Let’s Go to the Zoo I love going to the zoo and having a chance to see, up close and personal, the kinds of animals that would likely either run away from or that would eat me in the wild. I have great memories of visiting the zoos in different cities, from the London Zoo, where...
I drew this piece in pencil over a couple of sessions. I always work from the general to the specific; from the flat/graphic shapes to dimensional forms. Accuracy of proportion and anatomical forms serves as the groundwork for the subtler, interesting problems associated with the sitter’s character and expression.
Wolf Kahn's paintings are part chaos and part control, but completely of the moment.
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.
I place the setups for my works at almost eye level. The center of focus in the arrangement for Delicate Porcelain (oil, 9x12) is the orange and the lighter part of the white porcelain pot. The dark bottle enhances the contrast in the central area. The entire composition has a linear reading path starting...
In 2007 I started going to The Schuler School of Fine Arts in Baltimore and over the course of 3 years gradually transitioned from my former career in architecture to just painting. I dedicated an episode of my free podcast “Impasto Logs” to describing my journey during that time.
When starting to work with new materials, I find it best to keep it simple and work my way up. I get attached when I find something I like, whether paints, brushes, or supports—which means I approached this test drive of Jack Richeson’s new line of Shiva oil paints and gessoed hardboard with a...
If you're an oil painter who doesn't like to watch paint dry, then painting the alkyd oils is for you. Michael Chesley Johnson teaches the basics of this medium.
“Learning to take risks is an essential aspect of being creative with color,” says artist and author Brian Keeler. Take advantage of this free demonstration from Brian on drawing a vibrant and colorful cityscape with perspective.
Sadie J. Valeri energizes the traditional still life by including a nontraditional element in her compositions: wax paper.