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Vincent van Gogh and Expressionism Image Gallery -- The Road Makers
Get an understanding for the impact Vincent van Gogh had on German and Austrian Expressionist painters with this photo gallery of paintings from the

Vincent van Gogh and Expressionism Image Gallery -- Van Gogh Sunflowers
Get an understanding for the impact Vincent van Gogh had on German and Austrian Expressionist painters with this photo gallery of paintings from the

Painting Exhibition: Vincent van Gogh & Expressionism
Get an understanding for the impact Vincent van Gogh had on German and Austrian Expressionist painters with this photo gallery of paintings from the

Painting Exhibition: Vincent van Gogh & Expressionism
Get an understanding for the impact Vincent van Gogh had on German and Austrian Expressionist painters with this photo gallery of paintings from the

Painting Tip: Really Intense Sun
A painting tip submitted by a fellow artist on how to paint a really bright sun in a landscape.

Parallel Lines - Art Glossary Definition
An explanation of what a parallel lines are.

Tip for Painting Realistic Fur
A tip on how to paint realistic fur

Support - Art Glossary Definition
An explanation of what a support is in a painting context.

Claude Monet: Palettes and Techniques of the Masters
A look at the painting techniques and colors used by that most famous of Impressionists, Claude Monet.

Flow Medium - Art Glossary Definition
An easy-to-understand explanation of what flow medium, which is used with acrylic paint, is.

Pull a Print - Art Glossary Definition
An explanation of what is meant when a fine art printmaker pulls a print.

Vignette - Art Glossary Definition
An explanation of what a vignette style painting is.

Vanishing Point - Art Glossary
An explanation of what is meant by the term

Modeling, Molding or Texture Paste for Painting
An easy-to-understand explanation of what is meant by texture paste for painting, with links to information on how to use it.

Picture Plane - Art Glossary
An explanation of what the term picture plane means in painting.

What Chroma of a Color Means in Painting - Art Glossary
An easy-to-understand explanation of what is meant by the chroma of a color in painting, from the About.com Art Glossary

How to Tell Which is the Right Side of Canvas Paper
Find out how to tell which is the right side of canvas paper for painting on with oils.

Watercolor Paints for Paper vs Fabric
There's an important difference between watercolor paints designed for using on fabric and on paper. Don't ruin a fabric painting project by using the wrong type of watercolor paint.

What Can I Do About a Grease Stain on a Sheet of Paper?
If you've a spot of grease on a sheet of watercolor paper, is it ruined, or can it be rescued?

Can I Use a Hair Dryer to Dry a Watercolor Painting?
Is it okay to use a hair dryer to speed up how quickly a watercolor painting dries, or is it going to end in disaster?

Painting Over a Glaze - Is it Acceptable?
Is it okay to paint over a glaze?

How Thick Should I Apply Acrylic Paint?
If you're painting with acrylics, how thick should you be using the paint?

Can You Mix Oil Paint with Gesso and Molding Paste?
Is it possible to mix oil paint with gesso and molding paste?

Do You Need to Varnish an Acrylic Painting?
The answer to the question whether you need to varnish an acrylic painting when it's finished, or whether it it okay to leave it as it is.

Can You Mix Various Brands of Paint?
Find out whether you're going to have a problem or not if you mix various brands of paint.

Tints Tones, and Shades
Knowing how to use tint, tone, and shade in your painting will help you express space, depth, and form and better communicate your ideas.

Acrylic Painting
If you want to learn to paint with acrylics, here you'll find all my articles and tips, essential techniques, and step-by-step demos.

Oil Painting Techniques
Learn to paint with oils using my articles, how-tos, tips, and step-by-step demos on oil painting.

5 Inspirational Children's Books About Famous Artists
These beautiful picture books about famous artists will give children the courage to follow their own imagination and artistic vision.

Paint Abstract Hearts in the Style of Jim Dine
Express your feelings and emotions in your own heart-shaped paintings inspired by the abstract painterly style of Jim Dine.

All About Abstract Art
All my articles and how-tos on abstract art, starting with what exactly it is and how it developed, then how to paint your own abstracts beyond the level of mere daubs of color on canvas.

The Heartfelt Art of Jim Dine
There is more to Jim Dine's artwork than meets the eye. Although similar to Pop Art, his heartfelt art is more deeply personal and thereby more universal.

What A Deckle Edge Is and How to Make One
What is a deckle edge? Find out here and learn how you can make deckle edges on a piece of watercolor or printmaking paper yourself.

Learn to Paint From Memory
Learning to paint from memory is important for an artist, and will help you improve your observational skills and express your unique personal vision!

Women's History Month: 17th Century Female Artists
These three remarkable female artists bucked the establishment of the Baroque era and became successful as professional painters.

The Influence of Zen Buddhism on Georgia O'Keeffe
The concepts of Zen Buddhism in design radically altered Georgia O'Keeffe's way of seeing the world and transformed her art. It might change yours, too!

Sfumato, Chiaroscuro, and Tenebrism
Bring drama to your paintings like those of the Old Masters using the techniques of sfumato, chiaroscuro, and tenebrism.

Painting Techniques and Style of Edouard Manet
Manet was a revolutionary painter who influenced generations of painters who followed him. Find out what made him such an innovative painter.

Sketches and Sketchbooks of Famous Artists
Look inside the sketchbooks of a variety of famous artists and see the fascinating steps of their creative process through their unique artistic styles.

Painting Dogs, Cats, and Other Animals
Here you'll find all my articles on painting dogs and cats, other animals, wildlife, plus tips on painting fur.

Figure Painting, Anatomy, and Portraiture
Here you'll find all my articles, tips, and demos on figure painting and portraiture.

Landscape Painting, Including Trees, Clouds, and Sky
Here you'll find all my articles and plenty of tips to help you with landscape painting, from painting trees and clouds to the direction of the light.

How to Paint Trees
All my articles, demos, and tips on how to paint trees, including the mistakes to avoid if you want your trees to look realistic.

What Art Supplies You Need to Start Painting
My advice and tips on the supplies and equipment you need to start painting, which are the best brands to buy and what can you do without.

iPad Painting
Apps for painting on your iPad.

The "Happy Accident," "Beautiful Oops," and Creativity
Mistakes can be beautiful and expand your creativity when you change your perspective and know enough to let them be!

Painting a Diptych
Try painting a diptych to explore different aspects of a theme or subject. It may lead you to create a whole new body of work!

Acrylic Painting Mediums for Thickening Paint
Learn how you can use acrylic gel mediums and molding pastes to thicken and extend your paint and add texture to your painting.

