Other Art Mediums Including Gouache Tempera Digital & Collage

Are you looking for gouache techniques? Or for exciting approaches to collage or digital art? Want tips for trying scratchboard or egg tempera? If you prefer working in a more unusual medium, find inspiration and instruction here!

Exhibition of the Month: The Beauty of Degas’ Printmaking

Not only was Edgar Degas (1834-1917) both one of the greatest painters and greatest draftsmen of the 19th century but he was also an experimenter with art materials and a master of monotype printmaking. “Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty,” an exhibition on view until July 24 at the Museum of Modern Art, in New York City,...

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Plein Air Palettes

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.

Exhibition of the Month: The Art of Pixar

Drawing and the movies have a long history together, and rarely is their connection more direct than in animated films, where everything from characters to scenery to set-pieces begins life as drawings, paintings and sketches. This year, a drawing exhibition in New York gives museum-goers a glimpse into how drawing, painting and design have...

Abstract Art Techniques

Beyond Realism with Abstract Art Composition

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...