Painting

Colored Pencil Workshop with Sarah Becktel

Workshop 2, Colored Pencil with Mixed Media, starts May 7! Follow along to Sarah Becktel's FREE video lessons. 

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NEW Black Canvas Paper!

We are excited to introduce our NEW 300 Series Black Canvas paper! Creating art on a black surface is a fresh & inspiring way to make paintings that POP. 

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Sketchbook Fury - FREE Online Workshops!

Have you been following along to Graham Smith’s FREE Sketchbook Fury workshop?

Through online video lessons, Professional Artist & Illustrator Graham Smith is showing us how to develop a sketchbook strategy so you can customize your sketchbook, build your drawing skills, overcome your fear of the blank page, develop ideas, and execute finished art.

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2016 Workshop Videos on YouTube!

Our 2016 Online Workshop video lessons are now on our YouTube Channel! See the video lessons from our Sketchbook, Watercolor, and Marker workshops!

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Intro to Gouache - New Video Series

Together with artist Minnie Small we bring you an introductory video series on gouache. Learn gouache 101 & see tips, techniques, and tools to get you started. 

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Watercolor Ranunculus by Eleanor Mill

Watch Eleanor Mill's process of creating these beautiful Ranunculus flowers in watercolor. 

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Mixed Media vs. Watercolor Paper

Mixed Media and Watercolor papers have some similarities and some differences. Read to find out more and see which best suits your style and mediums. 

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NEW! Strathmore Watercolor Learning Series

We are excited to introduce our next round of Learning Series products! Learn to Paint Watercolor Basics & Watercolor Flowers with pro artist Kelly Eddington. 

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Finished Pass the Journal Book!

Book #8 of our Pass the Journal project is finished! It traveled through the US, England & Ireland, with each page filled by a different artist!

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Winter Artist Newsletter

The Winter Edition of the Artist Newsletter is here and features Christine Karron's 5 steps for creating stunning mixed media illustrations. Read it here. 

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Announcing our 2019 Online Workshops!

Our free Online Workshops will be starting again in March! We have inspiring new topics for our virtual classroom with 3 new talented instructors!

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Oil Painting Demo with Lena Danya

Artist Lena Danya demonstrates our new 400 Series Oil Painting paper with a beautiful portrait. 

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How to Flatten a Buckled Painting

If you've created a painting on a piece of paper and are experiencing buckling or waviness after it has dried, we've got two methods you can try to flatten it.

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Artist Interview - Teoh Yi Chie

Read our interview with Teoh Yi Chie; a talented artist, urban sketcher, and blogger in Singapore. See his amazing on-site watercolor sketches.

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2015 Online Workshop Video Lessons on YouTube

If you missed our 2015 Online Workshops or if you just can't get enough, we've got great news! Video lessons from all 3 Series are now available on YouTube!

 

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NEW! Designs for Watercoloring

We are excited to introduce our new line of Designs for Watercoloring pads which feature preprinted patterns to paint and color.

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Artist Interview - Joi Murugavell

Australian artist Joi Murugavell's style is fun, vibrant, and energetic. Read Joi's story in our newest Artist Interview and learn more about her art. 

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Announcing our 2017 Online Workshops!

Our free Online Workshops will be starting again in March! We have inspiring new topics for our virtual classroom with 3 new all-star artist-instructors!

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Color Psychology - Blue

Color psychology suggests our mood can be impacted by different colors. Read about the color blue and see a collection of blue-themed artwork. 

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Watercolor Sketching On Location with Marco Bucci

Artist Marco Bucci tried our new Travel Series watercolor papers and created two fantastic on-site watercolor sketches. See his process & review. 

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Acrylic Paint Storage Tip

Artist Patti Mollica has a convenient solution for storing her acrylic paints that saves time and allows her to get straight to work. 

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Why Art is so Important

Aside from the fact that art is just plain fun, there are many scientific reasons that show more art in our lives is beneficial. 

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Oil Painting Workshop with Robert Burridge

Follow along to Robert Burridge's FREE online oil painting workshop with 4 video lessons and downloadable instruction sheets. 

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Favorite Artwork Created in 2016

We asked artists to show us their favorite piece they created in 2016. Check out some of the amazing artwork that was sent in. 

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Varnish vs. Fixatives - Should I Use Them?

FAQ: Is there a difference between a varnish and a fixative? Should I be using them on my art? Read more to find out. 