Art of the Civil Rights Movement
See how art helped shape the struggle for racial equality and social justice during the Civil Rights Era.

Painting on Paper with Oils
Although not a traditional support for oil painting, paper has many advantages and can be used for both oil sketches as well as finished works.

Painting on Paper with Acrylics
Paper is a natural fit for painting on with acrylics. It is inexpensive, portable, and convenient!

Quotes from "The Zen of Seeing"
Read Frederick Franck's book,

Seeing/Drawing as Meditation
This classic book by Frederick Franck will inspire you to practice the discipline of seeing/drawing and improve your drawing skills.

10 New Year's Resolutions for Artists
The new year brings opportunity for reflection and change. These 10 goals will get your art off to a great start this year!

Creating Studies
Creating studies before beginning a painting will enrich your visual vocabulary and make for a stronger finished piece.

Is it Okay to Use Black Paint in a Painting?
Do you wonder whether or not to use black paint straight from the tube? You're not alone! Learn more about black paint and decide for yourself.

Paintings of the Nativity
The Nativity scene has been painted by artists for centuries. The paintings are unique yet telling.

Why Art Matters
There are as many reasons why art matters as there are people who make art and appreciate it. Find out why the world needs more art and artists!

Promoting Peace Through Art
Learn about these amazing organizations that promote peace on earth through art and creativity. You will want to become involved and spread peace!

Painting With Pastels
If you want to learn to draw or paint with pastels, here you'll find all my articles, tips, info on techniques, and step-by-step demonstrations.

"The Art Spirit" by Robert Henri
This classic book would make a perfect gift for anyone. Gems of wisdom and life philosophy are combined with practical painting advice in prose that is beautiful and profound.

10 Great Books For Learning How to Paint
Whether you want to learn to paint, or develop your skills further, or experiment with a new medium, these books will guide and inspire you!

Characteristics of Georgia O'Keeffe Paintings
Georgia O'Keeffe was one of America's greatest painters. Her iconic paintings are instantly recognizable. Find out what makes them so powerful.

How to Paint Abstractly
Unleash your inner abstract artist with these different techniques for painting abstractly.

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

Paint Clouds in Watercolor -- Watercolor Clouds in Different Blue Paints
See the difference between various watercolor blues for painting clouds.

How to Paint Different Types of Clouds
An artist's guide to the shapes and characteristics of commonly seen clouds and how to paint them.

Copyist Artists: Copying the World's Great Paintings in Museums
Becoming a copyist at a museum can be an invaluable experience and bring your painting to a new level of technical skill.

Copying Paintings of the Masters and Other Artists
You can learn much from copying paintings of the masters and other artists. Copying is a great way to learn about color and discover new painting techniques!

How to Make and Cut Your Own Stencil
Save money by cutting out your own stencils following these step-by-step instructions to get the best results.

What You Need to Cut Your Own Stencils
Save money by cutting out your own stencils following these step-by-step instructions to get the best results.

What You Need to Cut Your Own Stencils
Save money by cutting out your own stencils following these step-by-step instructions to get the best results.

Tips for Painting Night Scenes (Nocturnes)
These tips for painting nocturnes will make you want to head outside one night soon with your own easel and paints!

Watercolor Painting Techniques
Here you'll find all my articles on painting with watercolors, including helpful tips, essential techniques, and step-by-step demos.

Acrylic Painting Tips for Beginners
Here are acrylic painting tips for the beginner that will soon have you painting like a pro!

Top 10 Tips for Beginning Oil Painting
Here are 10 great tips that will help the beginner oil painter get started with this rewarding medium!

Top Gifts for Artists: Plein Air and On-the-Go
Here are some art supplies that will make it easy to grab your stuff and head out to your favorite spot to paint!

Watercolor Painting Tips for Beginners
Here are 10 watercolor painting tips that will get you well on your way to painting with this sometimes unpredictable but rewarding medium.

Artist Spotlight: Rene Magritte and "The Mystery of the Ordinary"
Rene Magritte's Surrealist paintings are mysterious and open to interpretation, forcing us to question our perceptions of reality.

10 Tips for the Intermediate Oil Painter
If you've started oil painting and now want to know more, here are some tips to help you take your painting to the next level.

What is the Best Face Paint to Use?
Face painting is a great way to dress up for Halloween or another occasion. Here are some suggestions to help you choose the paint that's right for you.

Do You Feel Guilty for Being an Artist?
Creativity: Do you feel guilty for being an artist, for enjoying what you do, rather than working in a 'normal' job? You really ought not to, but you're not alone in feeling like this.

Do You Feel Guilty for Being an Artist? Part 2.
Do you feel guilty for being an artist, for enjoying what you do, rather than working in a 'normal' job? You really ought not to, but you're not alone in feeling like this... Page 2.

Do You Feel Guilty for Being an Artist? Part 3.
Painting. Page 3.

Great Face Painting Ideas
See these amazing and inspiring face painting ideas ranging from scary and spooky, to famous abstract paintings, to a Van Gogh self-portrait!

Stencils and Decorative Painting
Here you'll find all my tips, how-tos, and step-by-step demos on decorative painting and stencilling, plus links to all my free stencils.

Stencils for Painting or Carving Pumpkins
Here are some great websites to help you find or make stencils of all kinds for carving and painting your Halloween pumpkins!

Creating the Illusion of Depth and Space
Understanding these concepts will help convey the illusion of space and make your paintings appear more three-dimensional.

More Tips to Help You See Like an Artist
Learning about these simple techniques will help you develop your observational skills and see like an artist so you can paint with more confidence!

Inness and Bonnard: Painting From Memory
George Inness and Pierre Bonnard were painters whose works vividly show us the power of painting from memory and imagination.

The Principles of Art and Design
Understanding the principles of art and design will help you improve your painting and know when it is finished, too!

The Spiritual Landscapes of George Inness
Be inspired by the work of George Inness, the great American landscape painter who strove to express the spirituality of nature in his paintings.

Understanding Color and Color Mixing
Understanding color and how to mix the colors you want is sure to make your paintings stronger.

Color Palettes of Famous Paintings
Stuck on a color? Look to the masters. Computer programs help identify color palettes of famous paintings.

Gestalt Theory and Composition in Art
These 6 Gestalt Theory Principles explain the human tendency to look for simplicity and order in images.

Painting Dog Portraits: Styles and Techniques
There are many ways you could approach painting dog portraits, from realistic to abstract. Here are some styles to try and some examples to inspire you!

Painting Dog Portraits: How to Take Reference Photos
Painting dog portraits is fun and challenging, and greatly appreciated by the dog owner. Here are some tips to getting the perfect reference photos.

