In a painting class, often many students express to me a similar goal: “I want to get past that stupid AWKWARD STAGE!” I use the term awkward stage in my acrylic painting books. The awkward stage refers to the painful point in the painting process where everything is blocked in and you feel nothing...
This free download, from Artist’s Network, features stunning still life fine art and the artists’ stories behind the creation of each the featured still lifes. Best Still Life Painting Techniques and Stories that Inspire, tells the stories of award-winning still life oil, still life watercolor, and other still life fine art from The Artist’s Magazine’s Annual...
Zentangle vs. Doodling: artist and author Trish Reinhart explains the difference.
After interviewing Alain Picard during his stay in Cincinnati while he was filming three new DVDs on how to paint light, I’ve been, well, enlightened. Here’s a little glimpse at what he had to say about how light inspires him.
I've been called “the briefcase-toting artist” by some who are implying that I'm both "right-brained" and "left-brained" at the same time. This theory, whose validity is challenged by some professional analysis, is clearly a stereotype that prevails.
It surprises me, sometimes, to hear about the questions that people ask professional artists. Urban sketches and plein air painters alike have experienced odd questions and comments from passersby, but they're not alone.
When Chris Cozen realized that she had fallen into a predictable rhythm with her acrylic art, she decided to "pull a 180” and start painting with fresh eyes again. In today’s newsletter, she shares her advice with you so that you can break the habit of repetition.
Jane Chapin has accomplished a goal that is highly admirable, in my humble opinion. She bravely traveled across America, painted a heartfelt landscape in every state, paid tribute to a military veteran from each state, and published a book about her experience.
If you’re like me, and you haven’t reached that “wow” moment yet, then I encourage you to keep working hard until you do. Once you reach it, the feeling you experience will be one of the most joyous of your life. I know. I’ve experienced that feeling, that strong sense of achievement, with my...
The art community lost a very insightful and talented artist a few weeks ago to prostate cancer. Robert Genn, known as Bob, was a mentor to many and touched the lives of artists all over the world with his biweekly blog, "Painters Keys."
Do you ever have one of those moments when you ask yourself, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Artist David Beynon Pena has a great idea, and although he didn’t invent the concept, he’s doing very well with it.