Mary Whyte's watercolors tell stories of Americans whose work and traditions are fading into the past, but not before she documents their existence in artworks that could strongly stand on their own even without the meanings behind them.
The cardinal rule of color mixing in painting and drawing media is, “Don’t mix too much.”
Hank Washington’s paintings vibrate with color. In the summer 2016 issue of Acrylic Artist we shared an in-depth story about how this lifelong teacher has impacted his students’ creative lives while also refining his own painting techniques. Here’s another work by Washington not shown in the article, and a bit of our conversation with...
Congratulations to our July 2016 Artist of the Month, Tong Luo! Luo was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! His piece Lonely Girl can be seen below. Read more about Luo, his art education, what he tries to accomplish with his vision, and who has been a constant source of inspiration throughout his life. Guangzhou,...
Artist Lee Hammond discusses ways to create accurate drawings, including using the grid method, a plumb line, and the controversial projector.
When you have an idea for a new work of art, it can be tempting to want to let every aspect of it shine forth, providing a buffet of textures for the eyes to behold. But sometimes it’s best to choose a smaller set of details for the limelight.
Images are the native language of the imagination. This is why most people don’t dream in text. Making images is not only an art, but a visual form of communication that is as rich and as complex as written language.
Making a good painting is hard work, and requires a lot of energy. Managing your energy is important because the more you have, the better the work will be.
Helen Birch, author of Just Add Watercolor: Inspiration & Painting Techniques from Contemporary Artists, addresses how to get away with using watercolor on canvas in this exclusive excerpt.
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...
Color is the key element for creating harmony, mood and expression in a painting. Learn how to avoid having disconnected colors in this article by Stephen Quiller.