The Purpose of a Frame
Do you think about whether to frame your painting or not? Here are some reasons you might want to give it some thought.

Recommended Books on the Works of the Great Painters
My selection of recommended books which focus on the works of famous painters and the development of painting through the ages.

Best Books Artist Biographies
My selection of recommended reading when it comes to the lives of artists.

Top Painting Games for Creative Fun
A collection of painting and art games that'll provide hours of fun for artists of all ages.

Books for Creative Inspiration and Ideas for Artists
My personal choice of the best books on creative inspiration and ideas for artists.

Top 7 Books on Colors and Color Theory for Artists
All these books I've found particularly useful for learning more about colors, pigments, and color mixing.

Fabric Painting Supplies -- What You Need to Start
A list of the supplies you'll need to start fabric painting, things that are essential and things that are handy.

Cubism -- Art Glossary Definition
An easy-to-understand explanation of what the school of art known as Cubism was all about, about and who started it.

Create a Deckle Edge on Watercolor Paper
Find out what a deckle edge on watercolor paper is, and how you make one in my Watercolor Painting Problem Solver.

Art Glossary: Weight of Paper
An easy-to-understand explanation of what is meant by 300 gsm when referring to the weight of a sheet of paper, from the About.com Art Terms Glossary.

How to Use Salt to Create Snowflakes in Watercolor
Learn how to use salt in a watercolor painting to create an effect that looks like snowflakes. It works for other textured subjects too.

Mark Making in Children's and Abstract Expressionist Paintings
About abstract painting people often say,

Painting Small
Creating small paintings has huge benefits. It enables you to improve your painting skills, develop ideas, and try new techniques and materials without going broke.

Tips for Landscape Painting
The landscape can be overwhelming, but you can learn how to simplify it and create a successful painting by following these important tips.

Creativity Exercises for Artists
Here are some exercises to get your creative juices flowing when creativity wanes.

Right Brain/Left Brain
Good drawing skills will help your painting. Learn how to see and draw better by using your right-brain mode!

10 Limited Color Palettes
Using a limited color palette may actually broaden your painting horizons.

Thinking About Composition
How to use composition to influence the meaning of your painting

Test Your Color Perception
If you have a little time, try these online color tests. They are challenging, fun, and can even tell you a bit about your ability to perceive color!

Lascaux Cave Paintings
Think that you need all the right supplies to paint? See the beautiful prehistoric Lascaux cave paintings made with only crude tools and pigments from the earth.

Project: Using Symbols in Your Painting
Using symbols such as pictograms can help you delve into your inner psyche as well as speak to the universal.

The Elements of Art and Design
The Elements of Art and Design and how they are useful to the artist

Shaped Canvasses
Shaped canvases became popular during the 1960s with the paintings of Frank Stella, Ellsworth Kelly, and others. See how they might inspire you!

Classical Painting Formats
Different painting formats have been used throughout history, with each type influencing the painting in a unique way. You might challenge yourself to try a new format!

Going on a Trip: Basic Art Supplies to Bring
Here are some basic art supplies to bring when you're traveling or camping and want to travel light.

Why Are Most Paintings Rectangular?
Paintings weren't always rectangular, and some still aren't. But why is the rectangle the most common shape? Find out in this article.

The Bombing of Hiroshima Expressed Through Art
These powerful paintings that depict the bombing of Hiroshima and its aftermath are both evocative and poignant. They serve to remind us of the horrors of war.

What Paint Did Jackson Pollock Use?
Learn about the type of paint the famous American Abstract Expressionist artist Jackson Pollock used in his paintings, and about his painting technique.

Top 10 Safety Tips for Face Painting
Professional face painter Cindy Trusty shares her top safety tips for face painting, gleaned from years of experience.

Best 10 Brands of Oil Paints for Artists
Find out what I think is the best brand of oil paint on the market in this list of my favorites.

Painting with Oils Over Acrylic -- Is it Okay?
If you've been wondering whether it's okay to paint with oils over acrylics, you'll find the answer in my Oil Painting Problem Solver.

Painting and Grief
Grief often creates fertile ground for art. Here are some examples of famous paintings that vividly communicate grief and suffering.

Quotes on Art and Life
Here are inspiring quotes about art and creativity that can also apply to other areas in your life.

David Hockney's iPad Paintings
David Hockney's iPad paintings will inspire you to try painting on your own iPad!

iPad Painting: Brushes 3
An overview of the Brushes 3 app for iPad and iPhone.

Painting On Your iPad: Recommended Apps
Try out these drawing and painting iPad Apps for a quick, easy, and portable way to paint!

Painting with Acrylic for the Beginner: Part I
Acrylic paints are great for beginner painters. Here are 5 steps that will get you off to a great start.

Tips for Painting Water
Some facts about water and tips for painting the colors and details of the oceans, ponds and lakes.

Acrylic Painting Mediums for Glazing and Thinning
Learn how acrylic mediums work to extend your paint and help you more easily achieve satisfying results blending, thinning, and glazing.

Coloring Books for Adults
Coloring books for adults are the newest rage. Here are some of the reasons why they are so popular and how you can benefit from them.

David Hockney Quotes
Besides being a brilliant artist, David Hockney speaks eloquently about his art and art in general, inspiring many with his thoughts and observations.

Artist Spotlight: David Hockney
David Hockney, born July 9, 1937, has been a significant figure in the art world since he was in his twenties. Find out more about this versatile artist in this article.

What Makes a Great Painting?
What makes a great painting great? How can you make your own paintings better? Read here to find out 12 characteristics of great paintings.

What Makes a Good Painting According to Tracy Chevalier
According to Tracy Chevalier, author of

How to Photograph Paintings Using a Compact Point and Shoot Camera
Digital cameras have made photographing your own artwork very easy. All you need is a basic point and shoot camera!

How to Photograph Paintings Using a Digital SLR Camera
Here are some suggestions to help you shoot great images of your artwork for marketing, publicity, and posterity with a Digital SLR camera.

Painting Project Primary and Complementary Colors -- Window on Medina by Sandhya Sharma
Challenge yourself with this painting project to paint with a limited palette consisting only of a single color, its complementary color, and white. Page 38.

Artist Reference Photos of Venice -- Green Cookies Photo in Venice
Venice is a city made for artists, as this collection of reference photos from Venice showing the city's colors shows.

Artists Reference Photo of Venice Canal -- Reference Photo of Side Canal in Venice
A free artist's reference photo of a canal in Venice.

