It’s said that to experience the present, view yourself as an outsider would, as if you were an actor in a movie scene. This is a fun way to look at life, and to force yourself to notice your surroundings when otherwise you might not; what do you hear, see, feel? Sometimes we don’t need to play this little mental game though–we find ourselves in a moment and wish to remember it forever.
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Deciding what to paint is one of the most common dilemmas with which painters struggle. Just like hunters seeking prey, most of us are always looking for that certain subject that will motivate us to new artistic heights. This often leads us to profoundly beautiful subjects. As spectacular as many locations may be, it is often the mundane that becomes our final muse.
Plein Air Art Hacks to Improve Your Outdoor Art ExperienceEditor Courtney Jordan delivers plein air art hacks so you can have a bit of a spring fling and enjoy more painting in the great outdoors.Gear Up, Weigh DownYou may want to invest in a tripod stone bag — this accessory hooks onto the legs of your tripod and weighs it down.
“That dog won’t hunt.” It’s what I thought to myself when I started to look into how to get layers of pastel to build up. It just didn’t seem possible, or easily possible. But I did my research, and that dog will hunt! Here are a few tips on how to get the layered effects you want when pastel painting.
The Power of PastelsThere’s no beating the versatility of pastels for blending the best of the drawing and painting worlds. And when it comes to subject matter, there might not be a better medium if you want to learn to paint flowers.There are some great foundational tools and painting techniques, however, that every pastel artist should know.