Want to make beautiful abstract art? Debora Stewart offers advice on (and inspiration for) making abstract flowers.
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.
When a landscape painting has a specific mood, it's likely to be more successful. View a wide range of landscape art by Johannes Vloothuis here.
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...
You can wish and hope and wish some more, but there’s only one way to achieve a level of greatness in painting art: to practice and study those who’ve paved the way before you.
The idea of painting can be overwhelming for beginners, especially those who are new to drawing. But don’t let that hold you back. There are ways to learn how to paint with watercolor so that you can convey a message, evoke a certain feeling or simply paint a subject expressively and loosely, without feeling...
Graphite drawing tips: Lee Hammond explains how to draw skies, clouds, and sunsets with graphite.
When it comes to figure drawing, understanding the elements of lighting is key to successfully rendering the volume of the human figure.
An inspirational blog post about how even simply reading about abstract art can inspire new ideas, no matter what you normally paint or draw.
Renown artist James Gurney shares his path to being a professional artist, as well as his BLAST rule for painting.
For those of you who know me, I have been struggling over the last few years, trying to decide if I'll move permanently away from Kansas City. I’ve worked diligently for many years to create the wonderful studio and student base that I have there. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed being the forensic artist on call...