Avoiding fake, tacky colors in your fall pastel paintings is a must. Autumn is a gorgeous time for color but you have to know how to rein it in.
Hearing Your Inner Voice: Words in Art Sometimes, all it takes is a single word, like “determination,” to spark our creative fire. Other times, motivational quotes, such as the one above, seem to ignite an unceasing flame in us to achieve our goals. We all have them: words, phrases and sayings...
To celebrate National Coloring Book Day, here are five tips from Kassel to enhance your coloring book pages with some simple yet brilliant effects.
Try out this step-by-step menu to add a creative touch to your summer gatherings with family and friends.
Music Time! Name the Tune That Puts You in the Creative Mood One of the questions I love to ask artists is what type of music puts them in the creative mood, or if they have a particular song that is their art anthem. From there the conversation usually diverts to talking...
Oil painter Gregg Kreutz has more than a few tricks up his sleeve when it comes to boosting his creative process.
Contemporary acrylic paintings often showcase a wide variety of special effects. Many of those effects can be achieved by pouring acrylic paint. Pouring is a great way to smooth out unwanted texture, get marbleized effects, rich colored glazes, and add some fun to your painting process. Although pouring is a relatively...
Making a few wise pigment choices can lead to an expansive color collection.
If you're an outdoor artist, we're calling on you to share your fails when working outdoors! Do you have a particularly funny story? Go on, we're listening!
Author and artist Dean Nimmer answers the question, "What is abstract art?" Hint: It gives you boundless territory to create.
Enjoy a free download of coloring pages from the Peace, Love and Understanding Coloring Book and get in touch with your inner artist over the weekend.