Artist Reference Photos of Gondolas -- Reference Photo of Venice Gondolas
Venice is a city made for artists, as this collection of reference photos from Venice showing the city's colors shows.

Artist Reference Photos from Venice -- Earthy Red and Yellow Building in Venice
Venice is a city made for artists, as this collection of reference photos from Venice showing the city's colors shows.

Artist Reference Photos of Venice -- Reference Photo of Venice Courtyard
Venice is a city made for artists, as this collection of reference photos from Venice showing the city's colors shows.

Artist Venice Reference Photos -- Photo in Venice of a Rainbow of Gloves
Venice is a city made for artists, as this collection of reference photos from Venice showing the city's colors shows.

Venice Sketchbook Pages: Developing an Idea for a Painting
Pages from an artist's sketchbook after a trip to Venice.

Abstract Art: Or is it Rain?
How do you know which way to hang a piece of abstract art? Is this a painting of rain, or fire?

Limited Color Palette Painting Demo -- Finished Painting
A step-by-step painting demonstration showing a seascape being created with a limited color palette (four colors only).

Limited Color Palette Painting Demo -- Painting Loosely
A step-by-step painting demonstration showing a seascape being created with a limited color palette (four colors only).

Limited Color Palette Painting Demo -- Working in Some White
A step-by-step painting demonstration showing a seascape being created with a limited color palette (four colors only).

Limited Color Palette Painting Demo -- Going in Further with the White
A step-by-step painting demonstration showing a seascape being created with a limited color palette (four colors only).

Limited Color Palette Painting Demo -- Making the Sky Lighter
A step-by-step painting demonstration showing a seascape being created with a limited color palette (four colors only).

Limited Color Palette Painting Demo -- Blocking In Color
A step-by-step painting demonstration showing a seascape being created with a limited color palette (four colors only).

Limited Color Palette Painting Demo -- Painting the Distant Hills
A step-by-step painting demonstration showing a seascape being created with a limited color palette (four colors only).

Limited Color Palette Painting Demo
A step-by-step painting demonstration showing a seascape being created with a limited color palette (four colors only).

Limited Color Palette Painting Demo -- Getting Started
A step-by-step painting demonstration showing a seascape being created with a limited color palette (four colors only).

Limited Color Palette Painting Demo -- Blocking in Other Colors
A step-by-step painting demonstration showing a seascape being created with a limited color palette (four colors only).

Venice Sketchbook Pages: Boats
Pages from an artist's sketchbook after a trip to Venice.

Venice Sketchbook Pages: The Resulting Painting
Pages from an artist's sketchbook after a trip to Venice.

Venice Sketchbook Pages: Putting Down Ideas
Pages from an artist's sketchbook after a trip to Venice.

Venice Sketchbook Pages: Guggenheim Museum
Pages from an artist's sketchbook after a trip to Venice.

Venice Sketchbook Pages: Gondoliers
Pages from an artist's sketchbook after a trip to Venice.

Venice Sketchbook Pages: Night Scene
Pages from an artist's sketchbook after a trip to Venice.

Pages from a Venice Sketchbook
Take a look at this selection of sketches from my sketchbook following a trip to Venice, Italy. Venice is beautiful city, full of opportunities for sketching.

Venice Sketchbook Pages: Eye on the Horizon
Pages from an artist's sketchbook after a trip to Venice.

Venice Sketchbook Pages: Metaphysical
Pages from an artist's sketchbook after a trip to Venice.

Tree Painting -- Fantasy Orange Trees Painting Demo
Follow the creation of a fantasy or surreal woodland painting with creatures among the trees.

Tree Painting -- Fantasy Orange Trees Painting Demo
Follow the creation of a fantasy or surreal woodland painting with creatures among the trees.

Tree Painting -- Fantasy Orange Trees Painting Demo
Follow the creation of a fantasy or surreal woodland painting with creatures among the trees.

Tree Painting -- Fantasy Orange Trees Painting Demo
Follow the creation of a fantasy or surreal woodland painting with creatures among the trees.

Tree Painting -- Fantasy Orange Trees Painting Demo
Follow the creation of a fantasy or surreal woodland painting with creatures among the trees.

Tree Painting -- Fantasy Orange Trees Painting Demo
Follow the creation of a fantasy or surreal woodland painting with creatures among the trees.

Tree Painting -- Fantasy Orange Trees Painting Demo
Follow the creation of a fantasy or surreal woodland painting with creatures among the trees.

Fantasy Orange Trees Painting Demo
Follow the creation of a fantasy or surreal woodland painting with creatures among the trees.

Picasso's Guernica Painting
Picasso's Guernica painting is famous worldwide. What makes it such a powerful painting?

Monet's Flower Gardens at Giverny
Monet's garden in Giverny, France is, itself, a piece of art and inspired many of Monet's most beloved paintings of gardens.

Brushes for Acrylic Painting
The array of brushes for acrylic painting is vast. Here is a list of the basic types along with suggestions for how to get started.

Composition: Rule of Thirds and Rule of Odds
Beginning your paintings with these rules of composition in mind will help get them off to a great start.

Pop-Up Art Galleries
Pop-up galleries can be an affordable and welcoming venue for exhibiting your artwork.

Painting with Acrylic for the Beginner: Part II
Once you have the basic supplies, it's time to paint. Here are five steps to follow as you start painting.

Matisse Quotes from 'Notes of a Painter'
Henri Matisse was not only one of the greatest twentieth century painters, but was also a teacher whose words are worth reading over and over.

Oil Pastel Techniques
Oil pastel is a versatile medium for drawing and painting. Here are some techniques to get you started.

How to Hang an Art Show
Hanging an art show is an art in itself. Using these tips and the principles of design can help your exhibition become your latest artwork!

Value, Form, and Space in Painting
Working only in black and white, and incorporating a range of values in between, will help you create a strong composition and definition of form and space.

The Basics of Oil Painting on Canvas
Here are basic steps to get you started working with the rich and rewarding medium of oil painting.

Artist Spotlight: Pablo Picasso
Picasso did not like to talk about his art, yet said many memorable things that continue to inspire artists.

Creating a Color Wheel
Creating a color wheel by mixing the warms and cools of each primary

Review of "Inside the Painter's Studio"
Studios are reflections of an artist's personality and art.

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Art Theft
The mystery of the 13 pieces of valuable artwork stolen 25 years ago from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum continues.

The Shadow in Portrait of BIll Clinton
A well-known painter hides a controversial symbolic reference within a presidential portrait.

Watercolor Techniques: Stippling, Spattering, Splashing
These techniques will help you create textures and special effects in your paintings.

