Watercolor Painting

Discover the breathtaking techniques and drawing and painting essentials that will make your artwork stand out from the crowd!

Work of Art: 12 Tips on How to Create a Perfect Art Portfolio

By Sandrine Pelissier

For artists, your portfolio is your resume. Having a great art portfolio allows you to show your work when applying for jobs or approaching a gallery for representation. Learn how to build your portfolio so you can present your work, and yourself, in the best way possible.

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Craftsy’s 2014 Pet Portrait Art Contest

By Craftsy
Craftsy Pet Portrait Art Contest

Your pet is the source of endless smiles, the best friend you can always count on and a part of your family. To celebrate your loyal companions, we want to see your best pet portraits! Enter the Craftsy 2014 Pet Portrait Contest and show your pet love. Portraits across mediums are welcome -- from oil to pen & ink. Enter to win!

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Fine Art Friday: Mixing a Green Color Palette in Watercolors

By Sandrine Pelissier
Watercolor Painting of a Forest

Because green is everywhere in nature, every landscape or still-life painter will have to mix greens at some point. So, it is important you learn how to mix interesting and realistic looking greens to paint believable landscapes. Discover the keys to success here!

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Fine Art Friday: Types of Watercolor Brushes

By Sandrine Pelissier
Different Types of Watercolor Brushes

Watercolor brushes come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, materials and prices. Working with a preferred brush size or shape is often a matter of personal taste and will have an influence on your painting style. Here is a brief overview of the different types of watercolor brushes commonly available.

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Fine Art Friday: Pet Portraits That’ll Make You Say “Awww!”

By Karen Kelty
Acrylic Painting of a PugThese cuddly buddies may be too cute for words, but Craftsy members certainly did an amazing job capturing them with paint, fabric and more! From a quilted kitty to a Pomeranian portrait, these pet projects are as adorable as their furry inspirations. Find your favorites and learn how to make a masterpiece of your own beloved companion! Read more »