Painting Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

Gouache Paint
Gouache is a versatile paint medium that is water-soluble, easy to clean up, with bright opaque color you can use in many different ways!

Analogous Colors -- Art Glossary Definition
An easy-to-understand explanation of what is meant by analogous colors in painting color theory, and examples of analogous color schemes.

How to Paint Metallic and Shiny Surfaces in Oil and Acrylic
Tips for how to paint realistic-looking silver, gold and other reflective metallic objects, and some still-life paintings to inspire you.

Sea Painting Demo -- Refining the Shadow on the Wave
Follow the creation of a sea painting featuring a close-up of a breaking wave, in this step-by-step painting demonstration.

Painting Demo: How to Paint Breaking Waves
Interested in painting the sea? Follow the creation of an acrylic wave break painting and the artist's method for shadows, highlights, and using glazes.

Sea Painting Demo -- Adding Shadow to the Wave
Follow the creation of a sea painting featuring a close-up of a breaking wave, in this step-by-step painting demonstration.

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Follow the creation of a sea painting featuring a close-up of a breaking wave, in this step-by-step painting demonstration.

Sea Painting Demo -- Adding Floating Foam in the Foreground
Follow the creation of a sea painting featuring a close-up of a breaking wave, in this step-by-step painting demonstration.

Sea Painting Demo -- Overdoing the Sea Foam
Follow the creation of a sea painting featuring a close-up of a breaking wave, in this step-by-step painting demonstration.

Sea Painting Demo -- Working on the Foreground
Follow the creation of a sea painting featuring a close-up of a breaking wave, in this step-by-step painting demonstration.

Sea Painting Demo -- Working and Reworking
Follow the creation of a sea painting featuring a close-up of a breaking wave, in this step-by-step painting demonstration.

Sea Painting Demo -- The Finished Wave Painting
Follow the creation of a sea painting featuring a close-up of a breaking wave, in this step-by-step painting demonstration.

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Free Printable Number Stencils
My collection of printable number stencils, from zero to nine, designed to be easy to cut out.

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Free Printable Christmas Stencils
Have some seasonal creativity with my collection of free Christmas stencils, ready to print and cut out for personal projects.

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Free Dog Stencils to Print and Cut Out
A collection of free dog stencils to print and cut out.

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Types of Art Paint Brush
Learn about the different shapes and types of art brushes you can use for painting, and what you can do with each, with this photo index.

How to Paint With a Knife Rather Than a Brush
Are you interested in painting with a knife? Get a brief overview on selecting and using painting knives with any type of paint medium.

Painting Knife -- Painting Knife Shapes
An introduction to using a painting knife rather than a brush, including selecting a suitable painting knife and tips on painting with a knife.

Painting Knife -- Selecting a Good Painting Knife
An introduction to using a painting knife rather than a brush, including selecting a suitable painting knife and tips on painting with a knife.

Painting Knife -- How to Get Paint onto a Painting Knife
An introduction to using a painting knife rather than a brush, including selecting a suitable painting knife and tips on painting with a knife.

Painting Knife -- How to Hold a Painting Knife
An introduction to using a painting knife rather than a brush, including selecting a suitable painting knife and tips on painting with a knife.

Painting Knife -- How to Clean a Painting Knife
An introduction to using a painting knife rather than a brush, including selecting a suitable painting knife and tips on painting with a knife.

7 Tips for Painting Convincing Shadows
The ability to paint convincing shadows is a skill that every painter needs to develop. Put away that tube of black paint and learn how to paint shadows.

How to Soften Hard Watercolor Tube Paint
What happens when a tube of watercolor paint gets hard? Don't worry or throw it away! Watercolors are very forgiving and you can keep using it.

How to Use Watercolor Canvas and Prime Standard Canvas
Watercolor painters who want to paint on canvas have two options: buy watercolor canvas or prime standard canvas. Learn the advantages of each technique.

How to Attach Stencils to Pumpkins
Easy-to-follow instructions on how to attach a stencil and transfer the design to your pumpkin so it's easy to carve or paint.

How Does the 'Right Brain' Affect Art?
Artists have long been thought to be right brain dominant. What does this mean and how does the science of the brain affect art and the way we work?

What Colors to Mix for Copper Color Paint
Which colors are mixed to paint a copper-colored object? Discover tips for mixing copper paint in oils or acrylics and create shiny metal in your painting.

Does an Oil Painting Need to Be Framed With Glass?
When framing an oil painting, should you place it under glass? Learn why it is not always necessary and discover more tips for framing your paintings.

Art Resins and Mediums for a Glossy Acrylic Painting
Explore ways to add a gloss finish to your acrylic paintings. From art resin to acrylic medium and varnish, there are a few options for painters.

Painting Over an Old Unfinished Oil Panting
Is it okay to continue working on an old oil painting that you didn't finish? Don't throw that canvas away and learn how you might be able to reuse it.

What is The Real Reason We Paint?
Why do we paint and what do we get out of it? Explore this question and the miracle of painting with modern-day Impressionist Jerry Fresia.

Amateur or Professional Artist: Which One Are You?
What marks someone as an amateur artist rather than a professional? Discover the questions to ask yourself and work on if you'd like to be taken seriously.

How to Properly Remove Mold From Paintings
What's the best way to deal with mold on a painting or artwork? Discover how to properly remove mold from wet or damp artwork after a flood or storage.

Art Lies and Artist Myths About it Being Easy
There are a lot of false beliefs about what it takes to be an artist, such as the one that it should be easy.

Artist Myths About Small Painting Being are Easier Than Big
There are a lot of false beliefs about what it takes to be an artist, such as the myth that smaller canvases are easier to paint than big ones.

6 Myths About Painting and Art
There are many myths about what it takes to be an artist. Starting with the myth that talent is essential... it's not. Explore the realities of painting.

Artist Myths About Perfection
There are a lot of false beliefs about what it takes to be an artist, such as the myth that every single painting you create should be absolutely perfect. You're setting yourself up for failure if you believe this.

