Portraits of Holocaust survivors might well be considered the work of decades because truly surviving such a traumatic upheaval goes far beyond living through the experience. Surviving, in its fullest sense, entails thriving—going on to rebuild a life and, eventually, look back upon the days before, during and after the Holocaust to see the complex...
See a painting demo by mixed-media artist Sandrine Pelissier, showing how she created her newspaper collage, acrylic & ink piece, Recycling Life.
Do oil paints pose health hazards for artists? What about solvents? Follow a few simple safe-practices and you'll be fine.
Richard Whitten may spend years developing the concept and composition of his trompe l'oeil paintings. See the creative stages behind "Thaumatrope."
To make a collage that will last for years, you need to use a glue that's up to the job. Collage artist Jonathan Talbot gives his recommendations and tips.
Still life artist Harriet Shorr arranged her setups with strange and disparate objects. With from-the-gut planning, she let the meaning fall where it might.
Painting rocks, for me, is, in part, a matter of contrasts and harmonized similarities. Contrasts can consist of lights and darks; large and smaller areas; and sharp edges, lost edges and all edges in-between. Then there are the textural contrasts of the paint itself.
Jaye Schlesinger paints still lifes in oil that feature the modern-day symbols of brand names, logos and consumer products so we can see them with new eyes and gain a better understanding of ourselves.
With a scientist's precision, John Agnew captures the textures of "lesser-loved" species and their habitats on scratchboard.
To a large extent, the success of the presentation of your paintings and drawings literally hangs on the hardware you choose. A little knowledge could save your art!
Understanding the play of warm and cool color variations is key to depicting lifelike fleshtones.