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Chinese Watercolor Chrysanthemum Flower Painting Lesson

Pen and Ink Drawing Tutorials | How to create realistic textures


5 Secrets to Vitality With Sarah Jane Adams

Here is the second installment of vitality tips with Sarah Jane Adams. Make sure to follow all of her adventures on Instagram HERE.<br>1.Always have an …

How to cook the perfect stir fry

There are certain cooking techniques that don’t come as second nature if you haven’t grown up with them.<p>I didn’t even taste Chinese food until I was 20, so stir-frying is not in my blood. But when I ate a dish of stir-fried greens cooked by food writer Kay Plunkett-Hogge that was so delicious I …

Fresh Summer Fruit Recipes

Make the most of fresh-from-the-farm produce.<p>Celebrate summer with one of these easy, fresh fruit recipes. From blueberry pancakes for breakfast to strawberry shortcake for dessert, you'll get the most out of fresh-from-the-farm produce with one of these delicious dishes.


Expand Your Knowledge With Watercolor Painting Ideas - Homesthetics - Inspiring ideas for your home.

The technique of water coloring is one of immense beauty and delicacy, infusing creativity and dazzling everyone with its inner endless possibilities …

New E-Book | Teach Yourself to Papercut by Mr. Yen Designs

0 Comments<p>The multi-talented, Jonathan Chapman of Mr. Yen Designs has just created a really cool ebook I'm excited to tell you about, called, "Teach …

Senior Travel Companion Explains Packing For The Trip

Host Travel - Make New Friends Without Leaving Your Home | Senior Travel Tips

Senior Travel Tips: What is the Best Way to Travel After 60? Train, Plane, Boat or Car?

PAINT WITH ME: Watercolor Roses Tutorial (Easy, Beginner Painting)

LIVE: Paint a Peony Flower with Inktense or Watercolor Pencils

14 mediocre watercolors and paintings by Adolf Hitler just sold for $450,000

The most expensive work, which fetched €100,000, went to a buyer from China.<p>The painting is of King Ludwig II's Neuschwanstein Castle, which is now a popular tourist attraction.<p>A floral still life sold for €73,000.<p>The unidentified buyers of the works, signed "A. Hitler," came from all over the …


Internet Artist Turns Coffee Into Watercolors

Guilia Bernadelli’s coffee art is not your average cup of Joe.<p>You might enjoy coffee for its energizing capabilities or its taste, but for Giulia Bernardelli, a daily cup of Joe has much more to offer. The Italy-based painter uses the black gold to provide a mystical effect much more vibrant than …

Vibrant Watercolor Paintings Celebrate the Small Details Found in Nature

Artist Marisa Redondo (aka River Luna) pays homage to the beauty of nature in her vibrant watercolor paintings. Filling the canvases with bursts of color and ornate patterning, her works are inspired by what she sees around her Northern California home. It wasn't until moving there that Redondo …

Northern California

10 Watercolor Gifts to Inspire Your Inner Artist

You’ve mastered the art of coloring books — now you’re ready for a whole new challenge. Thankfully, the B + C shop has plenty of options to encourage your inner artist. Below, check out ten fresh ideas. Then, don’t forget to sign up for our newest class, Intro to Watercolor Painting, and start …

Artist Uses Calligraphy Brushes to Create Breathtaking Watercolor Paintings of Birds

San Francisco-born artist Karl Martens creates beautiful paintings of birds using materials not often paired together – Japanese and Chinese calligraphy brushes with watercolor. What's most fascinating is that he paints all of his works by memory, without reference to any guide. What you'll notice …


Monochromatic Watercolor Paintings Exquisitely Depict Cratered Surface of Moon

German artist Michal Friese has long been enthralled with the night sky, and she expresses her fascination through beautiful watercolor paintings of the moon. Her solitary depictions of the rocky surface use a limited color palette and special techniques to mimic its cratered appearance. The …


Meet the Artist Who Paints Dreamy Watercolor Galaxies Full-Time

We’re all about following your dreams. So when we discovered this artist who paints some of the most <i></i>dreamy <i></i>watercolors we’ve ever seen — full-time — we just had to talk to her about it. Naomi Ernest is an artist from Michigan who used to consider herself an “artist on the side” until she decided to …


VIDEO: How to paint simple skies with Grahame Booth

Irish master Grahame Booth demonstrated how to paint summer shadows in our Summer 2013 issue. In this brilliant video, he teaches how to paint simple …


Jean Haines' 7 golden rules of watercolour

The popular art tutor reveals her guidelines for creative painting<p>1 DO YOUR ‘STRETCHES’<p>Every morning, I set aside three pieces of paper and do a …


There are almost as many ways to paint trees, as there are artists to paint them.<p>Here are 5 different tree studies, with a variety of approaches you …

How to paint Foliage Using Negative Painting in Watercolor

This is an example of using the negative painting process to paint a sunny fall Cottonwood tree in Zion National Park. On top of my light pencil …

Zion National Park