Creative Art Ideas Inspiration Tips & More

Don’t let a creative dry spell stop you from painting or drawing! With our articles & interviews focused on artistic
inspiration you’ll discover how fellow artists overcome blocks as well as new sources for your own art inspiration ideas. Get great art inspiration every week and dive into our top creative books titles. Creative art ideas can be found almost anywhere so start painting and drawing and let your imagination free!

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The Art of Food: Good Enough to Eat!

Everyone loves food, right? The smell, the taste, the look of your favorite food is just irresistible. Who can stop themselves from enjoying a tart and juicy apple, the smell of freshly baked bread, sweet and crunchy candy or a refreshing salad? I can’t! We get to see amazing art with our competition books and sometimes...

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Amp Up Your Pastels | Pastel Journal December 2016 Preview

Make your creative mark this winter! The December 2016 issue of PASTEL JOURNAL shares techniques for amping up the power of pastel, 12 rules for building strong relationships in the art world, how to use printmaking to jumpstart your next pastel and more. Featured artists include cover artist Maria Marino, as well as Darron...

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Pouring Acrylic Paint, Tips and Tricks with Nancy Reyner

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 simple technique, it...

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In The Studio With Jerry Weiss

Jerry Weiss shows us how we works in the studio in our November 2016 issue for a session on figure painting, and how the creative mind is constantly in flux. Late this spring I returned to paint in my studio after an absence of some months. My subject was a talented student artist who agreed...

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Feeling Fall: 19 Paintings Celebrating the Season

Fall is such a glorious time of year, isn’t it? It’s not that I don’t like the other seasons — I have a soft spot for both spring and summer. (You can keep winter; really, it’s all yours.) But fall is my favorite — for reasons like these: * the way the fall sun...

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A Year of Pastel at Your Fingertips | Pastel Journal 2016 Article Index

Use our year-at-a-glance article index to easily locate all of your favorite pastel artists and articles that appeared in the 2016 issues of Pastel Journal. Click here for your FREE downloadable index: pastel-index-2016. Store this index on your desktop for easy access. It’s the perfect companion for your collection of 2016 Pastel Journal issues.        ...