International Women's Day 2015
Learn about International Women's Day and how you might participate!

Black and Blue or White and Gold?
For painters it's all about local versus perceived color.

Watercolor Techniques: Two-color Washes and Variegated Washes
Learn how to create interesting backgrounds and textures by using variegated and two-color washes.

Pros and Cons of a Home or Away Studio
Here are some of the pros and cons of at-home studios versus those outside of the home.

Art in the Oval Office
Here are some of the paintings that have been meaningful to America's Presidents.

Watercolor Techniques for Painting Snow
Learn some of the techniques that will help you create paintings of snow scenes using watercolor.

Watercolor Techniques: Washes
Painting washes is fundamental to watercolor painting, and learning this technique will help you begin to master the medium.

Characteristics of Watercolor Paint
Here are some characteristics of watercolor paint that are useful to know and that make it a great medium for many genres.

Types of Watercolor Paint
This article explains the difference between the three types of commercially available watercolor paints - pan, tube, and liquid.

Techniques for Painting Snow
Painting snow is easy. Here is one technique to painting snow that can be applied to all subjects.

Slow Art
Learn what the Slow Art Movement is all about and how it can help you truly see and appreciate art.

How to Choose the Size of a Painting
You have a great idea for a painting but don't know how big it should be. Here are some things to consider that might help you decide.

How Scale Impacts the Viewer
The scale and size of your painting in relationship to the viewer is very powerful and can elicit certain feelings.

Ways to Practice SEEING/DRAWING
Practice blind contour drawing and other methods to deepen your seeing and improve your drawing and painting.

Monet's Series Paintings
Monet's series paintings helped him to more fully capture the elusive effects of light and time.

Monet's Painting Process and Palette
These techniques and descriptions of Monet's process and color palette will help you create your own version of a Monet.

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Framing Paintings: Should You Do It Yourself?
Should you frame a painting yourself, or leave the framing to the professionals?

Framing Paintings -- Why Get It Professionally Framed?
Framing Paintings -- Why should you get a painting professionally framed? Here's a few opinions. Page 2.

The Places of Georgia O'Keeffe
5 books that bring you into the life of Georgia O'Keeffe and help you see the places she loved as though through her own eyes

The Basics of Painting with Acrylics
If you want to start using acrylic paint but don't know what art supplies you need or how to use them, then don't worry, here's what you need to know!

How to Clean Your Paint Brushes
Cleaning your paint brushes at the end of a painting session will make them last longer, but only if you do it properly. Find out what to do here.

Basic Color Palette to Start Painting with Acrylics
With so many paint colors it's easy to be bewildered by choice, so here's my list of the essential ones to get when you first start painting with acrylics.

Best Subjects for Selling Paintings
If you want to sell lots of paintings, what subjects should you be painting? Here's the result of a survey.

Tips for Mixing Skin Tones for a Painting
Find out what colors to use to mix skin tones for a figure painting or portrait.

How to Prime a Canvas For Acrylics or Oils
Find out how to successfully prime a canvas you've stretched so it's reading to paint on. It's not tricky, especially if you're using a suitable for both acrylic and oil painting.

Should I Use Acrylics or Oil Paint?
How to decide whether acrylics or oils would suit you best. Advice from experienced artists working in both mediums.

Oils vs Acrylics
Let experience artists working on both mediums help you decide whether acrylics or oils would suit you better. Page 2.

Choosing Art as a Career
Is being an artist a realistic and achievable career? Can anyone really make it as a fine artist, and what other options are available? The short answer is

Art Jokes -- You Must Be An Artist If ...
A humorous look at the things you may do that indicate you're an artist.

Benefits of Varnishing an Acrylic or Oil Painting
Discover the reason for varnishing an acrylic or oil painting when it's finished (and why you should do if you're serious about your art).

Know Your Reds -- Color Theory for Painting
A look at the various reds paint pigments available to artists, their characteristics and differences.

Know Your Painting Brush Hairs and Bristles
An easy-to-understand introduction to the types of hairs and bristles used in painting (art) brushes and which are the best for what.

Where to Find Reference Photos to Paint
Find out where you can obtain reference photos you can freely use in your paintings without worrying about infringing copyright.

Hairspray as Fixative for Pastel Paintings
A scientist answers the question whether it's okay to use hairspray to fix pastels or whether should you use only artist's pastel fixative.

Free Stencils Collection with Specially Created Designs
This is the master list of all my free stencil designs, arranged by subject so you can easily find what's of interest to you. Each stencil is designed to be easy to print, cut out and use.

Free Stencils Collection with Specially Created Designs
This is the master list of all my free stencil designs, arranged by subject so you can easily find what's of interest to you. Each stencil is designed to be easy to print, cut out and use.

6 Secrets to Painting Realism
Realism is a style everyone can paint, but you need patience not be looking for instant gratification. These essential

10 Tips for Stenciling for Professional Results
Stencils allow you to reproduce a pattern or design over and over again, as many times as you like. These tips will help you get good results.

How to Stretch Watercolor Paper to Prevent it Buckling
Find out how to stretch watercolor paper so it won't buckle or warp when you paint on it.

How to Write an Personal Artist's Statement
If you're confused about what to put in your artist's statement, these tips will help you write one that's meaningful and personal. (And sensible!)

Properties of Drying Oils or Mediums Used in Oil Painting
A look at the properties of the various drying oils or mediums used in oil painting to change the consistency of the paint, to make it thinner and spread more readily.

Fat Over Lean Oil Painting Technique
Find out what fat-over-lean is about and why it's an essential technique for oil painting. It's a rule you ignore at your peril!

How to Ruin a Painting -- 5 Mistakes to Avoid!
Not every painting is going to be a masterpiece, but do these five easy things and you're doomed.

Before You Buy Watercolor Painting Supplies
If you're wanting to start painting with watercolor but aren't sure what supplies to get, here's some advice from an experienced artist to make it easier.

How to Paint like Monet - Impressionist Painting Tips
Learn how to paint like the Impressionist Claude Monet, starting with the colors on his palette and using broken color as a painting technique.

Organizing and Promoting an Art Exhibition
Find out how to organize an art exhibition of your paintings and, more importantly, get people to come to it.

Pricing Paintings in an Art Exhibition
Pricing Paintings in an Art Exhibition -- Deciding what to charge for your work at an art exhbition. Page 2.

Solvents and Resins for Oil Painting
No need to be confused when oil painting! Here's an easy-to-understand explanation of the properties of the various solvents and resins used in oil painting.

An Introduction to Abstract Art
My introduction to abstract art explains what it is, how it developed, and what characterizes it (without incomprehensible artspeak).

