What do you think of when you hear the words “urban sketching?” You probably envision artists studying and drawing the shapes and colors of office buildings, busy streets and perhaps oblivious passersby on their way to important, countless appointments. What’s interesting to me is comparing the similarities and differences among urban sketches across this...
Gregory Halili paints watercolor cityscapes, portraits and butterflies with plenty of detail, but on a miniature scale—sometimes as tiny as 1-1/2x2 inches.
Oil, acrylic, and charcoal are just three media included in the beautiful pages of The Artist's Magazine's June issue. See some of the art in this video preview to get you inspired for your next project!
Once you’ve had a chance to take in Stewart’s watercolor painting, be swept to Istanbul, as he describes what it’s like to be sketching abroad in what I, at least, consider to be ideal circumstances: with nothing but time and a patient traveling partner.
View the various stages of Nancie King Mertz’s scene of the Chicago River in her painting, Under Angle, in this step-by-step demo.
Yael Maimon is The Artist's Magazine's October artist of the month. She was a finalist in our annual competition last year with her pastel drawing.
London, with its familiar sights and quiet residential streets, has served as Charlotte Halliday’s faithful muse for more than 50 years. The artist enjoys depicting its architecture from both the celebrated sites and quiet side streets in her watercolor painting. View some of these watercolor landscape scenes here.
Using luminescent acrylic paints, Tom Bacher paints landscapes and portraits with spectacular lighting effects. He combines different brands of fluorescent and phosphorescent paints to achieve the look he wants for various elements in paintings that change in color and composition over time.
In the June 2013 issue of Watercolor Artist, seven watercolor artists, members of the international organization Urban Sketchers, share their on-site watercolor cityscapes created all around the world. Their globe-trotting art includes city scenes from locales such as New York, Paris, Santo Domingo and Singapore. PLUS: The artists share their tried-and-true tips for creating...
Interiors empty of people are Matt Condron's evocative subject matter for his oil paintings. Don't miss this free, five-step oil painting demo by Condron.
Sheldon Tapley paints from natural light in his studio in the downtown area of Danville, Kentucky. Learn how he manages to control the light and adapt to an urban space.