No apologies from me for that attempt at sensationalism (I would have
written tabloid headlines in another life). The truth is I was lucky
enough to sit down and chat with artist and instructor C.W. Mundy, who
is generous with both his time and his talents. We chatted about his upbringing, strategies for being a successful artist, and more.
Jacqueline Kamin paints with a
sculptural sensibility that isn’t at all foreign to her practice.
Earlier in her career she spent time as a bronze bust sculptor.
“Working with sculpture is a lot of fun,” Kamin says. “It is very
tactile and organic, but it takes a toll physically, and you aren’t
responsible for the whole process unless you have your own foundry.”
I judge a successful cityscape painting by whether or not the
architecture, the weather, and the figures—everything in the
painting—combine to transport me somewhere different. If that happens
and the barrier between my reality and the painted alternative gets a
little blurry, letting me see different sites and locales as though I
were actually there, the painting is a winner.
Brooklyn-based artist Allison Maletz doesn't want to use
watercolor in a traditional way. Although her work is representational
and often figure-based, exploring themes of human connection and the
quirky, often dysfunctional, "average American family," she refuses be
bound by any rules about how to handle the paint.
any artist will tell you that there's a certain appeal to working
outdoors that can't be found anywhere else. With spring in full swing,
many of us have left our studios for our porches, backyards, and beyond.
To celebrate the season and all of the landscape art being made, here are 10 ways you can make the most of your next outdoor painting session.