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Winsor & Newton lifts the lid on the secret tricks of every artist's trade

If you’re an artist, chances are you’ll be well acquainted with art supplies manufacturer Winsor & Newton. The company was founded back in 1832 by a …

Acquainted

Painting Tips: The Value of Hard and Soft Edges

Johannes Vloothuis shares tips for painting edges: for creating hard and soft edges with pastel, watercolor, oil, and acrylic.The post Painting Tips: …

Landscape Photography

Museum Releases 20,000 High-Res Artworks You Can Download For Free

Composite image by DesignTAXI. Background images via Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Public Domain)<p><b>You can now</b> take in the masterpieces of the …

Art

Add vibrancy to your oil paintings with these top tips

Painting in oils means I can capture bright colours by gradually building the painting up in multiple layers. This technique is perfect for painting …

Graphics

13 Best Watercolor Paint Sets Both Beginners and Professional Artists Will Love

Since gaining widespread popularity in the 18th century, watercolor painting has been a favorite of amateur and professional artists alike. Its portability makes it the perfect medium to take on the road, allowing artists to sketch <i>en plein air</i> or rapidly work out ideas. But with so many available …

The Arts
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5 Watercolor Techniques You Can Learn from Winslow Homer, Andrew Wyeth, J.M.W. Turner and Other Famous Watercolor Artists

Learn the watercolor techniques—for composition, design elements and focal point—of five famous watercolor artists: Winslow Homer, Andrew Wyeth, …

Art

100,000 Digitized Art History Books Are Now Freely Available Online to Any Art Lover

In celebration of its 4th anniversary, the Getty Research Portal has been redesigned to make it easier for art history buffs to explore, share, and download the 100,000 freely available digitized art history texts it hosts—which you can search for directly, or filter by creator, subject, language, …

13 YouTube Channels to Teach You How to Paint for Free

Always wanted to learn how to paint, but were afraid to enroll in a class? Free online painting tutorials may be right up your alley, helping you get comfortable with both basic and advanced techniques right from home. Whether you are interested in acrylic or oil painting or learning how to use …

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