Artist Myths About Not Being Able to Draw
There are a lot of false beliefs about what it takes to be an artist, such as the myth that if you can't draw, you can't paint.

Artist Myths About Colors
There are a lot of false beliefs about what it takes to be an artist, such as the myth that the more colors you use in a painting, the better it'll be.

Is Rolling Up a Canvas Painting Okay?
Storing and shipping rolled canvas paintings does save space and cost, but is it a good idea? Learn how to safely roll a canvas to prevent damage.

Walnut Oil as an Oil Painting Medium
If you are looking for a good medium to use in oil paintings, consider walnut oil. Learn why famous painters in the past preferred it and how to store it.

How to Use a Mahl Stick While Painting
If you need extra support for your arm while painting, try a mahl stick. It's a simple tool artists use and you can either buy one or make it yourself.

Art Glossary: What is Mark Making?
Mark making is a fundamental part of creating a painting or any piece of artwork. Discover what mark making means and how artists use it in their art.

Artists' FAQ: What Defines an Opaque Paint?
The word 'opaque' is used often in painting and it refers to a paint's ability to cover up what's behind it. Learn how to tell the opacity of your paints.

What Are the Dimensions for 'A' Paper Sizes?
Art paper is often sold using an 'A' system to determine its size. Learn what this means and familiarize yourself with how this relates to your artwork.

How to Fix Mistakes in Acrylic and Oil Paintings
Had a slip of the brush or painted something you now regret? It's not a total disaster and if you're using acrylics or oils it's easy to hide a mistake.

Can Acrylic Paints Survive Freezing Temperatures?
Will acrylic paints survive freezing temperatures? Discover how extreme cold can affect acrylics and learn how to extend the shelf life of your paint.

Painting on Hardboard or Wood Rather than Canvas
Hardboard is a perfect base for paintings and a great alternative to stretched canvas. Learn about woods to use, building a frame, and priming your board.

How to Use Water Soluble Oil Paints
Have you tried water soluble oil paints yet? Discover how these oil paints take the mess and harmful fumes out of painting and why you should use them.

Face Painting Halloween
If you want to do face painting this Halloween, here are tips, information on paint supplies, and some face painting videos to help you.

5 Reasons You're Not a Good Artist (Yet!)
Do you have a knack for painting and think you're a pretty good artist? Don't be discouraged, but there are signs that you may not be as good as you think.

All About White Oil and Acrylic Artists' Paint
All white paint is not the same. Learn the characteristics of the different kinds so you can use the right paint to achieve the effects you want.

Do You Know Any Songs About Painting?
Do you know any songs about painting? I've been thinking about it as various About.com Guides have been compiling lists of songs about their topics (from

How Do I Paint Glass So It Looks Transparent?
Is there some 'painting trick' to getting glass to look transparent? Find out in this Painting Problem Solver.

Do You Call Yourself a Painter or an Artist?
Do you call yourself a painter or an artist? It's a problem faced by many people who don't make a fulltime living from their art.

Book Review Color Travels Through the Paintbox by Victoria Finlay
A review of the book

Why is Honey Used in (Some) Watercolor Paint?
Find out why honey can be used to make watercolor paint and whether you need to treat it any differently to normal watercolor paint.

Self-Imposed Limits in Painting Can Fuel Creativity
Self-imposed limits can help fuel your creativity as well as help to develop your painting skills. Here are 10 suggestions for limits to try.

Painting Basic Shapes -- Practice It
The only way to get painting a sphere instinctive is practice, and more practice.

Painting Techniques: Sgraffito With Oils or Acrylics
A look at what sgraffito is and how it works with oil paints and acrylics. Page 2.

Fan Brush Painting -- Tips for Cutting a Fan Brush Before Painting
If a fan brush is proving too wide, give it a haircut!

Painting Glass: Influence of a Green Background
The color of a glass is influenced signficiantly by what's in the background. Remember this when you're painting.

How to Use Sgraffito and the Canvas Weave
Find out how to use the weave of a canvas with the sgraffito painting technique.

Painting Basic Shapes -- Variations in the Value of the Background
The value or tone of the background influences the values you use to paint a sphere.

Step 6: Adjusting Color and Value
An explanation of step six of artist Brian Simons's 7 steps method of painting.

7 Books to Help You Market and Sell Your Art
These 7 books will help you develop your career, grow your art business, and sell more paintings!

How to Select Colors for Pastel Painting
With so many different colors available, how do you choose? Here I explain how to select you will use when you start painting with pastels.

Step 4: The Value Study
Step four out of seven in the painting method of Canadian artist Brian Simons.

Seascape Painting Step by Step Demonstration: Getting Started
Seascape demonstration -- the first stages of the painting involve deciding where the elements will be and what colors to start with.

Step-by-Step Demonstration of a Sea Painting -- Froth at the Rocks
Watch a sea painting unfold from start to finish in this step-by-step painting demonstration. In this step,

Step 1: Study Your Subject
Step one of the seven steps method from Canadian artist Brian Simons.

Step-by-Step Demonstration of a Sea Painting -- Rocky Foreground
Watch a sea painting unfold from start to finish in this step-by-step painting demonstration. In this step,

Fan Brush Dry Brushing -- How to Load Paint onto Fan Brush for Dry Brushing
Find out how to load paint onto a fan brush for dry brushing

Basic Techniques for Painting with Pastels
An introduction to the various ways in which pastels can be used in a painting, whether by themselves or as mixed media.

How to Do Sgraffito with Watercolor
A look at what sgraffito is and how it works with watercolours.

Abstract Painting ‘Heat’ Step 6: Close-up of the Tree
Abstract Painting: Part 6 of step-by-step demonstration of painting an abstracted landscape titled ‘Heat’, using reds, oranges, and yellow.

Abstract Landscape Painting Step 2: Developing the Idea
Developing an idea for an abstract landscape painting, from an inspirational photo taken in southwestern Scotland.

Abstract Landscape Painting Step 3: Trying Out Ideas
Developing an idea for an abstract landscape painting, from an inspirational photo taken in southwestern Scotland.

