more than just one type or oil, to… Continue Reading

How To Clean An Oil Painting

There can be a variety of reasons you may wish to have an oil painting cleaned. Perhaps it has been in storage, gathering dust. It may have spent decades in the home of someone who smoked or in a home with lots of pets and pet dander. It may have been displayed in an environment… Continue Reading

Tips For Creating Beautiful Paintings Of Flowers

A Creative and Personalized Pastime For many with or without artistic talent, one of their most enjoyable activities is taking an easel and some paints and setting out to create something special on their canvas. As art is a very personal undertaking, whatever pleases an artist is adequate justification for the effort. There are many… Continue Reading