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Changing Direction

Authored by Lisa Larrabee 3-minute read. Some of my best exploration comes from my teaching demos, not during…

Upcycle Your Painting

Authored by Lisa Larrabee. 3-minute read. Do you ever wonder what to do with old artwork that you feel is k…

What's Relative?

Authored by Lisa Larrabee 3-minute read. Value is relative.  Temperature is relative.  Color is relative.  …

Paint with Charcoal

Authored by Lisa Larrabee 3-minute read. Charcoal is both bold and forgiving.  You can blend and smudge cha…

Quick & Bold Graphite Studies

Authored by Lisa Larrabee 3-minute read. Graphite is a staple for any artist.  It can be used for a variety…

Take Risks with Color!

Authored by Lisa Larrabee 3-minute read. Value does all the work, but color gets all the credit .  That phr…

Start with Color

Authored by Lisa Larrabee 3-minute read. Why start your drawing or painting on a color?  A background color …

Setting the Tone

Authored by Lisa Larrabee 3-minute read. What do you consider before starting a drawing?  An obvious choice …

Why Make Studies?

Authored by Lisa Larrabee 3-minute read. Artists often create studies before beginning their artwork.  A st…

Why Draw or Paint from Life?

Authored by Christy Olsen 3-minute read. It enhances essential skills such as visual-spatial thinking, dept…

Ancient Pigments

Authored by Christy Olsen 3-minute read. Greek and Roman statues appear white today, but many of these sculp…

What is Color Bias?

Authored by Christy Olsen 3-minute read. Manufacturers that make paints to sell commercially use traditiona…

Become a Pencil Connoisseur

Authored by Christy Olsen 3-minute read. Graphite pencils are great for sketching or drawing because they p…

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