Having a studio space in which to create your art is a gift. With that space--be it modest or illustrious--comes a sense of dedication to your craft.
Urban sketching is about observing the world, witnessing and recording. Thus, we want to be able to draw reasonably accurately.
Let’s face it. Bodypainting is fun. It’s fun to be the one holding the brush as well as to be the "canvas." I know. I’ve done both.
“You’ve got to eat your vegetables.” Oh, art business, you are the vegetables to so many of us. We know we need to pay attention to it, but we’d rather enjoy the sweet taste of making art and put the business side of art on the backburner, as it were. But it doesn’t have...
Celebrate National Craft Month by participating in the Art Abandonment movement, where artists leave random works of art in public spaces to inspire and delight others.
“In many of my water paintings," says Charlene Gerrish, “I focus almost solely on the reflections, because that’s where the strongest graphic possibilities lie. I love when a painting looks like an abstract design up close, but reveals its true subject at a distance." Read more here!
It stands to reason that the more you do something, the better you’ll get. Writing stories, playing music, and drawing/painting are the first three examples that come to my mind. For today’s newsletter, I’ve invited Patti Mollica, a workshop teacher for GOLDEN Artist Colors, to share the reasons that she paints daily so that...
The city of Calgary has experienced a large number of complaints about the newly installed public sculpture entitled Traveling Light. Due to the strong polarization of opinions form local and national citizens, “what is art” has become a hot topic at local coffee shops and office water coolers.
Is a painting finished when you run out of paint, sunlight, time, or energy? One of the most common questions asked when I teach is “when is the painting finished?” This is a really difficult question to answer because it's personal.
When we can’t get away, though, when we’re stressed out from innumerable responsibilities, when we don’t have the time or the money to find a sacred space to create art, what do we do? Find out in today's blog...
James Hobbs, author of Sketch Your World: Essential Techniques for Drawing on Location, understands the fears and reservations artists may experience at some point.