Step-by-Step Demonstration of a Sea Painting -- Coastal Hills and Foreground Rocks
Watch a sea painting unfold from start to finish in this step-by-step painting demonstration. In this step, the coastal hills and foreground rocks are painted.

Step by Step Horse Painting Demo
Follow the development of a painting of a white horse, step by step.

Horse Painting Step-by-Step Demonstration -- Is the Horse Painting Finished
Follow the development of a painting of a white horse, step by step.

Horse Painting Step-by-Step Demonstration -- Reusing an Old Canvas
Follow the development of a horse painting step by step, here the reusing of an old canvas.

Horse Painting Step-by-Step Demonstration -- Deciding on the Painting's Composition
Follow the development of a painting of a white horse, step by step.

Horse Painting Step-by-Step Demonstration -- Changing the Painting's Composition
Follow the development of a painting of a white horse, step by step.

Horse Painting Step-by-Step Demonstration -- Focusing on the Head
Follow the development of a painting of a white horse, step by step.

Horse Painting Step-by-Step Demonstration -- Help, It's All Gone Flat
Follow the development of a painting of a white horse, step by step.

Horse Painting Step-by-Step Demonstration -- Guide the Eye with the Direction of Your Brush Marks
Follow the development of a painting of a white horse, step by step.

Horse Painting Step-by-Step Demonstration -- Adding White to the Face
Follow the development of a painting of a white horse, step by step.

Horse Painting Step-by-Step Demonstration --
Follow the development of a painting of a white horse, step by step.

Abstract Landscape Painting - Step by Step Abstract Demo Heat Landscape
Abstract Painting: A step-by-step demonstration of painting an abstracted landscape titled ‘Heat’, using reds, oranges, and yellow.

Abstract Painting ‘Heat’ Step 2: Adding Other Colours
Abstract Painting: Part 2 of step-by-step demonstration of painting an abstracted landscape titled ‘Heat’, using reds, oranges, and yellow.

Abstract Painting ‘Heat’ Step 3: Softening the Colors
Abstract Painting: Part 3 of step-by-step demonstration of painting an abstracted landscape titled ‘Heat’, using reds, oranges, and yellow.

Abstract Painting ‘Heat’ Step 4: Adding the Tree
Abstract Painting: Part 4 of step-by-step demonstration of painting an abstracted landscape titled ‘Heat’, using reds, oranges, and yellow.

Abstract Painting ‘Heat’ Step 5: Reworking the Tree
Abstract Painting: Part 5 of step-by-step demonstration of painting an abstracted landscape titled ‘Heat’, using reds, oranges, and yellow.

Abstract Painting ‘Heat’ Step 7: The Final Tree
Abstract Painting: Part 7 of step-by-step demonstration of painting an abstracted landscape titled ‘Heat’, using reds, oranges, and yellow.

Abstract Painting ‘Heat’ Step 8: Adding Another Element
Abstract Painting: Part 8 of step-by-step demonstration of painting an abstracted landscape titled ‘Heat’, using reds, oranges, and yellow.

Abstract Painting ‘Heat’ Step 9: The Finished Painting
Abstract Painting: The final of step-by-step demonstration of painting an abstracted landscape titled ‘Heat’, using reds, oranges, and yellow.

Abstract Art: A Step-By-Step Painting Demonstration
Follow the development of a piece of abstract art step by step in this painting demo.

Abstract Art -- Step by Step Abstract Art Demo -- Getting Started with Abstract Art
Follow the development of a piece of abstract art step by step in this painting demo.

Abstract Art -- Step by Step Abstract Art Demo -- Abstract Art by Karen Day-Vath
Follow the development of a piece of abstract art step by step in this painting demo.

Abstract Art -- Step by Step Abstract Art Demo -- Abstract Art by Karen Day-Vath
Follow the development of a piece of abstract art step by step in this painting demo.

Abstract Art -- Step by Step Abstract Art Demo -- Abstract Art by Karen Day-Vath
Follow the development of a piece of abstract art step by step in this painting demo.

Abstract Art -- Step by Step Abstract Art Demo -- Abstract Art by Karen Day-Vath
Follow the development of a piece of abstract art step by step in this painting demo.

Abstract Art -- Step by Step Abstract Art Demo -- Abstract Art by Karen Day-Vath
Follow the development of a piece of abstract art step by step in this painting demo.

Monet Bridge: A Step-by-Step Painting Demo
Follow artist Karen Day-Vath as she paints a scene from Monet's garden at Giverny.

A Step-by-Step Demonstration of Painting Monet's Bridge: Getting Started
Follow artist Karen Day-Vath as she paints a scene from Monet's garden at Giverny.

Monet Painting Demonstration: Making the Painting My Own, Not a Copy
Follow artist Karen Day-Vath as she paints a scene from Monet's garden at Giverny.

Monet Painting Demonstration: Struggling with Acrylics
Follow artist Karen Day-Vath as she paints a scene from Monet's garden at Giverny.

Monet Painting Demonstration: Seeing More Clearly
Follow artist Karen Day-Vath as she paints a scene from Monet's garden at Giverny.

Monet Painting Demonstration: The Final Painting
Follow artist Karen Day-Vath as she paints a scene from Monet's garden at Giverny.

Abstract Landscape Painting: Developing an Idea
Developing an idea for an abstract landscape painting, from an inspirational photo taken in southwestern Scotland.

Abstract Landscape Painting Step 4: Following Another Idea
Developing an idea for an abstract landscape painting, from an inspirational photo taken in southwestern Scotland, and knowing when to stop thinking and start painting.

Self Portrait: Getting Started
If you can't paint a decent portrait of yourself, how can you hope to paint a portrait of someone else? Follow a self portrait's development in this step by step demo.

Self Portrait: Reworking the Composition
If you can't paint a decent portrait of yourself, how can you hope to paint a portrait of someone else? Follow a self portrait's development in this step by step demo.

