Top Art Blogs

Stay-up-to-date with the latest news & trends in your favorite medium with our series of art blogs. Covering pastel with “Pastel Pointers from Richard McKinley”, the Watercolor Artist blog, acrylic & art news and more from The Artist’s Magazine blog. Each top art blog shares tips & features fellow artists who dive deeper into process and inspiration, sharing their top art tips and tricks with you.

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Pastel Pick of the Week | The Landscape Paintings of Richard McKinley

In his 40-plus years of experience painting the landscape, Richard McKinley has hauled his painting gear uphill, downhill, through woods, over fences, along roadsides and everywhere in between to capture the essence of a scene en plein air in pastel or oil. He has been to locations far and wide to conduct this artistic...

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Glazed and Confused? Not For Long!

In the newest issue of Acrylic Artist, Darlene Olivia and Sandra Duran Wilson explain more: “Glazing is an additive process that adds depth and interest to your acrylic surface, and is especially effective when applied over textures and mixed-media materials.

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Draw a Horse’s Face in 3 Steps

If you’re chomping at the bit (yes, I said it) to draw a realistic horse, it takes practice, as well as an understanding of the bone and muscle structure that lies beneath its coarse hair. With that in mind, here’s a mini-demo on how to draw a horse’s head.

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Figure Drawing: A Beautiful Mystery

To me, figure drawings are beautiful because they're timeless. It could be a person from any century, any country in the world, and yet I can relate to his or her humanity. "Anyone can become an expert at figure drawing after one year of study and practice, if s/he just follows a specific sequence...

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Pastel 100 | Competition News

At the same time that we are celebrating the results of the 16th Annual Pastel 100 Competition in the special "showcase" edition of Pastel Journal (April 2015), we are also pleased to announce the details and Call for Entries for the next 17th Annual Pastel 100 Competition. We are so thrilled to present such...