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My latest articles on painting for

My latest articles on painting for Sargent's Madame X, History of watercolor painting, American Impressionists

I’m continuing to write articles on painting for, some on materials and techniques, some on painters and paintings from history.

Here are my most recent articles, the first three of which use a new slideshow format.

John Singer Sargent’s “Portrait of Madame X”: Masterpiece and Scandal

Beautiful Highlights from the History of Watercolor Painting

Notable American Impressionist Painters

The Different Kinds of Oil Used in Oil Painting

Mary Cassatt: Impressionist Painter of Family Life

An Introduction to Gouache: The surprising Versatility of Opaque Watercolor

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As always, I try to maintain an updated list of my articles on painting for here on Lines and Colors at


4 responses to “My latest articles on painting for”

  1. Amazing painting. Really liked it.

  2. The article above itself is a real eye-opener. Thanks.

  3. Truly enjoyed the Sargent article, Charley – moving on to the others now. Great work, congratulations on this!

  4. BTW, I have had a chance to read some of your articles over there Charley and like what you are doing.
    Sometimes while researching technical aspects of painting for instance we want the bottom line, hence a shorter article, and these are a new go-to source.
    I appreciated the one on “The Different Kinds of Oil Used in Oil Painting”