Ever Heard of Encaustic Art?


Encaustic Have You Ever Heard of Encaustics?  Encaustic art is one of the oldest art processes but most people are unfamiliar with it, and artists are even vague in their knowledge of it.  That may have something to do with the fact that it involves heat and wax.  What the heck! why would I want […]

Ironlak Strikers

Ironlak Graphic Markers

NEW PRODUCT | Ironlak Strikers – Tri-Grip Twin Markers. The Ironlak Strikers Tri-Grip is the updated Ironlak Striker design marker. The updated design markers have a new form factor with a smooth triangular shape to the marker body making it easier to grip – dubbed the Tri-Grip. The Marker is still a twin tip with […]

A Neuroscientist Patiently Explains the Allure of the Adult Coloring Books

A Neuroscientist Patiently Explains the Allure of the Adult Coloring Books by Jordan Gaines Lewis  Photo: Lea Latumahina /Creative Commons A Neuroscientist Patiently Explains the Allure of the Adult Coloring Books.  A few months ago, I caved: I bought myself a coloring book. And maybe you did, too, or perhaps you received one as a […]

Columbian Artists Association

Columbian Artists Association P O Box 2862 Longview, WA 98632 Call for Artists Area artists are invited to participate in the Columbian Artists 40th Annual juried Spring Art Show to be held March 19th through April 3rd at the Thee Rivers Mall, 3513 Three Rivers Drive, Kelso, WA (Space D-1168, near Macy’s). The Show is […]

Prismacolor or Faber-Castell Polychromos

Prismacolor Premier Vs Faber-Castell Polychromos by Lachri | Aug 24, 2014 | Art product review, Art tips, Colored Pencil | Prismacolor Premier Vs Faber-Castell Polychromos Completed with Prismacolor Premier Earlier this year I was working on a colored pencil piece for a youtube tutorial. I have always used prismacolor. Everyone knows they’re the best right? […]

Sketch Astoria

Ron sketching

Sketch Astoria – Sat. June 4th 9:30am – 4pm $85.00 Join National AWS member Ron Stocke & Derek Gundy for a day of sketching around beautiful Astoria in Sketch Astoria. Ron D Stocke & Derek Gundy of Sketch Seattle travel to Astoria, Oregon for an amazing day of sketching June 4th, 2016. We’ll be hosted […]

Layering Image transfers

Transfer technique

Layering Image transfers – layer, layer, layer. Transfer an Image with Different Opacities The following video demonstrates the use of Media Matte Medium and White Tinting Base to transfer an image. Different layers of the background will show through. Andy Skinner walks you through the simple technique. Tips & Hints FLUID ACRYLICS Add any regular […]

Water Droplet – How to Draw Step by Step – Fine Art-Tips

water droplet

Here is a tutorial on drawing water droplets.  I came across some cool demonstrations teaching us how to handle the light and reflection in a water droplet.  One is a You tube demo and the other is a step by step tutorial. On Pinterest there is more information on learning how to draw water droplets.: […]

Carl Dalio: Under Sedona Skies -1


Source: Carl Dalio – Work Zoom: Under Sedona Skies -1 About Carl Dalio International artist, Carl Dalio, is well known for his expressive use of color and his friendly, easy-going teaching style. He has conducted inspiring watercolor demonstrations and workshops in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and Indonesia. His paintings, infused with vibrant light and […]

More Carl Dalio

Carl Dalio: Art and artist I was meandering through Carl’s website and of course came across more beautiful images.  What I think we all have to remember is that the art comes from within us and Carl demonstrates a consistency across mediums.  Not only is he a watercolor painter but he also does oil painting […]