Joseph Raffael's huge, vibrant watercolor flowers exhibit a master's command of color and composition. See some of his amazing work as you read his views on life and art, taken from a series of conversations with Betsy Dillard Stroud for The Artist's Magazine.
I just concluded a five day workshop on portrait drawing. This is a special week, for people come from all over the country (sometimes from all over the world!), just to learn my techniques for drawing realistic portraits.
My paintings are a combination of realism, pattern, trompe l’oeil, and whimsy. I am strongly influenced by portraits and costumes from the past. I enjoy painting female figures, at times mysterious, humorous, or serene, using intense or subtle colors, textures and gold-leaf patterns in the costumes. There is an iconic aspect to some...
Learn to create a watercolor painting using this three-step pouring technique and four watercolor paint colors. You'll create luminous darks, strong contrasts between light and shadow, and seamless color transitions.
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.
When times are troubling, I operate by diving head first into my art, and only surface long enough to eat, sleep, and care for others. I develop complete tunnel vision and devote all of my time to art and writing. I then, in a world that seems as if it has gone crazy, have...
As a resident of the Sonoran Desert, I find the flora and fauna of the desert an endless source of subject matter. Lately I’ve been focusing on desert birds, especially the birds of prey. There’s something regal about them.
Wolf Kahn's paintings are part chaos and part control, but completely of the moment.
Artist and author Joyce Hicks speaks to the most common mistake that beginning artists make in the introduction to her new book, Beautiful Watercolor Landscapes. Her love of painting is infectious, as you’ll see. I have to tell you, it was hard to decide exactly what to feature here, as her writing is as...
Jimmy Wright's sunflower paintings can be found in an number of notable collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. In this interview with The Artist's Magazine, he explains how, for 20 years, he continued to breathe new life into this iconic image.
Realist artist David A Leffel reflects on his upbringing, the simple language of painting, and the art world of today in an interview with The Artist's Magazine.