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2017 Online Workshops

Did you see our FREE 2017 Online Workshops? We've got video lessons on 3 topics: Brush Lettering + Watercolor, Pastel, and Toned Mixed Media. 

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Strathmore Visual Journals

Our Visual Journals deliver high-performing papers and heavy-duty features engineered to meet the intense demands of your creative process.

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Erik Davis - Watercolor Postcards

Artist Erik Davis has been using our Watercolor Postcards to create beautiful, fun and vibrant pieces that anyone would be thrilled to receive in the mail!

He uses a permanent ink pen to create the drawing, then adds color over the top with watercolors.

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2017 Online Workshops Available on YouTube

If you missed our FREE 2017 Online Workshops, you can see all video lessons on YouTube. Topics include: Brush Lettering + Watercolor, Pastels, & Mixed Media. 

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Toned Mixed Media Workshop Starts Sept. 4!

Workshop 3 - Ethereal Art on Toned Mixed Media Paper - starts on Sept 4! Follow along to Georgina Kreutzer's video lessons. 

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Toned Blue Mixed Media Demo with Minnie Small

Artist Minnie Small demonstrated our new Toned Blue Mixed Media paper with this vibrant gouache and colored pencil fish. 

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Designs for Watercoloring with Joanne Fink

We worked with Joanne Fink to introduce a new line of Designs for Watercoloring pads which feature preprinted patterns to paint and color.

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Brush Lettering + Watercolor Workshop

Follow along for FREE to our full Brush Lettering + Watercolor workshop with instructor Jess Park! See the full-length video lessons and downloadable instruction sheets. 

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7 Tips to Help You Start a Plein Air Painting Practice

Summer is the perfect time to get outside for some Plein Air painting. This pastime is a wonderful way to improve your studio skills while enjoying the great outdoors. Here’s a few tips to get you started in your own Plein Air practice.

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Holiday Watercolor Card Idea

Our Watercolor Cards are perfect for creating handmade, personalized greetings! Check out our quick demo video of a holiday card idea that you can follow along to and create your own!

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Acrylic Paint Storage Tip

If you paint frequently with acrylics, you probably know what a hassle it can be just to set up & get ready. Artist Patti Mollica has a great, time-saving tip for you. 

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Strathmore Holiday Giveaway!

To celebrate the holidays we're giving away a giant assortment of art materials that make fantastic gifts or stocking stuffers! Enter for a chance to win our papers and more!

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The 365 Project - Angela Staehling

written by Artist Angela Staehling:

I am thrilled to be creating this new line of imagery with the Strathmore 500 Series Mixed Media Art Journals. This collection of journal entries captures a different painting every day. As part of a larger 365 Project, I decided to categorize each month to reflect a different theme based on nature.

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4 Holiday Card Ideas

Create your own handmade greetings this holiday season and give these 4 card-making ideas a try!

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NEW Toned Mixed Media Paper!

We are excited to introduce our NEW 400 Series Toned Mixed Media paper! The perfect hybrid. 

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Slap-Dash Noodle Doodle

What is the slap-dash noodle doodle method? Aside from being something fun to say, it's also a fun card-making technique courtesy of artist James Teaford. 

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NEW! Oil Painting Paper

Introducing Strathmore 400 Series Oil Painting pads! No gesso required. Grab your paint, brushes, a pad of Oil Painting paper and get started!

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Realistic Watercolor for Beginners - Free Online Workshop!

Have you been following along to Kelly Eddington's FREE watercolor workshop? Watch her four video lessons today. 

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Janice Sung Reviews Strathmore Watercolor Paper

The talented Janice Sung reviewed our 500 Series Ready Cut Watercolor paper while creating beautiful gouache illustrations. Read her review. 

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Canvas Paper in Black and White

Our 300 Series Canvas Paper comes in black & white, letting you pick between two beautiful backgrounds for your acrylic painting. 

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3 DIY Holiday Cards by Jess Park

Give a handmade greeting this holiday season! Follow along to Jess Park's 3 DIY card tutorials. 

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Preparing for a Watercolor Painting

The prep-work it takes to get ready for a watercolor painting can be time consuming and easy to overlook. However, taking the proper measures prior to starting a watercolor painting (and in this case, a watercolor landscape) can help bring you success in your painting and make the execution more free flowing.  

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Spring Newsletter Featuring Artist Jordan Rhodes

Artist Jordan Rhodes reveals how he rediscovered his love for art after taking a break since childhood. Not only finding inspiration, but maintaining a routine is key to making art. 

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