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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Online Gallery: Graphite Drawings by Mike Lee

In the winter 2016 issue of Drawing magazine, we feature Mike Lee as our New and Notable artist. Lee’s graphite drawings contemplate the duality between artificiality and realism by taking everyday normalcies (figures, objects and settings) and working them into their most simplistic forms. Small subjects surrounded by vast white spaces, Lee’s drawings represent fleeting moments in a...

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Painting Tips: The Value of Hard and Soft Edges

Editor’s Note: Johannes Vloothuis is back with more expert advice that will help you better understand how to paint. Scroll down to learn how to handle edges within your paintings in a variety of mediums, and then see Johannes in action when you preview any (or all!) of his landscape essentials workshops at ArtistsNetworkTV....

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Exhibition of the Month: Drawing Motion in North Carolina

Drawing motion and contributing a sense of live movement to a picture is one of the hardest challenges artists face. “In Motion,” an exhibition at the Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), explores this subject from both artistic and scientific angles, making it Drawing magazine’s exhibition of the month...

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Life Goes On . . .

When faced with heartbreak and personal tragedy, it’s hard to feel as if you’ll ever be happy again. Time seems to stop, and the pain of loss can be overwhelming and debilitating. Sadness casts a cloud over everything meaningful to you. As you many of you know, I recently lost my mom. She was...