There’s a special state of mind that we can achieve while tapping into our creativity and expressing it via painting, drawing, or other means. Those who don’t allow themselves to experiment with creative endeavors may think it sounds crazy, but I bet you can relate. When we find that space, all else disappears and...
Have you ever found that there’s a word for something that you’d been doing, but didn’t know that it was actually already an established “thing”? That’s exactly what Zentangle® is for me. As far back as grade school, I remember drawing symmetrical shapes in the margins of my notebooks during class, and certain patterns...
Watercolor artist Amy Park shares how she uses a reference photo to paint a building in the city. Plus, a free video preview of Soon Y. Warren's newest DVD!
Abstract artist Linda Kemp is known for her nature-inspired "negative painting" techniques, in which she creates specific shapes. Learn about her technique in this exclusive interview, and through her newest DVD.
Keiko Yasuoka’s paintings take you to many places. Winter mountain ranges, a busy evening in San Fancisco, a sublime bay with sailboats waiting for dawn to break, just to name a few. And these are just her landscapes.
Wondering how to display art on paper? Get advice from the pros: Litsa Spanos, Chris Morris and Craig Valentine of Art Design Consultants; Paul Schaff of Wellage and Schaff Fine Art Services; Michael Chesley Johnson, pastel artist; Jean Pederson, watermedia artist; and Michael Skalka, Chairman ASTM D01.57.
Even though it is, in most cases, an artist’s least seen work (often by design), a sketchbook can offer the most intimate view into an artist’s process. It is there that moments of high creativity come to life in the form of quick sketches, casual drawings, and unplanned experiments. In the Winter 2013 issue...
One of my favorite sayings is "we wouldn't have mountains without the valleys." Learn how Maggie Price's newest book, Creative Freedom, can keep you inspired to create and stay on top of the mountain.
Who doesn't love something that's free? Today we bring to you a free download from one of The Artist's Magazine's most popular article series, Mediapedia, which is an encyclopedia of art media. The focus? How to draw with charcoal, graphite and Conté crayons.
You’ve decided to take up oil painting. You’ve done your research and assembled a starter set of paints, mediums, brushes and so forth, but there’s a problem. Just how, you wonder, do you go about creating a work in oil?
Koo Schadler takes you through the process of making homemade gesso and gesso panels. Included in her instructions are supply lists, a gesso recipe and instructions on how to apply gesso on wood or hardboard panels.