British artist Robin Warnes’ pastel art features abstracted images, but the work is anchored in reality. “I think you can represent the real world without being a slave to it,” he says. View a selection of his still lifes, figures and landscapes here.
In this guest blog post about art business, artist Nicole Alger shares her experience on how she became a professional artist.
Artist Lee Hammond discusses ways to create accurate drawings, including using the grid method, a plumb line, and the controversial projector.
Painting rocks, for me, is, in part, a matter of contrasts and harmonized similarities. Contrasts can consist of lights and darks; large and smaller areas; and sharp edges, lost edges and all edges in-between. Then there are the textural contrasts of the paint itself.
Lee Hammond answers an art business question on the value of oils, watercolors, pastels, and drawings.
Birgit O’Connor explains how to solve common watercolor problems that you may encounter when applying a wash.
Congratulations to our June 2016 Artist of the Month, Soon Warren! Warren was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! Her piece Hearts in Heart is seen below. Read more about the artist below and why she considers creating art more than just a job. Fort Worth, Texas ~ soonwarren.com I have loved to...
Sheldon Tapley tackles art business questions, such as the originality of art and the variety of art school options.
When you have an idea for a new work of art, it can be tempting to want to let every aspect of it shine forth, providing a buffet of textures for the eyes to behold. But sometimes it’s best to choose a smaller set of details for the limelight.
Terri Ford attributes the richness of her pastel colors to her loose, tonal underpainting. She demonstrates her underpainting process with a plein air pastel landscape.
When Dan Marshall began working with watercolors, he was immediately taken by the sensitivity of the medium and the atmospheric effects he could achieve in his watercolor landscapes. They feature a broad panning sweep; the compositional staging is highly stylized, abstract and near-cinematic. View a gallery of them here.