Self Portrait: The Price of Working without Sketching
If you can't paint a decent portrait of yourself, how can you hope to paint a portrait of someone else? Follow a self portrait's development in this step by step demo.

Self Portrait: Adding Some Glazes
If you can't paint a decent portrait of yourself, how can you hope to paint a portrait of someone else? Follow a self portrait's development in this step by step demo.

Self Portrait: Adding Form to the Mouth
If you can't paint a decent portrait of yourself, how can you hope to paint a portrait of someone else? Follow a self portrait's development in this step by step demo.

Self Portrait: Overworking a Painting Always Ends in Disaster
If you can't paint a decent portrait of yourself, how can you hope to paint a portrait of someone else? Follow a self portrait's development in this step by step demo.

Step-by-Step Chinese Painting Demonstration
Watch a beautiful landscape develop in this step-by-step Chinese painting demonstration by artist Zhaofan Liu.

Step-by-Step Chinese Painting Demonstration -- About the Artist
Watch a beautiful Chinese landscape painting develop in this step-by-step Chinese painting demonstration by artist Zhaofan Liu.

Step-by-Step Chinese Painting Demo -- The Inspiration
Watch a beautiful landscape in a traditional Chinese painting style develop in this step-by-step demonstration by artist Zhaofan Liu.

Step-by-Step Chinese Painting Demo -- Developing the Idea
Follow the development a beautiful landscape painting in this step-by-step demo by Chinese artist Zhaofan Liu.

Step-by-Step Chinese Painting Demo -- The Key Lines
See a beautiful landscape develop in this step-by-step demonstration by Chinese artist Zhaofan Liu, who works in a traditional style.

Step-by-Step Painting Demo -- Using a Chinese Brush
Watch a landscape piece develop in this step-by-step Chinese painting demonstration by artist Zhaofan Liu.

Step-by-Step Chinese Painting Demo -- The Power of the Brush Stroke
Follow the creation of a traditional-style Chinese landscape painting develop in this step-by-step demonstration.

Step-by-Step Chinese Painting Demonstration -- Limit the Main Colors
Watch a beautiful landscape painting develop in this step-by-step demonstration by artist Zhaofan Liu.

Painting Glazes with Acrylics Step-by-step Demo
A step-by-step demonstration of painting glazes with acrylics to build up color.

Painting Glazes in Acrylic -- The Initial Colors
A step-by-step demonstration of painting glazes with acrylics to build up color.

Painting Glazes in Acrylic -- Glazing Over with Red
A step-by-step demonstration of painting glazes with acrylics to build up color.

Painting Glazes in Acrylic -- Refining the Effect
A step-by-step demonstration of painting glazes with acrylics to build up color.

Painting Glazes in Acrylic -- Glazing Over with Blue Again
A step-by-step demonstration of painting glazes with acrylics to build up color.

Step by Step Tree Painting Demo in the Style of Klimt
This step-by-step tree painting demonstration shows the creation of a painting of a forest done in the style of Klimt, from start to finish.

Step by Step Tree Painting in the Style of Klimt -- Starting with a Sketch
The start of a step-by-step tree painting demonstration showing the creation of a painting of a forest done in the style of Klimt.

Step by Step Tree Painting in the Style of Klimt -- Positioning the Trees
The second part of a step-by-step tree painting demonstration showing the creation of a painting of a forest done in the style of Klimt.

Step by Step Tree Painting in the Style of Klimt -- Forest Floor
The third part of a step-by-step tree painting demonstration showing the creation of a painting of a forest done in the style of Klimt.

Step by Step Tree Painting in the Style of Klimt -- Darkening and Brightening Colors
The end of a step-by-step tree painting demonstration showing the creation of a painting of a forest done in the style of Klimt.

Step by Step Tree Painting in the Style of Klimt -- The Final Painting
The final part of a step-by-step tree painting demonstration showing the creation of a painting of a forest done in the style of Klimt.

Pastel Painting Step-by-Step Seascape Demonstration -- Adding the Waves
Follow the development of a pastel painting of a seascape from start to finish in this step-by-step demonstration.

Pastel Painting Step-by-Step Seascape Demonstration -- Surf Detail
Follow the development of a pastel painting of a seascape from start to finish in this step-by-step demonstration.

Pastel Painting Step-by-Step Seascape Demonstration -- Finishing the Rocks
Follow the development of a pastel painting of a seascape from start to finish in this step-by-step demonstration.

Step-by-Step Demonstration of a Sea Painting -- Initial Blue for the Sea
Watch a sea painting unfold from start to finish in this step-by-step painting demonstration. In this step,

Step-by-Step Demonstration of a Sea Painting -- Finished Seascape Painting
Watch a sea painting unfold from start to finish in this step-by-step painting demonstration. This step shows the final painting, with a couple of details.

Seascape Painting -- Step-by-Step Demonstration of an Abstracted Seascape Painting
Follow the development of an abstracted seascape painting step by step in this demonstration.

Seascape Painting Step by Step Demonstration: Glazing
Seascape demonstration -- the second step of the painting involves putting down further glazes of color to richen the sea and sand.

Seascape Painting Step by Step Demonstration: Creating White Sea Foam
Seascape painting demonstration: how to use a cloth to create realistic white sea foam.

Seascape Painting: Declaring it Finished
The final stage in a demonstration of a seascape painting, where the painting gets declared finished.

Abstract Art -- Step by Step Abstract Art Demo -- Abstract Art by Karen Day-Vath
Follow the development of a piece of abstract art step by step in this painting demo.

Monet Painting Demonstration: Impressionists Are Not Easy to Copy
Follow artist Karen Day-Vath as she paints a scene from Monet's garden at Giverny.

Selecting Pastel Colors for Painting
Find out why you're better off learning to paint with pastels using a limited choice of colors only, not oodles.

Painting Glass: Orange Watercolor Version
One of the fundamentals of painting glass is observation of the colors; don't let your brain override what you see.

Painting Glass: Green Watercolor Version
One of the fundamentals of painting glass is observation of the colors; don't let your brain override what you see.

