Art is a proven mood booster for mental health. But is drawing or coloring better for tapping into the creative mindfulness?
When you think Sargent you don’t usually think figure drawing basics. But his drawings are messy, loose and fun. There’s much to learn here about line!
Following the destruction of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, it’s crucial to know how to prepare and safeguard your art and treasured belongings in case natural disaster strikes.
I went through most of my adulthood thinking I couldn’t learn how to draw. I wanted to, but I didn’t know what the first steps of drawing for beginners actually were.
Discover a few tricks for painting clouds in watercolor, plus how to be successful when painting with this medium en plein air.
Children’s Book Features Famed Dots & Pumpkins Artist Yayoi Kusama is the beloved Japanese contemporary artist who turns humble dots and pumpkins into icons. She is also the subject of a soon-to-be-published children’s book. Kusama’s life and story (given a G-rated treatment) inspired Museum of Modern Art curator and author Sarah Suzuki to write Yayoi Kusama:…
Pastel Landscape Power! Engaging with my creativity is fun and yet can be stressful too! I set aside time and I am a big fan of the “creative burst,” in which I create a time-pressure situation to make a painting or do a series of sketches but if I don’t have a focus or a…
The strategies of the Impressionists were several fold when it came to creating dynamic ways of creating plein air art with an eye to color and light.
In March 1990, the biggest art theft in the U.S. occurred. Thirteen oil paintings were stolen from the Gardner Museum. Now a new detective is on the case.
Sadie Valeri’s Virtuosic & Detailed Paintings Not too many years ago, San Francisco based artist Sadie Valeri was an aspiring figure painter stuck in a still life studio. She had a good deal of time on her hands to hone her painting and drawing skills, but her workspace was less than 100 square feet. The…
Oil paint mediums have come a long way since the time of J.M.W. Turner. Here is what you need to know about the main mixtures through time.
“Modigliani Unmasked” is the first U.S. exhibition to focus on the early works of Amedeo Modigliani, showcasing the key influence of heritage on his art.