How to Approach an Art Gallery with Your Paintings
How to approach an art gallery with your paintings: tips for artists wanting to get an art gallery to represent them and sell their paintings.

Approaching an Art Gallery: Contracts and Pricing
How to approach an art gallery with your paintings: tips on contracts with galleries and pricing your work. Page 2.

10 Techniques for Painting More Loosely
If you think your art is too stiff and rigid, try these tips and techniques which will help you paint in a looser style, to free up your painting.

Landscapes: Tips on How to Paint a Sunset
Tips on how to paint a sunset working quickly and decisively.

How Do I Transfer a Drawing From Paper to Canvas?
There are various methods you can use to transfer a drawing from a piece of paper to a canvas. Find out what they are here.

Best Painting Easels
If you're thinking of getting a painting easel, this list will help you choose what's best for you from the different types available. I explain the reasons for my choices, and my particular favorite.

Palettes & Techniques of the Masters: Leonardo da Vinci
A look at the colors that the Old Master Leonardo da Vinci used in his paintings.

Top 100 Painting Tips for Artists
Look no further for great painting tips than this list of 100 top tips I've compiled, with the aim of helping you improve your painting and artistic creativity.

Top Color Mixing Tips (and Some Rules)
Tips to help you get the best results when mixing different paint colors.

Art Symbol Dictionary Flowers and Plants
Learn how to add hidden meaning to your paintings by including flower to symbolize love, jealous, and more.

Painting on a Very Big or Over-Sized Canvas
If you dream of painting on a big canvas but feel intimidated, here are some tips to help you turn a vast expanse of a big, white canvas into a painting.

What Kind of Painting Easel Should I Buy?
If you're wanting to buy your first easel, here's what to consider and explanations of the types of painting easels are available.

Art Words List and Critique Terms Bank
Find the right terms to talk about and critique paintings in this list of art words, grouped by topic such as composition, brushwork, or mood.

How to Varnish an Acrylic or Oil Painting
Applying varnish to your painting will protect your hard work from pollution in the atmosphere and dust. Here's how to do it with any hiccups.

Hue, Value, and Chroma in a Paint Color
Find out what hue, value, and chroma mean in a paint color, and why it's important to consider all three when mixing colors for an artwork.

How Long Does a Coat of Oil Paint Need to Dry?
Find out long it takes for a coat of oil paint to dry before it's ready for you to put another coat on.

Rembrandt -- Palettes and Techniques of the Old Masters
A look at the colors the Old Master artist Rembrandt has on his palette, and the painting techniques he used.

Palettes of the Masters Vincent van Gogh
Van Gogh's adventurous use of color changed the direction of painting. Find out what colors he used in in his palette.

Do Large or Small Paintings Sell More?
Artists share their opinions on whether the size of a painting is a significant factor in selling it, or not.

What Is Pop Art? - Art Glossary Definition
An easy-to-understand explanation of what pop art is in the art history world.

Techniques of the Masters: Paint Like an Expressionist
A look at how the Expressionists used color in their paintings and how you could learn to paint in an expressive style.

Best Water Soluble or Watercolor Pencils Crayons
My selection of the best out of all the brands and variations of water soluble pencils around.

Painting Tips -- Stuck Paint Tube Caps
A painting tip on how to solve the problem of paint tube caps getting stuck.

22 Mistakes to Avoid When Painting
Tips on how to avoid mistakes commonly made in paintings, from the Canadian artist Brian Simons, who works in acrylics.

Seven Best Water Mixable Oil Paints
If you're wondering which of the various brands of water mixable oil paints to use, here's my list of what's available and my thoughts on them.

7 Ways to Price a Painting
There are different ways to set the prices on your paintings; which is right for you depends on your personality. Here's a list of what I see the choices as being.

7 Practical Tips for Landscape Painting
A list of practical, helpful tips to help you improve your landscape paintings.

How to Paint a Wall Mural
Tips on how to paint a wall mural, what to use, and how to prepare the surface.

Out-of-the-Box Gift Ideas for Artists


Frame a Canvas -- Painting Problem Solver
When you frame a painting done on canvas, do you need to remove the canvas stretchers, or not? Find out in this Painting FAQ.

Acrylic Paint - How Fast Does It Dry?
Find out how quickly acrylic paint dries once you've squeezed it out a tube in the Acrylic Painting Problem Solver.

Artist's Copyright FAQ: Paintings from Reference Photos?
Artist's Copyright FAQ: What about reference photos, aren't these there to be used for paintings?

How to Create a Body of Work as an Artist
Find out from an experienced artist how to create a body of work to represent to a gallery you want to present you, proving you have a distinct style and sufficient paintings.

Tips on Getting Art Gallery Representation
Helpful tips on knowing what galleries want and how to approach them, from an artist who's succeeded.

Tips on Buying Oil Painting Supplies
Advice from an experienced artist on what to consider before you buy oil painting supplies so your money is well spent.

Broken Color Painting Techniques of the Impressionists
Using broken color is one of the fundamental painting techniques used by the Impressionists. Find out more about broken color and how to paint using this technique.

Techniques and Palettes of the Impressionists -- How to Use Broken Color
Using small bits of color rather than large expanses, known as broken color, is a fundamental technique of the Impressionists. Learn how to do this today! Page 2.

Tips for Painting Dogs - Still Life Painting
Tips to make your life a little easier when painting dogs, not known for their ability to sit still and pose!

Art Glossary: Masking Fluid or Frisket
An explanation of what masking fluid or frisket is and why an artist would use it, from the About.com Art Glossary.

Top Ten Tips for Painting Black Fur
Practical tips to help you when painting realistic black or dark fur on an animal.

Inspirational Quotes for Artists
I've put together this collection of quotes for artist who are feeling a bit down, to renew your inspiration and motivation!

Right Brain Left Brain Quiz for Artists
Test whether your right or left side of your brain is dominant with this quiz on creativity devised specially for artists.

Famous Artist Facts Leonardo da Vinci
10 intriguing facts about the life of the famous artist, Leonardo da Vinci.

How to Mix Chromatic Black - Painting Tips
Why mixing and using chromatic black is preferable to using black from a tube.

7 Ways to Mix Paint Colors
There's more than one way to mix paint colors, and varying how you do it adds interest to your final painting.

Before You Buy Acrylic Painting Supplies
Tips from an experienced artisy on what to consider before you buy acrylic painting supplies, so your money is well spent.

Tips for Developing a Personal Painting Style
Tips from artists on how you too can develop a personal, identifiable painting style.

