Impressionist artist George Gallo wants you to learn not how to paint like him, but how to “paint like you.” Because Gallo has so much painting advice to offer, I’ve invited him to share his thoughts on Impressionist painting and art in general.
Sandra Angelo explains how to draw flowers and choose the best photo reference so you can have a strong start on your own flower drawing.
Experimenting and practicing are elements that can’t be ignored. Lucky for us, though, Chris Saper shares her results and methods in Classic Portrait Painting in Oils: Keys to Mastering Diverse Skin Tones. Here's a peek at what she has to say.
Brad Lethaby, a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine’s Annual Art Competition, gives us the story behind his oil painting, Bentley, Profile of a Pig.
Read my exclusive interview with colored pencil artist Kristy Ann Kutch, who has taught more than 200 workshops, is a published author and has 3 new DVDs.
George Gallo gives oil painting instructions in his new book, of which he says, “The point isn’t for you to learn to paint like me, but for you to learn to paint like you.”
Judith Fairly takes you into the abstract paintings of Katherine Chang Liu, who strives for--and achieves--balance in her art, in this excerpt from Acrylic Artist magazine.
"There is a spontaneity that happens when I work with a live model as opposed to working from a still photo." Read more from portrait artist Brian Smith.
Including the step of having your art critiqued before you consider it finished is an easy drawing practice you can implement. It's not always easy to your ego, but I can promise that you'll learn at least a little by getting advice from your peers. You might be so close to your work that...
"We see birds all the time," says Kevin Sloan, "and we feel we understand what they look like and how they move, but birds take on all sorts of quirky poses and gestures, and to depict them requires real looking."
We know that drawing is as much a part of our nature as our desire for warmth and water. We can go to a museum and see works that were painted hundreds of years ago and be moved to tears with their beauty and the connection we feel with the artists who painted them.