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  What Every Painter Should Know About Oil Brushes
  Voices of Experience - An Interview with Greg LaRock
  Profile: Greg LaRock
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  Profile: Patrick Saunders
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  Profile: Lorenzo Chávez
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  Mixing Colorful Grays in Oil
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  Profile: Scott Burdick
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  Painting in Rocky Mountain National Park
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A Primer on Night Painting - Nocturnes

Nocturnes - A Primer on Night Painting

Filled with inspirational examples by the masters of nightime painting, this little book is sure to fire up your creative energies. Never tried painting at night? We show you how it's done with a step-by-step-oil demo and a tale of night painting in the wilds of Rocky Mountain National Park. The Primer on Night Painting - Nocturnes is a 7 x 7" PDF download with 40 pages of text and images. It includes a gallery of paintings by masters of the nocturne, information to inspire and encourage you in your plein air nocturne painting, an illustrated step-by-step demo and tips for working in pastel and oil. Also available in a softcover edition. Check out the tools and other products that we use in our own art and travels in The Artist's Road Store. We only offer things for sale that we enthusiastically believe in.

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Photograph of John Hulsey Painting with Long Oil BrushOil Painting Brushes


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Landscape Painting - Roasted Reds, 16 x 20", Oil, © Greg LaRockes of Experience:Greg LaRock

MorniMorning on the Pond I, 36 x 36", Oil, © John Hulseyng on the Pond I
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nting Knife Oil Demonstration

Nocturne - LaRoque Gageac © John HulseyNocturne:LaRoque Gageac
A Watercolor Demonstration

Mustang Sally's, 16 x 20", oil on panel © Patrick SaundersVoices of Experience:Patrick Saunders

California Gold, 1924, William WendtCalifornia Impressionism


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John Singer Sargent, A Dinner Table at Night, 1884dges Make a Painting Sing


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Troubadours, 30 x 40", oil, © Ann Trustyemeral Beauty:Painting the Floral Still Life

 
The Adirondack Guide, Winslow Homer, Watercolor, 1894
Watercolor Brushes - The Real 411

 

Fishermen Hauling the Net on Skagen's North Beach, 1883, Peder Severin KroyerThe Nordic Painters of Skagen


WatDetail of Afternoon Glow watercolor by John Hulseyercolor Mixing Secrets


Landscape with Sunrise by Claude MonetThe Perspectives Archive

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Photograph of John Hulsey and Ann Trusty in Glacier National Park
We are artists, authors and teachers with over 40 years of experience in painting the world's beautiful places. We created The Artist's Road in order to share our knowledge and experiences with you, and create a community of like-minded individuals.  You can learn more about us and see our original paintings by clicking on the links below.
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