Pastel Painting -- How to Use the Edge
Pastel painting techniques: The effects you get if you break a pastel in half and use the edge for drawing.

Monet Painting Demonstration: Adding Lily Pads
Follow artist Karen Day-Vath as she paints a scene from Monet's garden at Giverny.

Self Portrait Step-by-Step Demo
If you can't paint a decent portrait of yourself, how can you hope to paint a portrait of someone else? Follow a self portrait's development in this step by step demo.

Essential Art Materials for Chinese Painting
Find out what artist Zhaofan Liu uses for painting in traditional Chinese style.

Step-by-Step Chinese Painting Demonstration -- Analyze the Composition
Taking a moment to analyze the composition of a traditional-style Chinese landscape painting, and whether it's complete or not.

Pastel Painting Step-by-Step Seascape Demonstration
Follow the development of a pastel painting of a seascape from start to finish in this step-by-step demonstration.

Pastel Painting Step-by-Step Seascape Demonstration -- Sitting Back and Contemplating the Painting
Follow the development of a pastel painting of a seascape from start to finish in this step-by-step demonstration.

Pastel Painting Step-by-Step Seascape Demonstration -- Setting the Focus for the Painting
Follow the development of a pastel painting of a seascape from start to finish in this step-by-step demonstration.

Pastel Painting Step-by-Step Seascape Demonstration -- Blocking In Color
Follow the development of a pastel painting of a seascape from start to finish in this step-by-step demonstration.

Pastel Painting Step-by-Step Seascape Demonstration -- Blending the Pastel Colors
Follow the development of a pastel painting of a seascape from start to finish in this step-by-step demonstration.

Pastel Painting Step-by-Step Seascape Demonstration -- Final Touches
Follow the development of a pastel painting of a seascape from start to finish in this step-by-step demonstration.

Sea Painting Step-by-Step Demonstration
Watch a sea painting unfold from start to finish in this step-by-step painting demonstration.

Step-by-Step Demonstration of a Sea Painting -- Tweaking the Painting
Watch a sea painting unfold from start to finish in this step-by-step painting demonstration. In this step,

Big Brush Painting Project by AJ Murosky
Big Brush Painting: Read what the project is about and take a look at the various paintings sent in for this painting project. Page 15.

Big Brush Painting Project by Brian Snyder
Big Brush Painting Project: Take a look at the various paintings submitted. Page 23.

Big Brush Painting Project by John Quinlan
Big Brush Painting: Read what the project is about and take a look at the various paintings sent in for this painting project. Page 21.

Big Brush Painting Project by Pat Beavis
Big Brush Painting: Read what the project is about and take a look at the various paintings sent in for this painting project. Page 19.

Big Brush Painting Project by Rich Mason
Big Brush Painting: Read what the project is about and take a look at the various paintings sent in for this painting project. Page 22.

2010 Big Brush Painting Project by Agnesdale Black
2010 Big Brush Painting: Read what the project is about and take a look at the various paintings in the project gallery. Page 17.

2010 Big Brush Painting Project by Kathleen Duffy
2010 Big Brush Painting: Read what the project is about and take a look at the various paintings in the project gallery. Page 20.

2010 Big Brush Painting Project by Lee House
2010 Big Brush Painting: Read what the project is about and take a look at the various paintings in the project gallery. Page 24.

2010 Big Brush Painting Project by Monica L McDonnell
2010 Big Brush Painting: Read what the project is about and take a look at the various paintings in the project gallery. Page 16.

2010 Big Brush Painting Project
2010 Big Brush Painting: Read what the project is about and take a look at the various paintings in the project gallery. Page 12.

2010 Big Brush Painting Project by Shrl
2010 Big Brush Painting: Read what the project is about and take a look at the various paintings in the project gallery. Page 13.

2010 Big Brush Painting Project by Skheglin
2010 Big Brush Painting: Read what the project is about and take a look at the various paintings in the project gallery. Page 18.

2010 Big Brush Painting Project by Vicki
2010 Big Brush Painting: Read what the project is about and take a look at the various paintings in the project gallery. Page 14.

2010 Big Brush Painting Project by Priyanka Sharma
2010 Big Brush Painting: Read what the project is about and take a look at the various paintings in the project gallery. Page 6.

Step 5: The Color Block-in
An explanation of the fifth step in the seven step method for creating a successful painting of artist Brian Simons.

March Monthly Painting Project Big Brush Painting -- Big Brush Desert by Brian E Warner -- Submission Gallery
March Painting Project Submission Gallery: Take a look at the paintings in the Big Brush Painting Project gallery. Page 36.

March Monthly Painting Project Big Brush Painting -- Sleeping Cat by Debbie Nel -- Submission Gallery
March Painting Project Submission Gallery: Take a look at the paintings in the Big Brush Painting Project gallery. Page 32.

March Monthly Painting Project Big Brush Painting -- Irish Girl by Janet Butler -- Submission Gallery
March Painting Project Submission Gallery: Take a look at the paintings in the Big Brush Painting Project gallery. Page 33.

March Monthly Painting Project Big Brush Painting -- Big Sur Coast by Maria Bales -- Submission Gallery -- Big Sur Coast by Maria Bales
March Painting Project Submission Gallery: Take a look at the paintings in the Big Brush Painting Project gallery. Page 35.

March Monthly Painting Project Gallery -- River Rocks by Mavis Penney -- Big Brush Painting
March Painting Project Submission Gallery: Take a look at the paintings in the Big Brush Painting Project gallery. Page 30.

March Monthly Painting Project Big Brush Painting -- Sugaring by Sylvio Gagnon
March Painting Project Submission Gallery: Take a look at the paintings in the Big Brush Painting Project gallery. Page 31.

Big Brush Painting Project -- Project Submission Gallery -- Beverley Fitzwilliam-Harries
March Painting Project Submission Gallery: Take a look at the paintings in the Big Brush Painting Project gallery. Page 27.

March Monthly Painting Project Big Brush Painting -- "Avocados and Fish" by Martha Phillips Submission Gallery
March Painting Project Submission Gallery: Take a look at the paintings in the Big Brush Painting Project gallery. Page 26.

