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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Master the Basics with a Color Mixing Lesson from Mark Menendez

Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been painting for years, the ability to work confidently with color is one of the most essential skills an artist can possess. This color mixing lesson from Mark Menendez is a perfect introduction for beginners and a great review for more advanced painters! Remember when you first...

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Quick Draw | Q&A with Sean Caulfield

Printmaker, draftsman, and mixed media artist Sean Caulfield is our New and Notable artist for the winter 2017 issue of Drawing. Caulfield’s work cannot be confined to one category, as he combines traditional drawing and printmaking practices with elements of sculpture, installation and digital art. Caulfield incorporates natural and anatomical forms in compositions that are intriguing, ambiguous and sometimes unsettling, and...

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Watercolor Wonder: White Stitched Circles

A Guest Post by Cassia Cogger Deep dives into mixed media give an artist freedom to experiment with materials; to combine mediums one might not automatically consider related; to wonder what would happen if . . . ? Embroidery thread stitched over paper or canvas excites many, seems to be a growing trend in...

Technique Tuesdays: Acrylic Mediums

Acrylic medium techniques are indispensible tools for mixed media, but let’s face it—these materials are not the most glamorous. But don’t count them out—gesso, gel medium, crackle paste, interference medium, and others can take artwork to new heights, adding depth, texture, shimmer, and eye-catching layers. Leave it to our artists to come up with techniques...

Studio Saturdays: Vintage Art Materials

I’ve never met an antique mall I didn’t like. No matter how dusty and musty it may be, I’ll happily paw through piles of old linens, boxes of buttons, and stacks of books to find vintage art materials. These treasures invariably wind up in my art journal pages, handmade books, cards, tags, collages, assemblages,...

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Exhibition of the Month: John Steuart Curry’s Early Years

John Steuart Curry (1897–1946) became widely recognized in the 1920s and 1930s for his intimate understanding and representation of the people and landscapes of his home state of Kansas. Artwork from the artist’s formative years is on view in “John Steuart Curry: Mapping the Early Career,” an exhibition on display through May 13 at...