More Creative Paintings
Keeping an Art Journal
Easy-to-Follow Floral Demos
More Than a Pretty Face
By Kelly Kane
George James, Bev Jozwiak and Vi Gassman share their best tips for painting figures that express more than a likeness.
By Eric Wiegardt
Don't be a slave to your reference photos. Follow these seven steps to more creative paintings.
The Illustrative Eye
By Meredith E. Lewis
A former full-time illustrator, Denny Bond now tells stories in highly detailed watercolor paintings.
By Sarah A. Strickley
How far would you go for your art? For Christopher Wynn, it was a seven-month trip around the world. Whether you embark on your own journey or not, his is a story of enlightenment and inspiration.
Trace Your Creative Path
By Cathy Johnson
Plan. Dream. React. Keeping an art journal is a fun, creative way to process the events in your life and explore new themes in your artwork. Find everything you need to get started on your own journal today.
Making a Splash
By Jessica Canterbury
Sneak a peek at NASA's space-flight-inspired art collection, plus discover a tip for finding the good in a bad painting and a mix of must-see shows.
By Birgit O'Connor
Loaded with bold, vibrant colors and a water reservoir handle brush, these portable watercolor kits make painting in the field a breeze.
Meet the Masters
By Tamera Lenz Muente
Jean-Louis Forain (French, 1852-1931) portrays the sordid side of Degas' dancers' lives.
By Brenda Swenson
Paint around objects in order to define them. Learn the secret in this guide to negative painting.
By Jan Kunz
Learn how to paint a flower in six simple steps, plus tips for painting leaves and backlit petals.