March Monthly Painting Project Big Brush Painting -- Big Brush Desert by Brian E Warner -- Submission Gallery
March Painting Project Submission Gallery: Take a look at the paintings in the Big Brush Painting Project gallery. Page 28.

March Monthly Painting Project Big Brush Painting -- Big Brush Painting by Papaya Submission Gallery
March Painting Project Submission Gallery: Take a look at the paintings in the Big Brush Painting Project gallery. Page 25.

Painting Project Big Brush Painting -- Big Brush by Susan Tschantz in the Submission Gallery
March Painting Project Submission Gallery: Take a look at the paintings in the Big Brush Painting Project gallery. Page 29.

2010 Big Brush Painting Project by Stacey Zambetti
2010 Big Brush Painting: Read what the project is about and take a look at the various paintings in the project gallery. Page 10.

2010 Big Brush Painting Project by E Laue
2010 Big Brush Painting: Read what the project is about and take a look at the various paintings in the project gallery. Page 9.

2010 Big Brush Painting Project by Alain
2010 Big Brush Painting: Read what the project is about and take a look at the various paintings in the project gallery. Page 8.

2010 Big Brush Painting Project by Patricia Jessup
2010 Big Brush Painting: Read what the project is about and take a look at the various paintings in the project gallery. Page 7.

2010 Big Brush Painting Project by Rakhi Sunil Kumar
2010 Big Brush Painting: Read what the project is about and take a look at the various paintings in the project gallery. Page 5.

2010 Big Brush Painting Project by Eds Miranda
2010 Big Brush Painting: Read what the project is about and take a look at the various paintings in the project gallery. Page 4.

2010 Big Brush Painting Project by Macvis
2010 Big Brush Painting: Read what the project is about and take a look at the various paintings in the project gallery. Page 3.

2010 Big Brush Painting Project
2010 Big Brush Painting: Read what the project is about and take a look at the various paintings in the project gallery. Page 2.

Painting Basic Shapes -- Painting a Sphere Along the Contours
Always paint along the direction of growth, or contours, of an object, to facilitate the illusion of depth.

Instructions March Monthly Painting Project Big Brush Painting
The instructions for the March Painting Project, Big Brush Painting.

Instructions on How To Paint Glass
What color is glass, and how do you paint it? Unfortunately there's no simple answer as glass is influenced by what's around it, but careful observation is the key.

Selecting Pastel Colors -- Black and White Pastels
What blacks and whites you should select when you start painting with pastels.

Painting Glass: Watch for Distortion
Objects seen through a glass are distorted. If you don't have this in a painting, it won't feel right.

Step 7: Finishing the Painting
An explanation of the final step of artist Brian Simons's 7 steps method of painting.

Painting Basic Shapes -- Don't Let the Sphere Float
Unless you paint the shadow carefully, your sphere will float in space above the surface it's supposedly resting on.

Seven Steps to a Successful Painting
An explanation of the seven steps to a successful painting, by Canadian artist Brian Simons. Though this method of painting may seem quite simple and unsophisticated, it works.

Blocks of Watercolor Paper
Find out why watercolor blocks have an advantage that individual sheets of paper don't. (Hint: It's to do with stretching the paper before using it.)

Step 2: Underpainting the Canvas
Step two of the seven steps methods of Canadian artist Brian Simons.

Sgraffito or Scratching Paint Techniques
An easy-to-understand explanation of what the painting technique known as sgraffito is and how to use it. (You'll probably find you're already doing it!)

Why Watercolor Paper has a Watermark
An easy-to-understand explanation what a watermark is, and why it's a sign of a quality watercolor paper.

Right or Wrong Side of Watercolor Paper
Find out whether watercolor paper has a

Different Surfaces on Watercolor Paper
A look at the different surfaces that are found on watercolor paper, namely rough, hot pressed, and cold pressed.

Weight of Watercolor Paper
An easy-to-understand explanation of what is meant by the weight of watercolor paper, and what difference it makes.

Deckle Edges on Watercolor Paper
An easy-to-understand explanation of what a deckle edge on a sheet of watercolor paper is, and why it's a sign of a good paper.

Watercolor Painting Paper
Don't underestimate the impact the paper you choose to use for a watercolor painting has on the final result. In this tutorial I explain the differences between types of watercolor paper and also look at the color of watercolor paper (it's not simply

Watercolor Painting Supplies List
If you're wanting to start watercolor painting, here's my shopping list of the art supplies you'll need. Start with a few good colors to get good color mixes.

Painting a Mural -- Painting Progress
Artist Julie Lamons takes us through the painting of a mural for a church.

Painting a Mural -- Varnishing the Mural
Artist Julie Lamons takes us through the painting of a mural for a church.

Watercolor Painting Supplies List
If you're wanting to start watercolor painting, here's my shopping list of the art supplies you'll need. Start with a few good colors to get good color mixes.

Best 10 Art Books of the '00s Decade
Selecting from the armfuls of art books published during the '00 years of the 21st century, these are what I'd the very best.

Best Fabric Painting Books
A list of books on fabric painting that I have found really useful.

Painting a Church Mural
Artist Julie Lamons takes us through the painting of a large wall mural for a church, illustrated with step-by-step photos.

Painting a Mural -- Preparations and Painting Supplies for the Mural
Artist Julie Lamons takes us through the painting of a mural for a church.

Painting a Mural -- Working on Location
Artist Julie Lamons takes us through the painting of a mural for a church.

Mural Painting -- Unveiling the Mural
Artist Julie Lamons takes us through the painting of a mural for a church.

Monthly Painting Projects
Challenge yourself with a painting project. Sometimes it's a subject, sometimes a technique, and sometimes in the style of a particular artist.

Best Artists Magazines
My selection of the best how-to-paint and artists' magazines from across the world. There's a great choice available, whether you're a beginner or a professional artist looking for a creative boost.

Best Books on Figure Painting
My selection of the best books I've encountered on figure painting and drawing.

