Celebrate National Craft Month by participating in the Art Abandonment movement, where artists leave random works of art in public spaces to inspire and delight others.
We never really know what our paths are going to look like over the long haul, and the watercolor paintings of Ron Thurston, featured in Watercolor Artist (April 2014), are perfect examples.
“In many of my water paintings," says Charlene Gerrish, “I focus almost solely on the reflections, because that’s where the strongest graphic possibilities lie. I love when a painting looks like an abstract design up close, but reveals its true subject at a distance." Read more here!
It stands to reason that the more you do something, the better you’ll get. Writing stories, playing music, and drawing/painting are the first three examples that come to my mind. For today’s newsletter, I’ve invited Patti Mollica, a workshop teacher for GOLDEN Artist Colors, to share the reasons that she paints daily so that...
“There are three things that are important: feeling, imagination, and the means to communicate.” Everett Raymond Kinstler, one of America’s leading portraitists, shared this insight in the newest issue of Drawing (Winter 2014). His feature article focuses on the importance of the sketches of his models and subjects, and how he’s able to convey...
Jason Rowles's work is featured in Watercolor Artist, where you can learn more about how his "meticulous and sensitive rendering elicits poetry from deserted industrial buildings and graffiti-covered walls." In this "Burning Questions" exclusive, the artist takes us further behind-the-scenes.
There’s something satisfying about making a mark, and when you learn how to use your tools of the trade, your world opens up to new possibilities.
“The subject of Ray is my brother,” says Debra Carr. “At the time, he was living with me as he convalesced from serious back surgery. I had painted members of my family in the past, but painting Raymond turned out to be different, somehow more intense and intimate."
Rex and Susan Beanland are retired teachers whose paths of sharing knowledge didn’t end, but rather began anew once they left the classrooms. For that’s when they took their combined love of art and desire to teach to start producing videos by artists, for artists, on how to paint. Read about their vision for...
“Whether I’m painting an abstract or realistic landscape, my goal is to convey the same sense of wonder and beauty that I experienced while on location,” says Karlyn Holman in Watercolor Artist (February).