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Important Tips for Using Reference Photos

Important Tips for Using Reference Photos

5 hours ago   |   Kem Studios

'Poppy Profusion' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis The Secret to a good painting is a bad photo That might be an over-simplification but a less than perfect reference photo can...
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Bridgette's Soul - original charcoal portrait drawing

Bridgette's Soul - original charcoal portrait drawing

11 hours ago   |   Hackberry Street Studio

An all-time favorite of mine - drawing from the posed model. And she is a great model, too! Some things I could change, but not going to because it was my reaction to her that...
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Outdoor Study-to-Studio Painting Workshop: Dakota Pastels, Mount Vernon, WA, May 1-4, 2019

Outdoor Study-to-Studio Painting Workshop: Dakota Pastels, Mount Vernon, WA, May 1-4, 2019

4 days ago   |   Michael Chesley Johnson

I'm excited about an upcoming trip to the Pacific Northwest to teach for Dakota Pastels this May. Only a few minutes from Mount Vernon and the historic village of La Conner...
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A Key Tip for Painting from Reference Photos

A Key Tip for Painting from Reference Photos

6 days ago   |   Kem Studios

'Sea of Poppies' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 I love painting from photos. Most of my paintings are done from reference photos. I do love to paint from life but I...
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Watercolor & Pastel - Gold Line in Little Tokyo

Watercolor & Pastel - Gold Line in Little Tokyo

6 days ago   |   Belinda del Pesco

This is a post from Belinda Del Pesco's Art Blog Belinda Del Pesco . Gold Line - Little Tokyo 8×8 Watercolor & Pastel on paper Using Photos from Friends in Art I'm fortunate to...
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A Quick WIP Collage: Warm Light on a Marsh

A Quick WIP Collage: Warm Light on a Marsh

10 days ago   |   Kem Studios

'Great Beginnings'. 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $165 I wanted to capture the feeling of warm sunlight on the marsh. Where I was standing it was cold. In fact the...
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Cadenza..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews

Cadenza..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews

12 days ago   |   Rae Andrews Gallery

I have done this image a few times before, using pastels and gouache and even another watercolor of parts of this scene. I so rarely use masking fluid but decided to this time...
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IS THAT A REAL PAINTING?

15 days ago   |   Jackie Simmonds Artyfacts

One of my India pastel PAINTINGS Someone I know, who paints beautiful pastels, sold one of her images to a customer, who informed her that he was looking for an opulent frame...
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The Girls - a Double Doggie Portrait

The Girls - a Double Doggie Portrait

17 days ago   |   Rita Kirkman

"The Girls" sold Another favorite commission form the Holiday Season, these two little Schnauzers were a sweet combo! The client liked the reference photo pose just how it was...
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Carlton's portrait in pastels by Kim Blair

Carlton's portrait in pastels by Kim Blair

28 days ago   |   Kim Blair Artist

Carlton (14"x11" pastel on gessoed 300 lb. w.c. paper) This handsome man works in the creative field of design, both as an interior designer and fashion stylist. I remember...
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Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

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Important Tips for Using Reference Photos

Important Tips for Using Reference Photos

'Poppy Profusion' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis The Secret to a good painting is a bad photo That might be an over-simplification but a less than perfect reference photo can... Read more ...

Nanshanli Hotel / Linjian Design Studio

Nanshanli Hotel / Linjian Design Studio

Roof. Image © Yang Zhao Architects: Linjian Design Studio Location: Chongqing, China Category: Renovation Leading Architect: Yang Zhao Design Team: Sitong Ma, Ji Guan, Zijun... Read more ...

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Frozen Creek ,Landscape Fine Art Photography,“Ice Spirit II” by...

Frozen Creek ,Landscape Fine Art Photography,“Ice Spirit II” by International Photographer Kit Hedman, Boarding House Studio Galleries, Denver

Fine Art Prints Available HERE Visit to Read more ...

When is a Painting Finished?

When is a Painting Finished?

Ruji asks: "I was wondering do you have any advice for someone who can't seem to make their art look finished? Seemingly no matter how much time, effort, or detail I put into... Read more ...

Bridgette's Soul - original charcoal portrait drawing

Bridgette's Soul - original charcoal portrait drawing

An all-time favorite of mine - drawing from the posed model. And she is a great model, too! Some things I could change, but not going to because it was my reaction to her that... Read more ...

Painting and Photographing in Stowe, VT with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

Painting and Photographing in Stowe, VT with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

"Split Rail Fence" • 9" x 12" textured oil painting ©2018 Niki Gulley Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott WilliamsDay 4 - Stowe, VT On the fourth day of... Read more ...

SquareOne Proposes Repurposing a Water Tower as Public Spas/Student Housing

SquareOne Proposes Repurposing a Water Tower as Public Spas/Student Housing

Public spa. Image Courtesy of SquareOne Raise your hand if you've ever wanted to go swimming inside a water tower. In reality, it would probably be dark and creepy and not as... Read more ...