Best Artists Magazines
My selection of the best how-to-paint and artists' magazines from across the world. There's a great choice available, whether you're a beginner or a professional artist looking for a creative boost.

Are Pastels the Right Choice for You?
Want to start painting but not sure what paint to use? Find out what the advantages and disadvantages of painting with pastels are here.

Selecting Pastels -- The Final Set of Pastel Colors
Find out what colors you need when you start painting with pastels.

Pastel Hatching and Cross-Hatching Techniques Hatching
Using hatching and cross-hatching in pastels is a quick way to build up form.

Pastel Painting Techniques Feathering
Pastel techniques: Feathering is a fine-tuned form of hatching using short strokes, producing a great vibrancy to a pastel painting.

Painting a Mural for a Church - Mural Design Approval
Artist Julie Lamons takes us through the painting of a mural for a church.

How to Pick Tints of Pastels Colors
Find out what color tints are and what you need when you start painting with pastels.

Selecting Pastels -- Mid-Tones
Find out what mid-tones and other colors you should select when you start painting with pastels.

Pastel Techniques -- Drawing With the End
The simplest way to use a pastel is to draw using the end of the pastel stick, producing a lovely flowing line.

Pastel Painting Techniques Blending
Whether you use a tool or your fingers, blending pastels together gives a lovely soft effect.

Wax-Resist Handmade Christmas Cards: Folding the Card and Drawing the Design
Want to create your own, handmade Christmas cards? It's quick and easy with this wax-resist painting technique.

Selecting Pastels -- Light and Dark Tones
What light and dark colors you should select when you start painting with pastels with a full range of tones.

Selecting Pastels -- Earth Colors
What earth colors you should select when you start picking your colors for painting with pastels.

Pastel Painting Techniques Dusting
When we talk about dusting in the context of pastel painting techniques, we don't mean cleaning up the dust that falls from pastels as you use them, but rather a deliberate scraping of a pastel to create dust.

First Painting Sold Gallery: Amarylis by Edith Dora Rey
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. This one is by Edith Dora Rey who began working full time as an artist again a few years ago. Page 18.

First Painting Sold Gallery -- The Wave by Usha Shantharam
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. Page 9.

First Painting Sold Gallery: Pastel Bird by Cairomum
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. This one is by Cairomum. Page 19.

First Painting Sold Gallery -- Evening in the South of France by David Raison
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. This one is by Tuna, who says it was his worst ever painting. Page 15.

First Painting Sold Gallery -- Frangipanis by Fiona
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. This one is by Tuna, who says it was his worst ever painting. Page 14.

First Painting Sold Gallery -- Island Bridge by Leona M Palski
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. This one is by Tuna, who says it was his worst ever painting. Page 16.

First Painting Sold Gallery -- Birdhouse by Phyllis Glisson
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. Page 10.

First Painting Sold Gallery -- Succulent by Frances Tanner
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. This one is of a succulent, by Frances Tanner. Page 12.

First Painting Sold Gallery -- Miller Clock Tower by Rosann Plautz
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. Page 11.

First Painting Sold Gallery -- Purple Posies by Jackie Griswold
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. This one is by Tuna, who says it was his worst ever painting. Page 7.

First Painting Sold Gallery -- Life Reflected by Shari Gaines
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. This one is

First Painting Sold Gallery -- Sandra Haley
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. Page 8.

First Painting Sold Gallery -- Chemainus Sunrise by Sheila Lunan
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. Page 6.

First Painting Sold Gallery -- Finding the Light by Carol Wilkinson
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. This one is called 'Finding the Light' by Carol Wilkinson. Page 13.

First Painting Sold Gallery -- "Baby Bear" by Lokelani Forrest
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. This one is by Tuna, who says it was his worst ever painting. Page 2.

First Painting Sold Gallery -- Untitled by Véronique Dumas
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. Page 5.

First Painting Sold Gallery
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. When you sell your first painting, add it here.

First Painting Sold Gallery: Adobe Wall II by Jeri Dalton Dobbs
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. When you sell your first painting, add it here. Page 51.

First Painting Sold Gallery: Westgate River by Fred Dunn
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. When you sell your first painting, add it here. Page 52.

First Painting Sold Gallery -- Worst Painting Ever by Tuna
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. This one is by Tuna, who says it was his worst ever painting. Page 53.

First Painting Sold Gallery: Art Deco Collage by Robin Jane Kluz
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. Art Deco Collage by Robin Jane Kluz. Page 40.

First Painting Sold Gallery: Blooming by Lee Alice Pierce
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. Blooming by Lee Alice Pierce. Page 34.

First Painting Sold Gallery: Canna Leaves by E.H.
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. Canna Leaves by E.H.. Page 31.

First Painting Sold Gallery: Colorfish by Marsha Stacy
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. Colorfish by Marsha Stacy. Page 37.

First Painting Sold Gallery: Dancing on the Planets by Catherine Marché
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. When you sell your first painting, add it here. Page 26.

First Painting Sold Gallery: Dogs by Peter M Arnow
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. Dogs by Peter M Arnow. Page 33.

First Painting Sold Gallery: Drowner 1 by Corne Eksteen-Heymans
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. When you sell your first painting, add it here. Page 25.

First Painting Sold Gallery: Falls by Irinel Heinzel
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. Falls by Irinel Heinzel. Page 39.

First Painting Sold Gallery: Fruitful Spirit by Donna Thomas
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. Fruitful Spirit by Donna Thomas. Page 46.

First Painting Sold Gallery: Girl With Flower by ES
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. Page 49.

First Painting Sold Gallery: Great Passing by Eileen Langan
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. Great Passing by Eileen Langan. Page 30.

First Painting Sold Gallery: Innocence Remembered by Cassandra Whitlock
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. Innocence Remembered by Cassandra Whitlock. Page 27.

First Painting Sold Gallery: Kalahari Evening, 2002, Vendetta Taylor
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. Kalahari Evening, 2002, Vendetta Taylor. Page 42.

