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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Free Download | Stunning Still Life Art

This free download, from Artist’s Network, features stunning still life fine art and the artists’ stories behind the creation of each the featured still lifes. Best Still Life Painting Techniques and Stories that Inspire, tells the stories of award-winning still life oil, still life watercolor, and other still life fine art from The Artist’s Magazine’s Annual...

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The Importance of Art Critiques | 4 Tips for Receiving Feedback

While a passion to communicate visually lies at the core of the desire to paint, and the diversity of individual vision ultimately leads to great artistic expression, artwork cannot be created in a vacuum. The feedback, both positive and negative, garnered from others plays its part in our creative development. Having perspective on what...

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The Power of Suggestion

The power of suggestion is a strong tool in the hands of an artist. When a painting is viewed, visual bits and pieces are processed and assembled into a recognizable image by the viewer. Often with only an indication, a viewer will be able to finish what the artist suggested and ultimately believe that...

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How Does an Artist Spend $5,000?

If you received a check for $5,000 in the mail today, how would you spend it? Would you pack up your travel box of pastels and climb aboard the next plane to Paris? Venice? Vienna? Reykjavík? Mumbai? Would you head straight away to your favorite art supply retailer or pastel manufacturer and stock up?...

Drawing, Summer 2014 Preview Video

The summer 2014 issue of Drawing focuses on the genre of still life, with articles on how beginner artists can practice drawing objects and how advanced artists can further hone their craft by depicting intricate still life setups. Other topics include drawing in pastel, using perspective, drawing facial features, and a retrospective of the charcoal drawings...

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Drawing: Summer 2014 Table of Contents

The summer 2014 issue of Drawing is out now, and it’s full of articles about still life, pastel, and other drawing topics. Click here to get your copy. In this issue you’ll find: Visions of Sunflowers Questions and answers with Jimmy Wright, one of America’s leading pastelists. Interview by Austin R. Williams Click here...