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.


In The Studio With Jerry Weiss

Jerry Weiss shows us how we works in the studio in our November 2016 issue for a session on figure painting, and how the creative mind is constantly in flux. Late this spring I returned to paint in my studio after an absence of some months. My subject was a talented student artist who agreed...

Desmond O'Hagan

Artist Spotlight | Desmond O’Hagan, How to Paint with Confidence

Looking for someone who could teach artists how to paint with confidence, editor-in-chief of the Pastel Journal, Anne Hevener, introduced me to Desmond O’Hagan. Known for his loose painting style, and bold, confident stroke work—and for instilling that skill and spirit in his students—Desmond visited the ArtistsNetwork studios to show us his pastel and...

Presidential election: Where Trump and Hillary Stand on the Arts

Where Hillary and Trump Stand on the Arts

Here you will find a rundown of where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stand on the fine arts, from their official stances on national endowments, what their own art collections are made of, comments they’ve made about the arts, and other notable points of interest that you might want to know about before you...


Pastel Pick of the Week | PSA 44th Annual Exhibition

“The Pastel Society of America’s (PSA) 44th Annual Exhibition: Enduring Brilliance!, with paintings on display from 34 U.S. states, as well as from Canada, Egypt, Hong Kong, Israel and Malaysia, is one of the most diverse and colorful exhibitions in the history of the society,” says Jimmy Wright, PSA president and exhibition chair. Held...

Karen Yee, Acrylic Artist

Evidence of the Healing Power of Art: Karen Yee

Karen Yee passed away over the weekend after a 13-year battle with an aggressive form of cancer. Her husband, Richard, said it best on the announcement he posted on Karen’s FB page: “She fought a brave, fierce and remarkable battle for over 13 years with one of the most aggressive and rare forms of...