Painting Glaze -- Art Glossary Definition
An easy-to-understand explanation of what is meant by a glaze or glazing in a painting, from the About.com Art Glossary.

Gesso or Primer -- Art Glossary Definition
An easy-to-understand explanation of what painting primer or gesso is, from the About.com Art Glossary.

Oil Painting Tip -- Make Fluid White
A tip on how to make your own fluid or liquid white for oil painting.

Impasto -- Art Glossary Definition
An easy-to-understand explanation of what the painting technique of impasto is.

What Do I Use to Clean My Acrylics Brushes?
What should you be using to clean the brushes you use for painting with acrylics? Is soap and water really enough? Or will you find your brushes going hard?

Positive Space -- Art Glossary Definition
An easy-to-understand explanation of what is meant by positive space in a painting or artwork.

Artist's Copyright FAQ -- What if I Change 10 Percent
Artist's Copyright FAQ: If I Change 10 Percent, Isn't It a New Image?

Symbols and Signs Associated With Death
The things that symbolize death or that we associate with mourning, vary across the world. Here is a collection of symbols and signs associated with death.

The Accidental Creation of Prussian Blue Pigment
How the colormaker Diesbach accidentally discovered Prussian blue paint pigment when he was trying to make a red paint is one of the great stories in the history of painting.

How to Paint Cast and Form Shadows for Realism
Understanding the differences between the two different types of shadows that occur is crucial in painting realism.

Alla Prima or Direct Painting -- Art Glossary Definition
An easy-to-understand definition of what alla prima or direct painting is, from the About.con Art Glossary.

Complementary Colors - Art Glossary Definition
An easy-to-understand definition of what complementary colors in a painting are, from the About.con Art Glossary.

Tips on Painting Titles from Robert Genn
Are there any rules about what title should you give a painting or how to name a painting? Canadian Artist Robert Genn gives his thoughts on titles and names of paintings.

The Influence of Photography and Surrealism on Georgia O'Keeffe
O'Keeffe was inspired by photography to fill the frame, and by Surrealism to express her inner psyche

Unusual Painting Techniques
The ways to create a painting are limitless. Don't be afraid to experiment!

Veterans Day Through The Lens of Art
Art has always been a way to try to process the effects of war and communicate responses to it. Here are some paintings and drawings that do that, along with some resources for Veterans interested in art.

Color Mixing a Bright Red?
You can't make a red brighter or more saturated than it is straight out of the tube. Mix a yellow into it and you'll create an orangey-red. Mix white into

Three Recipes for Making Invisible Ink
I knew it was possible to make 'invisible ink' using lemon juice, but About's Chemistry Guide, Anne Marie Helmenstine, has two other recipes too (none of which

CMYK Aren't Primary Colors for Painting
Every now and then I get another email had telling me I am wrong about red, blue, and yellow being the primary colors for painting, that the correct colors

Liquid Mirror Paint
If you've been dissatisfied with what you get out of a paint tube labeled

What Colors to Mix to Get Silver?
Painting.

Which Side of Watercolor Paper Should You Use?
Does watercolor paper differ on the two sides and is there a 'right' and a 'wrong' side? Which should you be using? Well, while there is indeed a difference

Can I Use the Same Artist's Brushes on Oil and Acrylic?
There are two ways this question can be meant:1: Can you use the same set of brushes in both your oil and acrylic paintings rather than having separate sets?

An Alternative to Phthalo Blue?
I've been asked whether a different blue could be used for January's limited palette project if phtalo blue isn't a color you already have. Whether

How to Paint Like Thomas Kinkade
The question of how to paint like Thomas Kinkade comes up by email and on the Painting Forum every now and then. If you were wondering, well, now you can have

The Bob Ross Method of Painting: Love or Hate It?
First things first: if you've never heard of Bob Ross, here's a taster of his style for a Raccoon and Bright Autumn Trees. Now to the opinion of Empty

What is the Purpose of Painting?
In a discussion on the Painting Forum about the purpose of painting, Starrpoint has, I believe, summed it up rather eloquently: The purpose of painting what

How to Pronounce "Van Gogh"
Do you say

How to Pronounce the Word Giclée
It's easy, giclée is pronounced

What are the Ingredients in Acrylic Paint?
Painting.

How Do You Make the Color White Using Watercolor Paint?
If you come to watercolor painting from oils or acrylics, you may find yourself wondering where the tube (or pan) of white paint is. The answer is: in

Are Acrylics Darker or Lighter When Dry?
The answer to the question whether the colors in an acrylic painting go darker or lighter when they dry used to be:

How to Paint Clouds
Here are some things to know about clouds and how to paint them.

Can You Learn to Paint If You Can't Draw?
If you can make a mark with a tool, you can enjoy the pleasure of painting!

Composing a Painting Using Notan
Using simplified shapes of lights and darks to unify your painting

Artist Spotlight: Norman Rockwell
How Norman Rockwell used photography in his painting process

Tips for Setting Up a Still Life: Part 2
Setting up the still life is half the battle!

Tips for Setting Up a Still Life: Part 1
So many choices! Here are a few tips to help you decide what to put in your still life and how to set it up.

TheValue of Landscape Painting
No, it's not just another

Composition in Art and Perspective
Learn all about composition in art, starting with the essential basics, using this list of all my articles on composition and perspective.

An Overview of Landscape Painting
The history of landscape painting, its struggle for acceptance, and significance today

Creativity and Mental lllness
Theories about the link between creativity and mental illness do not tell the whole story

Free Letters, Numbers, and Words Stencils
Have creative fun with my collection of free, printable stencils of individual letters and numbers, as well as various words and phrases.

DIrect and Indirect Painting
The difference between painting with glazes and painting alla prima (wet-on-wet)

Inward Vision
Ways to create an abstract painting that expresses your ideas and feelings

Submissions and Project Galleries / Free Email Painting Courses
Join in the free monthly painting projects for a new creative challenge, and learn from others by looking through the photo galleries.

Art Glossary -- Painting Terms
Learn how to paint one word at a time with the About.com Art Glossary which provides easy-to-understand, jargon-free explanations of art words, terminology, concepts, painting techniques, and styles.

Glossary of Art and Painting Terms: C
A glossary of painting and art terms -- words beginning with 'A'.

Face and Body Painting
Whether you're painting children's faces at a party or someone's whole body, here you'll find information on the techniques involved, materials used, and step-by-step instructions.

Free Painting Video Demos
Watch artists at work at their easels in this collection of free, short painting video demonstrations.

Art and Painting for Children
All about art and painting for children, including art projects, painting ideas, colouring pages, on-line kids art activities, and more.

