Painting subjects with buildings is one the most popular themes for artists. Humans readily identify themselves with man-made structures because it is part of their environment, like a nest to birds. Some artists make a living painting scenes solely with buildings. For me, they have always been the best-selling paintings.
Vanessa Turner’s art is included in Art Journey Portraits and Figures, edited by Rachel Rubin Wolf. In it, Wolf interviews dozens of portrait artists who share their processes. Here’s what Turner had to say.
Capturing the light falling on a subject is a challenge that artists have sought out for centuries. In order to convey the mood and atmosphere of light in the medium of pastel,we must learn how color communicates light’s temperature, and select our pigments accordingly.
Start the new year with the resolution to do a drawing a day!
Impressionist artist George Gallo wants you to learn not how to paint like him, but how to “paint like you.” Because Gallo has so much painting advice to offer, I’ve invited him to share his thoughts on Impressionist painting and art in general.
Read my exclusive interview with colored pencil artist Kristy Ann Kutch, who has taught more than 200 workshops, is a published author and has 3 new DVDs.
How do you go from being a student to becoming a working artist? Here are three steps you can take to help you achieve your art goals.
George Gallo gives oil painting instructions in his new book, of which he says, “The point isn’t for you to learn to paint like me, but for you to learn to paint like you.”
Practice the art of handwritten notes. Learn to create handwritten notes to express your art and impress the recipients.
Including the step of having your art critiqued before you consider it finished is an easy drawing practice you can implement. It's not always easy to your ego, but I can promise that you'll learn at least a little by getting advice from your peers. You might be so close to your work that...
In this free Zentangle download, you will get free starter and practice zentangle tiles, instruction on a snazzy zentangle pattern, and how to find zentangle patterns in our surroundings.