First Painting Sold Gallery: Koi by Gigi Holacik
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. Koi by Gigi Holacik. Page 22.

First Painting Sold Gallery: Lennie Lion by Mark Taylor
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. Lennie Lion by Mark Taylor. Page 29.

First Painting Sold Gallery: Lovely Dancer by Kathy Norris
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. Lovely Dancer by Kathy Norris. Page 32.

First Painting Sold Gallery: One Step by Meredith Ingersoll
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. One Step by Meredith Ingersoll. Page 48.

First Painting Sold Gallery: Pebble Beach by John A Toth
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. Pebble Beach by John A Toth. Page 45.

First Painting Sold Gallery: Stone Bridge by Ruth Steinfatt
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. Stone Bridge by Ruth Steinfatt. Page 41.

First Painting Sold Gallery: Study in Red by Faith Puleston
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. Study in Red by Faith Puleston. Page 44.

First Painting Sold Gallery: Sunrise Beach by John Biondo
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. Sunrise Beach by John Biondo. Page 38.

First Painting Sold Gallery: Too Koi by Lee Alice Pierce
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. Too Koi by Lee Alice Pierce. Page 35.

First Painting Sold Gallery: Tracy's Hydrangeas by RM Anitta Trotter
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. When you sell your first painting, add it here. Page 24.

First Painting Sold Gallery: Untitled Portrait by Marianne Mathiasen
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. Untitled Portrait by Marianne Mathiasen. Page 50.

First Painting Sold Gallery: Untitled by Keith Powell
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. Untitled by Keith Powell. Page 36.

First Painting Sold Gallery: Winter Window by Daisy Case
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. Winter Window by Daisy Case. Page 28.

First Painting Sold Gallery: Winter by Millie Carree
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. Winter by Millie Carree. Page 43.

First Painting Sold Gallery: Winterberry by Sheila Corbitt
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. Winterberry by Sheila Corbitt. Page 47.

First Painting Sold Gallery: Soaring by Donna Elio
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. When you sell your first painting, add it here, such as Donna Elio has done with the painting called

First Painting Sold Gallery
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. When you sell your first painting, add it here. Page 20.

First Painting Sold Gallery: Tulips by Ann Mangano
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. When you sell your first painting, add it here. Page 23.

First Painting Sold Gallery -- Celebrate Your First Painting Sold in this Photo Gallery
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. When you sell your first painting, add it here.

First Painting Sold Gallery -- Celebrate Your First Painting Sold in this Photo Gallery
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. When you sell your first painting, add it here.

First Painting Sold Gallery -- Celebrate Your First Painting Sold in this Photo Gallery
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. When you sell your first painting, add it here.

First Painting Sold Gallery -- Celebrate Your First Painting Sold in this Photo Gallery
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. When you sell your first painting, add it here.

First Painting Sold Gallery -- Celebrate Your First Painting Sold in this Photo Gallery
A gallery showcasing the first painting artists sold, to provide examples of what sells, and inspiration. When you sell your first painting, add it here.

Easy Technique for Painting Handmade Christmas Cards
Want to create your own, handmade Christmas cards? It's quick and easy with this wax-resist painting technique.

Films on Vincent van Gogh
Which is the best film ever made about the artist Vincent van Gogh? Here's my choice.

Wax-Resist Handmade Christmas Cards: Glue It Together
Want to create your own, handmade Christmas cards? It's quick and easy with this wax-resist painting technique.

Wax-Resist Handmade Christmas Cards: The Finished Christmas Card
Want to create your own, handmade Christmas cards? It's quick and easy with this wax-resist painting technique.

What Supplies Do You Need to Create Handmade Christmas Card with Wax Resist?
Find out what supplies you'll need to paint a handmade Christmas card with a wax resist technique? (Clue: Crayons or a Candle.)

Wax-Resist Handmade Christmas Cards: Painting the Card
Want to create your own, handmade Christmas cards? It's quick and easy with this wax-resist painting technique.

Wax-Resist Handmade Christmas Cards: Use Multiple Colors
Want to create your own, handmade Christmas cards? It's quick and easy with this wax-resist painting technique.

Painting Problem Solver -- Trying to Include Too Much in a Painting
A visual guide to common problems encountered when painting, and solutions where possible. This entry deals with trying to include too much in a painting. Page 4.

Painting Problem Solver -- Perspective problem
A visual guide to common problems encountered when painting, and solutions where possible. This entry deals with a perspective problem. Page 10.

Painting Problem Solver -- Making a Viewfinder to Identify Colors in an Object
A visual guide to common problems encountered when painting, and solutions where possible. This entry deals with creating a viewfinder to help you identify colors in an object you're painting.

Painting Problem Solver -- Background problem
A visual guide to common problems encountered when painting, and solutions where possible. This entry deals with a problem background. Page 11.

Painting Problem Solver -- Extreme Cropping of a Composition
A visual guide to common problems encountered when painting, and solutions where possible. This entry deals with cropping a composition. Page 13.

Painting Problem Solver -- Straight Lines and Horizons
Discover the solution to the problem of painting straight lines or horizons on a canvas. Page 2.

Rule of Thirds Composition Painting Problem Solver
A visual guide to common problems encountered when painting, such as using the Rule of Thirds to plan a composition. Page 14.

Painting Problem Solver -- Painting a Still Life
A visual guide to common problems encountered when painting, and solutions where possible. This entry deals with painting a still life. Page 15.

Painting Problem Solver -- Using a Photo as Reference for a Painting
A visual guide to common problems encountered when painting, and solutions where possible. This entry deals with painting a still life. Page 16.

How to Use an Arm as a Mahl Stick
An easy way to steady your hand when painting is to use your other arm as a mahl stick. See how to do use this easy technique here. Page 17.

Travel Paint Set -- Make a Travel Paint Set
How to make an easy-to-transport palette for painting when you're traveling. Page 18.

Oil Painting Palette Colors -- Oil Paint Colors Used by Artist Jerry Fresia on his Palette
The colors used by oil painter Jerry Fresia on his painting palette. Page 19.