“There are three things that are important: feeling, imagination, and the means to communicate.” Everett Raymond Kinstler, one of America’s leading portraitists, shared this insight in the newest issue of Drawing (Winter 2014). His feature article focuses on the importance of the sketches of his models and subjects, and how he’s able to convey...
Have you ever received negative feedback or criticism of your art? Lee Hammond advises how to accept it and turn it around to your advantage.
There’s something satisfying about making a mark, and when you learn how to use your tools of the trade, your world opens up to new possibilities.
“The subject of Ray is my brother,” says Debra Carr. “At the time, he was living with me as he convalesced from serious back surgery. I had painted members of my family in the past, but painting Raymond turned out to be different, somehow more intense and intimate."
Lee Hammond shares her tried-and-true way of keeping creativity within emotional reach so that you can overcome artist's block, no matter what's stopping you.
“Whether I’m painting an abstract or realistic landscape, my goal is to convey the same sense of wonder and beauty that I experienced while on location,” says Karlyn Holman in Watercolor Artist (February).
The city of Calgary has experienced a large number of complaints about the newly installed public sculpture entitled Traveling Light. Due to the strong polarization of opinions form local and national citizens, “what is art” has become a hot topic at local coffee shops and office water coolers.
They say that life imitates art, or vice versa. While traveling, I realized that this is so true. My art and teaching are a direct reflection of life itself. For instance, I'm sure we have all endured traffic at its worse. Who knew that something so frustrating could be inspirational, and be a metaphor...
I hope you don’t mind if I veer slightly off the path of traditional painting and drawing instruction today and share with you some collage advice from ArtistsNetwork.com’s sister site, ClothPaperScissors.com, “where mixed-media artists come to play.”
When I was introduced to Golden Artist Colors (www.goldenpaints.com) acrylics about four years ago, I confess that I almost passed out from excitement. The buttery flow and the pigment load of the Golden Artist Colors products impressed me, and the line of High Flow acrylics is no exception. Golden High Flow acrylics replaced the...
This Creativity Workshop post celebrates original sketch work in final paintings, revealing the drawing and line work in the painting composition. Get painting!