British watercolor artist Steven Cronin gives you another instalment of how to paint with confidence in watercolors. This time he chooses to paint a scene from Lake Buttermere in the Lake District. He is very specific with the tools he uses to compose his paintings and the kit used is as follows. The paper is 15″ x 11″ Fabriano watercolor paper. The brushes used are the large Ron Ranson hake and a number 3 rigger. My regular palette consists of 7 Cotman watercolors – Raw Sienna, Burnt Umber, Light Red, Ultramarine, Lemon Yellow, Payne’s Gray and Alizarin Crimson. I’m sure this video tutorial will not disappoint so grab your kit and paint along.
This instructional video features Tennessee based artist Dick Ensing showing you how to finish off your oil painting with the right signature. He discusses the favourite colors like cadmium red used by oils artists and how to apply it by mixing in a little bit of turpentine so its not too thick and blotchy. Finish your painting off in style.
Artist Will Kemp teaches us in this art tutorial how to create a colored canvas for use with a still life or landscape painting. He selects the acrylic color ‘yellow ochre’ for its tonal qualities and unimposing colour to feature as the background paint. He also advises against the use of this color in portraiture because it is too close to the skin tones.
With a decorator’s brush you paint the sides of the box canvas evenly making sure you are quite rough to get into the grain of the canvas so there is no white primer showing through.Once you are happy there are no drips you can leave the sides and join the surface of the canvas working quickly so the paint doesn’t dry. In a horizontal motion drag the brush slowly side to side making sure you over lap each horizontal stroke to make extra sure the whole canvas is covered. Then that’s it, you’re ready to go with your painting.
Mary Elburn gives us a lesson in camaj hand spun yarn in the art tutorial and how you can expect to dye your own wool with a dye stock solution.
Firstly she sets up a table outside and covers it with newspaper which in turn is cover in cling film using a ‘wrapmaster’ for ease of application. You might want to consider using a kitchen table or a wall paper pasting board as you will need plenty of space for you dying preparation. 3.5 Oz of dried cotton is placed on the table and in a figure of eight zig zag motion Elburn has folded it back on itself using the whole table length. Cone yarn is used to tie the cotton together at three equidistant points to allow you to hold whilst the cotton is submerged into an acid solution.
Next wear your latex gloves as you are about to start the fun part, dying your cotton in red, green and yellow dye stock with the objective to achieve some nice mood lifting summery colors. Once satisfied with your coverage its time to close the cling film in on itself sealing the cotton before being taken to the steamer to allow the colors to fuse together. 30 minutes later and a small cooling period you have your own hand dyed cotton to use in which ever way you fancy. Happy dying.
In this instructional video you can become the envy of your friends by learning how to draw what is potentially one of the hardest subjects in art…the mouth! If you can draw the mouth and teeth you can pretty much take on any part of the anatomy. This is a great step by step video working from an actual picture in a like for like style. Grab your set of pencils and follow this great artist to allow you to draw to your best potential. Easy to follow and well presented throughout.
This informative little art tutorial teaches you how to paint your own design on a t-shirt. What you will need for this is your design itself which you wish to have on the garment, a Marabu Textil+ starter kit which comes with 6 textile paints and a brush, some water, masking tape, Marabu metallic outliner pens, crocodile clips,pencil, tracing paper and a sheet of cardboard wrapped in cling film to place inside your t-shirt whilst you work on it.
To begin with you will have to use your tracing paper to trace out your design using your pencil, for the purposes of this video the instructor has used a celtic design which has an almost stained glass feel to it. Next is the pre-prepared t-shirt held inplace with the crocodile clips and stuffed with cardboard which the design is then laid graphite side down to transfer the image to the textile.
The fun part comes next where nice thick applications of the Textil+ paint are applied to the fabric which is then complimented by the metallic outliner pens. Be experimental and apply the paint accordingly to deliver your final design tailored to your specification. Most importantly, have fun!
Chuck McLachlan is a recognised professional watercolor artist with a great ability to teach in an easy to understand fashion. In this video tutorial you can expect to learn how to paint a red flower with green leaves in watercolors via a step by step approach. He uses a variety of brushes and introduces blotting and dripping techniques which are by no means a beginner technique but well worth taking note of. If you follow him with passion during this tutorial you will almost certainly have a floral painting you can look back on with pride.
In this painting tutorial you will have the opportunity to see how a moody atmospheric landscape is painted in watercolors. This particular watercolor landscape painting demonstration features the mystical charm of Loch Eck in Scotland. The artist has used 130lb Fabriano watercolor paper measuring 15″ x 11″. The brushes which have been selected are the large Ron Ranson hake, 3/4″ flat and number 3 rigger. The watercolors used in this lesson are from a palette of Cotman watercolors; Raw Sienna, Burnt Umber, Light Red, Ultramarine, Lemon Yellow and Payne’s Gray. Reach for you brushes and just follow this well narrated video to discover the beauty of watercolors.