Question Reality in the Name of Abstract Art When I was a teenager, I saw a bumper sticker that said, “Question Reality.” I found that idea intriguing, if somewhat baffling. But as an avid reader and artist, I associated the concept with my favorite forms of escapism, because that’s what artists and writers do...
The wave of doodle art--drawing and coloring it--is growing. Here's why.
I have to admit that I was too distracted by the masterfully rendered life drawings of Rob Liberace to at first pay attention to the medium that he uses to create figures with a reddish tint.
Congratulations to our August Artist of the Month, Robin Murray! He was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! His painting Lonesome George is below. Keep scrolling to read more about the artist’s process and when his best ideas come to him! Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan ~ www.natureartists.com/robin_murray My siblings and I were home schooled and I...
Painting Techniques for Creative Inspiration Great creative to get out of a rut with your artwork. Get inspired to paint with Nita Leland’s handy drawing and painting tips to expand your artistic boundaries and achieve successful paintings. Creative Art Class with Nita Leland will teach you all the painting techniques you need to develop...
In Chang Liu’s mixed-media work, her titles come first—a word or phrase that provokes a visual image. She wants the final painting to express the thought she began with, to condense the narrative into “one breath.”
Love Downton Abbey and love art? Then you MUST see this charming digital art by Kim Parkhurst.
Beth Krommes, winner of the 2009 Randolph Caldecott Medal achieves her signature look by applying wood engraving techniques to her scratchboard illustrations. She then colors images of those pictures with watercolors.
Feeling mischievous? Ask a group of painters what colors are best for a plein air palette—then sit back and enjoy the show! But, as Michael Chesley Johnson explains, there are some basic considerations when selecting a palette for painting en plein air.
Asian art papers—often called "rice papers"—are painting papers made in China, Japan and Korea for ink/brush painting. These papers are made from a great variety of plant fibers besides rice stalks. They come in various thicknesses and sizes, and have different degrees of absorbency.
Learn the difference between DSLR and point-and-shoot cameras, and the benefits of both for artists who combine photography and fine art.