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Tips and techniques for mixing vibrant colors and cohesive palettes.

The concept- and technique-driven approach makes this challenging subject approachable for artists of any skill level. You’ll see basic color theory, hue and saturation, value, temperature, and color relationships and learn to wield color to create mood and atmosphere.

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Tips and techniques for creating well-composed works of art.

Learn to create eye-catching, well-composed works of art using acrylic, oil, and watercolor paints. Beginning Composition features quick exercises for getting started in art, primers on the principles of composition and the Rule of Thirds, what to look for when composing artwork, examples of successful (and unsuccessful) compositions from a selection of artists, and customizable painting projects.

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Classic and contemporary techniques for painting expressive works of art.

With Oil & Acrylic Workshop, you can set aside the paintbrush in exchange for palette knives, sponges, and even your fingers. Use these alternative painting tools, plus techniques like stippling, spattering and block printing, to create colorful, contemporary works of art. Techniques for working with both oil and acrylic as well as approachable step-by-step projects...