Artist Daily Blog

The Artist Daily blog is the Artist Daily flagship source for art world info, tips and techniques on painting and drawing, and explorations of all things art—from contemporary art and artists to the lush works of the Old Masters. Written by Courtney Jordan, the editor of Artist Daily, the Artist Daily blog is the place for Artist Daily community to gather and discuss, learn, and engage, so we can head to the studio inspired and with our creativity sparked.

Brass Samovar by CW Mundy, oil on linen, 30 x 24, 2007.

Classic, Commercial, and an Art World Constant

Paint Flowers to Get It All You don’t have to think terribly hard to figure out that the painting genre that has all of these characteristics in common is floral painting. It is a practice that has inspired artists to create beautiful, graceful paintings for centuries. But to paint flowers in a way that doesn’t…

Mitchell Long, Kitchen painting

Defy Expectations–See In a New Way

Use Composition & Perspective to Change It Up No matter the venue, the accepted rule of thumb is that a painting should always be hung just above eye level. As a result, many artists create paintings with this point of view. That means perspective and composition become even more important if an artist wants to…

Art Isn’t About Pretty

Mary Whyte’s Portrait Art Tells Our Stories, Powerfully Some artists interpret the nature of beauty quite narrowly. It’s physical and defined in very specific terms. Not for me. Beauty is more complicated, faceted. I’m inspired by stories of real people — their character, personality and unique walks of life. That’s what makes the kind of beauty…

The allegory of Justice, by Raphael. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Raphael Masterpiece Discovered After Hiding in Plain Sight for 500+ Years

Art Historians Claim Raphael Actually Painted the Allegory of Justice Art historians now claim that Raphael did indeed paint the Allegory of Justice and Friendship in the Raphael Rooms of the Vatican Palace. Previously the Renaissance master’s studio assistants were assigned with the creation of the works. Recognized by Restorers “By analyzing the painting, we realized…