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My featured articles provide deep dives into certain art topics. You can expect a new article every fortnight. Subscribe to my newsletter to be notified. You can also find a convenient list of everything I have published on this page. If you ever want to learn more, you might be interested in my Painting Academy.

Dan Scott, Morning Lookout, October 2020, 700W
How to Paint Color Gradations
By Dan Scott | November 20, 2020 | 88 Comments
Marie Bashkirtseff, At a Book, 1882, 700W
Marie Bashkirtseff – Stunning Realism, Muted Colors, and Wise Words
By Dan Scott | November 9, 2020 | 152 Comments
Vincent van Gogh, Irises, 1889
A Closer Look at Vincent van Gogh’s Irises
By Dan Scott | October 9, 2020 | 64 Comments
Chaos and Harmony Feature Image
Chaos and Harmony in Art
By Dan Scott | October 4, 2020 | 26 Comments
Painting Critique - New Zealand 5
How to Critique Your Own Art
By Dan Scott | September 26, 2020 | 45 Comments
Claude Monet, Waterloo Bridge, 1899, Drawing
A Closer Look at Claude Monet’s Waterloo Bridge Series
By Dan Scott | September 23, 2020 | 48 Comments
Dan Scott, Maleny, 2020 (Clouds)
Unusual Yet Effective Painting Techniques
By Dan Scott | September 15, 2020 | 89 Comments
Anders Zorn, Jugend, 1908
How to Paint Highlights
By Dan Scott | August 27, 2020 | 106 Comments
Caravaggio,-Basket-of-Fruit,-Feature-Image
A Closer Look at Basket of Fruit by Michelangelo Caravaggio
By Dan Scott | August 4, 2020 | 79 Comments
Ivan Aivazovsky, Clouds over the Sea. Calm, 1889 (Structure)
How to Paint Clouds
By Dan Scott | July 2, 2020 | 109 Comments
Marie Bashkirtseff, The Umbrella, 1883
A Closer Look at The Umbrella by Marie Bashkirtseff
By Dan Scott | June 19, 2020 | 104 Comments
Dan Scott, Tree in Perspective, 2020
How to Paint Trees (Detailed Guide)
By Dan Scott | June 3, 2020 | 91 Comments
Edward Theodore Compton, Tauernmoos, 1914
Edward Theodore Compton: Landscape Painter, Teacher, and Mountaineer
By Dan Scott | May 11, 2020 | 54 Comments
Ivan Shishkin, Mast-Tree Grove, 1898
Ivan Shishkin – “Czar of the Forest”
By Dan Scott | April 27, 2020 | 105 Comments
Andrea Mantegna, The Lamentation over the Dead Christ, c.1480 (Foreshortening)
Foreshortening – What It Means and How to Paint It
By Dan Scott | April 10, 2020 | 67 Comments
Joaquín Sorolla, A Pink Bathrobe, 1916
Joaquín Sorolla – Luscious Brushwork and Seductive Color
By Dan Scott | March 27, 2020 | 79 Comments
Color Charts (4)
Creating the Richard Schmid Color Charts
By Dan Scott | March 9, 2020 | 91 Comments
Berthe Morisot, Lady at her Toilette, 1875
Berthe Morisot – Key Facts, Fleeting Brushwork, and Strong Fundamentals
By Dan Scott | February 29, 2020 | 40 Comments
Caspar David Friedrich, Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog, 1818
A Closer Look at Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog by Caspar David Friedrich
By Dan Scott | February 10, 2020 | 34 Comments
Gustave Caillebotte, The Parquet Planers, 1876 (Form)
Form in Art – How to Use It Effectively (And Avoid “Flat” Artworks)
By Dan Scott | January 27, 2020 | 63 Comments
Diego Velázquez, Las Meninas, 1656
A Closer Look at Las Meninas by Diego Velázquez
By Dan Scott | January 15, 2020 | 39 Comments
Henri Matisse, Woman with a Hat, 1905
Hue – The Ultimate Guide for Artists
By Dan Scott | December 22, 2019 | 47 Comments
John Constable, The Hay Wain, 1821
A Closer Look At The Hay Wain by John Constable
By Dan Scott | December 7, 2019 | 42 Comments
Camille Pissarro, Road, 1864
Camille Pissarro – A Closer Look at His Life and Art
By Dan Scott | November 30, 2019 | 54 Comments
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