Artist Chris Cozen is back with an insightful explanation of how she uses acrylic glazes to transform abstract shapes into serene compositions.
Let’s face it. Bodypainting is fun. It’s fun to be the one holding the brush as well as to be the "canvas." I know. I’ve done both.
I receive many emails from fellow frustrated artists. “What do I do, Lee? I’ve hit the artistic wall!” If you’ve sent me an email like this, you’re not alone!
With 40 years of painting and teaching under his belt, Dean Nimmer has recently come out with a book that speaks to those of us who look at things a little more deeply than some. Creating Abstract Art: Ideas and Inspirations for Passionate Art-Making, includes exercises on abstract art for beginners (and those with...
I've been called “the briefcase-toting artist” by some who are implying that I'm both "right-brained" and "left-brained" at the same time. This theory, whose validity is challenged by some professional analysis, is clearly a stereotype that prevails.
It surprises me, sometimes, to hear about the questions that people ask professional artists. Urban sketches and plein air painters alike have experienced odd questions and comments from passersby, but they're not alone.
When Chris Cozen realized that she had fallen into a predictable rhythm with her acrylic art, she decided to "pull a 180” and start painting with fresh eyes again. In today’s newsletter, she shares her advice with you so that you can break the habit of repetition.
Jane Chapin has accomplished a goal that is highly admirable, in my humble opinion. She bravely traveled across America, painted a heartfelt landscape in every state, paid tribute to a military veteran from each state, and published a book about her experience.
I took art in high school and did very well. After school I dismissed art for 12 years. Art wasn’t encouraged as a career option, so I shifted away from it. I moved to LA in August of 1993 where I sold eyeglasses. On January 17, at 4:30 in the morning the Northridge Earthquake...
If you’re like me, and you haven’t reached that “wow” moment yet, then I encourage you to keep working hard until you do. Once you reach it, the feeling you experience will be one of the most joyous of your life. I know. I’ve experienced that feeling, that strong sense of achievement, with my...
Do you ever have one of those moments when you ask yourself, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Artist David Beynon Pena has a great idea, and although he didn’t invent the concept, he’s doing very well with it.