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 Painting Transportation, Part 2 | Protective Sheets, Tape & More

In last week’s blog post, I started a discussion about the transport of unframed pastel paintings, starting with information about the importance of the painting surface support. As I mentioned there, Gatorfoam board has become a very popular product for this purpose. Here, I'll continue the conversation with a discussion of protective sheets, tape...

The Martyrdom of Saint Lucy; etching and engraving; Patrons Art Fund in honor of Linda Batis.

Small Prints, Big Impact: Carnegie Museum Pays Tribute to Printmaking

An exhibition in Pittsburgh is celebrating artists that revolutionized printmaking. Small Prints, Big Artists: Masterpieces From the Renaissance to Baroque at the Carnegie Museum of Art chronicles the development of printmaking as a legitimate art form. In its earliest forms, printmaking was used for religious purposes, with sheets often given to pilgrims at monasteries...

Mosaic art created with eggshells

Beautiful and Diverse Ways to Use Mosaic Art

Mosaic art is fascinating to me. Mosaics are like handmade jigsaw puzzles, much like the ones my father and I loved to do together when I was a kid. It can become a relaxing task of placing small pieces together into a beautiful design.

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Pastel Painting Transportation, Part 1 — Pastel Supports

As marvelous as the medium of pastel is for painting on location, there's one issue that has to be addressed to make sure our efforts survive: Transportation. Small travel-sized pastel palettes have made our lives vastly easier, as has the introduction by most major pastel manufacturers of half-stick assortments of their most popular colors....