"John Salminen's paintings exhibit masterful skill in drawing and composition, and his technical virtuosity for accomplishing ambitious works of luminous washes, glazes and texturing has few equals." ~Mary Whyte
Esteemed watercolorist John Salminen shares the stories behind the paintings from a few of his most recent adventures.
How we remember a place vs. what we actually saw can be influenced by what was most important to us, whether it was a building, a bench, or a corner of a garden. Surely you’ve pictured a favorite place in your mind, only to arrive at the location in person and realize it’s not...
In the October 2016 issue of The Artist’s Magazine, we talk with Colleen Houston, the Vice President of Programs and Operations at ArtWorks in Cincinnati, Ohio. Best known for the more than 100 street art murals, the non-profit organization does much more than simply beautify the Queen City outwardly. Read what Houston has to say about ArtWorks...
Get inspired with artists who are known for painting cityscapes, and discover tried-and-true tips from John A. Parks!
In the spring 2016 issue of Drawing, we feature Ben Tolman as our New and Notable artist. Tolman’s ink drawings are painstakingly detailed, and they portray city life as both disorderly and structured. The interplay between reality and fantasy often makes its way into his pieces, which incorporate such elements as a crumbling complex full of zoo animals and an office...
It’s no surprise that a rainy downtown area begs to be painted. The contrast of headlights and streetlamps, the reflections of sky on pavement and the hurried pace of those trying to avoid getting soaked--Mike Barr’s "Late Rain" exemplifies this and more.
Can you add a little vodka to your paint so that it doesn’t freeze when you’re urban sketching and painting en plein air? Find out here.
To crop out the excess and narrow the visuals down to something that can be recreated in an acrylic painting is quite the feat, and Patti Mollica has accomplished it.
Watercolor artist Thomas Schaller, on his working method, greatest challenge and the most interesting thing about the way he works.
Thomas Schaller's watercolor paintings alone are enough to stir emotion in the viewer, but add to that his journey and you’ll have a new level of appreciation.