Painting Tips for Oils, Acrylics, Watercolor, and Pastels
An ever-growing collection of helpful painting tips for all mediums, including oils, acrylics, and watercolors, plus tips on composition, painting animals and people, and on renewing your creativity.

Recommended Art and Painting Books
Reviews of how-to painting books and accessible biographies of famous painters, with a personal assessment of their quality and suitability.

Step-by-Step Painting Demonstrations and Painting Tutorials
A collection of step-by-step painting demonstrations and tutorials, showing the development of various paintings including an abstract and self-portrait.

Free Acrylic Painting Videos
Watch acrylic artists at work in this collection of short, free acrylic painting videos.

Figure Painting Videos
Watch figure and portrait painters at work in this collection of short, free painting videos.

Oil Painting Videos
Watch oil painters at work in this collection of short, free oil painting videos.

Free Watercolor Painting Videos
Watch watercolor painters at work in this collection of short, free watercolor painting videos.

Free Landscape Painting Videos
Watch landscape artists at work in this collection of free, short landscape painting videos.

Painting Content Contributors
Short biographies of the artists who have contributed editorial content to the Painting site.

Oil Painting Tips
An ever-growing collection of helpful oil painting tips submitted by fellow oil painters.

Free Still Life Painting Videos
Watch various artists at work creating still life paintings in this collection of free, short painting video demonstrations.

Free Videos on Creativity and Inspiration in Painting
Watch various artists at work and talking about their inspiration and creativity in this collection of free, short painting videos.

Glossary of Art and Painting Terms: A
A glossary of painting and art terms -- words beginning with 'A'.

Glossary of Art and Painting Terms: B
A glossary of painting and art terms -- words beginning with 'B'.

Glossary of Art and Painting Terms: D
A glossary of painting and art terms -- words beginning with 'D'.

Glossary of Art and Painting Terms: E
A glossary of painting and art terms -- words beginning with 'E'.

Glossary of Art and Painting Terms: F
A glossary of painting and art terms -- words beginning with 'F'.

Glossary of Art and Painting Terms: G
A glossary of painting and art terms -- words beginning with 'G'.

Glossary of Art and Painting Terms: H
A glossary of painting and art terms -- words beginning with 'H'.

Glossary of Art and Painting Terms: I
A glossary of painting and art terms -- words beginning with 'I'.

Glossary of Art and Painting Terms: J
A glossary of painting and art terms -- words beginning with 'J'.

Glossary of Art and Painting Terms: K
A glossary of painting and art terms -- words beginning with 'K'.

Painting Tips: Colour
An ever-growing collection of helpful tips relating to color mixing and color theory, submitted by fellow artists.

Painting Tips: Composition and Perspective
An ever-growing, helpful collection painting tips on composition and design submitted by fellow artists.

Pastel Painting Tips
A growing collection of helpful pastel painting tips submitted by fellow artists.

Painting Photos Challenges
Join these regular challenges to create a painting using the reference photo provided as the subject for a painting in whatever style you choose. Also see what other people have painted.

Glossary of Art and Painting Terms: L
A glossary of painting and art terms -- words beginning with 'L'.

Glossary of Art and Painting Terms: M
A glossary of painting and art terms -- words beginning with 'M'.

Glossary of Art and Painting Terms: N
A glossary of painting and art terms -- words beginning with 'N'.

Glossary of Art and Painting Terms: O
A glossary of painting and art terms -- words beginning with 'O'.

Glossary of Art and Painting Terms: P
A glossary of painting and art terms -- words beginning with 'P'.

Glossary of Art and Painting Terms: Q
A glossary of painting and art terms -- words beginning with 'Q'.

Glossary of Art and Painting Terms: R
A glossary of painting and art terms -- words beginning with 'R'.

XYZ Glossary of Art and Painting Terms
A list of all the words beginning with X, Y, or Z in the About.com Painting Glossary, with links to the easy-to-understand definitions.

Face Painting Designs and Ideas
A collection of sample face painting designs and face painting ideas, including step-by-step demonstrations and inspirational photos of completed faces.

Art for Kids: Free Coloring Pages
Get coloring with this collection of free coloring pages for kids. There are coloring pages for everything from animals and dinosaurs to halloween and flowers.

Acrylic Painting Tips
An ever-growing collection of helpful acrylic painting tips submitted by fellow artists.

Painting Tips for Beginners
An ever-growing collection of helpful painting tips that are relevant to all painting mediums, submitted by fellow artists.

Glossary of Art and Painting Terms: S
A glossary of painting and art terms -- words beginning with 'S'.

Glossary of Art and Painting Terms: T
A glossary of painting and art terms -- words beginning with 'T'.

U Glossary of Art and Painting Terms
A list of all the words starting with U in the About.com Painting Glossary, with links to the easy-to-understand definitions of each.

Art Glossary and Painting Terms V
A glossary of painting and art terms -- words beginning with 'V'.

W Glossary of Art and Painting Terms
A list of all the words beginning with W in the About.com Painting Glossary, with links to the easy-to-understand definitions.

Painting Tips: Animals and Fur
An ever-growing collection of great tips on painting animals and realistic fur.

Figure Painting Tips
A growing collection of figure and portaiture tips submitted by fellow artists.

Painting Tips: Inspiration and Creativity
An ever-growing collection of tips to boost your inspiration and creativity.

Painting and Art Quizzes
Have fun with this assortment of painting-related quizzes, from one that tests your knowledge of basic colour theory, to one of the life of Van Gogh, to various art trivia quizzes.

Decorative Painting and Art
Here you'll find all my articles, step-by-step demos, helpful tips, explanations of essential techniques on decorative painting. Suitable for artists of all levels of expertise.

Lots of Free Printable Stencils
This is the master-list of all my collections of free printable stencils, which includes flowers, nature, the sea, Easter, Christmas, Halloween, and letter stencils.

Gourd Art and Painted Gourds
Information on all aspects of gourd art, from how to grow your own gourds and drying them, to painting gourds and making gourd art.

How to Frame Paintings
Practical information on how to frame your paintings, tips on doing it yourself, and advice on when to leave it to a professional framer.

Painting Cards -- How to Make Cards from Your Art
Helpful tips and info on how to paint your own original cards, and how to make cards from your existing paintings.

Watercolor Painting Tips
An ever-growing collection of helpful watercolor painting tips submitted by fellow artists.

Watercolor Pencils -- How to Use Watercolor Pencil and Techniques
Learn how to use watercolor pencils, what techniques you can use with water-soluble pencils, and what you need to start painting with them