Contemporary realist Ephraim Rubenstein explains how his paintings of abandoned houses act as metaphors for loss and as reminders that life is a constant struggle.
As an experimental artist who creates abstract art, it is easy to take off in some exciting new direction every time a new inspiration comes my way.
Create your own color-mixing charts to save time finding the right color mix when you're painting and to keep a record of the color mixes you want in your painting arsenal.
Elizabeth Mowry, author of Landscape Painting in Pastel, discusses pastel drawing and painting with this inspiring advice.
Ephraim Rubenstein's depictions of temple and cathedral ruins combine an eye for dramatic composition with a masterful use of mixed media. "The emotional appeal of the subject matter dictates the medium," he says.
Master basic drawing techniques and tips for drawing in charcoal, and you can render an eye-catching still life drawing.
Johannes Vloothis shares his expert recommendations to help you simplify your art composition.
This winter landscape painting is a hopeful piece, which is why I still feel strongly about sharing it with you today. We all have our difficult times, we all have art, and we all can have hope.
Sheldon Tapley revitalizes the still life genre by combining aspects of contemporary life with with more traditional elements and painterly techniques.
It’s all fun and games to joke about being a procrastinator, but overthinking some things, such as how to paint a subject, can be a serious roadblock.
"The figures in Jane Lewis’ paintings," writes John Parks, "look out at us from a becalmed, strange and curiously timeless world. Rendered impeccably in subtly shifting tones and hues, the paintings present characters dressed in improbable costumes that seem to belong to a bygone, classical age.