Hyperrealism

If you want to learn how to paint photorealism, these next few pages will walk you step by step through the photorealist painting techniques that I use to create my photorealistic paintings, such as the ones on the right. This step-by-step guide may be an equally interesting read for non-artists who have a deep appreciation…

Watercolor

In most beginner-level art classes, the teacher gives students an example of a still life settign and just tells the students to start painting. But that doesn’t answer the dozens of questions that beginners and amateurs have about how to use watercolors. Tubes or pan paints? What kind of paper and brushes are best? Damp…

Oil Painting

Painting has been one of my life’s greatest sustaining pleasures. It has enlarged my world. My goal here is to share that pleasure with you and to see painting bring out the world of creativity within you! Oil paints have been most artists’ first choice for hundreds of years, with good reason. The colors are…

Impressionism

The group of artists who became known as the Impressionists did something ground-breaking in addition to painting their sketchy, light-filled canvases: they established their own exhibition. This may not seem like much in an era like ours, when art galleries are everywhere in major cities, but in Paris at this time, there was one official,…