Congratulations to the 115 artists selected for North Light Books’ fourth annual Best of Acrylic competition AcrylicWorks 4: Captivating Color! If you see your name below, please check your email accounts (and junk boxes) for instructions on next steps. You will receive an email from us with the subject line “AcrylicWorks 4 Winner Notification”...
Are cheap canvases worth the savings? Johannes Vloothuis addresses this and more as he compares linen and cotton canvases and how to prepare them for painting.
"My goal is to paint something convincing," says Randall Exon. "There's a certain type of authenticity that I think I can only reach through my own memory banks."
British artist Robin Warnes’ pastel art features abstracted images, but the work is anchored in reality. “I think you can represent the real world without being a slave to it,” he says. View a selection of his still lifes, figures and landscapes here.
In this guest blog post about art business, artist Nicole Alger shares her experience on how she became a professional artist.
Artist Lee Hammond discusses ways to create accurate drawings, including using the grid method, a plumb line, and the controversial projector.
Painting rocks, for me, is, in part, a matter of contrasts and harmonized similarities. Contrasts can consist of lights and darks; large and smaller areas; and sharp edges, lost edges and all edges in-between. Then there are the textural contrasts of the paint itself.
Lee Hammond answers an art business question on the value of oils, watercolors, pastels, and drawings.
Birgit O’Connor explains how to solve common watercolor problems that you may encounter when applying a wash.
Congratulations to our June 2016 Artist of the Month, Soon Warren! Warren was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! Her piece Hearts in Heart is seen below. Read more about the artist below and why she considers creating art more than just a job. Fort Worth, Texas ~ soonwarren.com I have loved to...
Sheldon Tapley tackles art business questions, such as the originality of art and the variety of art school options.