The highlight of this drawing is marked HL, in the brightest part of the image.Highlights and shadowsIn painting light theory, highlights are the brightest part of the artwork. They are usually added toward the end of the artwork’s completion, since whites can be easily muddied.0 Shares
How Painting Quick Studies Lead You to Becoming a Better ArtistIt’s all fun and games to joke about being a procrastinator, but overthinking some things, such as how to paint a subject, can be a serious roadblock. Sometimes it’s best to just jump in and see what happens when you begin sketching your composition or start putting paint onto the canvas.
Getting Warm and Cozy with AlcoholBeer blanket, vodka veil, moonshine mantle, shroud of spirits … many of us are familiar with the sayings that describe the feeling of “warmth” alcohol can provide. But did you know it can also keep your watercolor paints cozy, too? Yes, outdoor artists get ready to cheers because adding alcohol to your paints can actually keep them from freezing in very cold temperatures.
Wherever you live, you likely don’t live alone. Not when you consider the birds in your backyard or the pigeons on the sidewalk or seagulls cawing at you if you live along the coast. Birds are a constant companion for many of us and yet we can forget to explore them in our art. Take birds as your subject matter and you discover the fun of color and texture … and attitude!
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This edition of Artist HQ spotlights Joshua LaRock, an internationally recognized figurative artist whose portraiture and figurative works offer an ode to the Old Masters but with a contemporary spin.Joshua LaRock, An Artist to KnowInspiration can be a difficult thing to articulate for Joshua LaRock.