Super Amazing Posts By Sandrine

Sandrine Pelissier is a watercolor, acrylic and mixed media artist from Canada. She is inspired by the West coast landscapes but also enjoys painting portraits and life drawing. While her paintings seem to be fairly realistic she likes to experiment and add a touch of abstraction. She has been published in art books and magazines including the Splash, best of watercolor series, the mixed media book "Incite", the Artist magazine, Watercolor Artist magazine and International Artist magazine.

    Gesture Drawing: 6 Tips for Capturing the Art of Motion

    Posted by on Mar 14, 2014 in Fine Art | Comments

    Series of Male Gesture Sketches

    Gesture drawing is one of the building blocks of life drawing, helping artists better understand human anatomy. Aiming to capture the human body in motion, the process involves a subject who moves through a series of poses, pausing briefly in each pose. This type of drawing is good training for artists, and makes for a great warm-up exercise. Learn some tips and tricks regarding this valuable artistic skill.

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    Back to Basics: Essential Tools and Materials for Acrylic Painting

    Posted by on Mar 3, 2014 in Fine Art | Comments

    Bottles of Acrylic Paint

    Acrylic painting is a highly versatile medium. Because it's affordable, almost odorless and dries quickly, knowing how to use this medium has many advantages. With a few tips and tricks (like additives or finish), you can manipulate acrylic to mimic anything from the softness of watercolors to the boldness of oil paint.

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    4 Impressionists Techniques to Try Yourself

    Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 in Fine Art | Comments

    Rennpferde by Degas

    Even though each impressionist artist did develop his own style and might have had a different style as well as different concerns and favorite subjects, there are core common ideas and techniques that apply to this type of painting. Let's take a look at the various impressionist techniques, and how you can incorporate them into your own work.

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    Reflective Surfaces: Top 10 Tips for Painting Water

    Posted by on Feb 14, 2014 in Fine Art | Comments

    Nymph Echo by Sandrine Pelissier

    Painting a body of water that looks realistic can be a great addition to a landscape but it also presents many challenges. There are many different ways water can be part of a landscape from a very still lake with mirror-like reflections to a very agitated waterfall, and there are many different styles of painting from photo realistic to abstract. Whatever your style is and the type of water you are painting, knowing what to look at can be very helpful.

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    Fine Art Friday: Mixing a Green Color Palette in Watercolors

    Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Fine Art | Comments

    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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