Blogs

Artist Daily has several blogs including the Artist Daily blog, which is published with new articles and art world information several times a week. There is also the Painting Blog that discusses oil painting, watercolor, acrylic, and more. The Drawing Blog covers all matters drawing as the name indicates. And be sure to check out the Artist’s Life blog, which is a blog that discusses everything artists consider in their day to day lives as creative people and posits questions and concerns for us to consider as we go about our day.

The Frankenkirche, Dresden by Johan Christian Clausen Dahl, oil painting.

5 Key Factors for Painting Skies and Clouds

A Landscape Artist Knows How Important These “Secrets” Are! Think of Turner’s skies or even Monet’s—they are multifaceted and carry the hum of several colors. The sky is rarely blue–or rarely just blue (except for a few lucky places in the world!). As many of us transition to landscape painting during the summer season, we can sometimes…

Watercolor painting by Frank Webb.

20 Master Watercolor Teachers Offer Their Best Advice

What Puts a Watercolor Beginner on the Expert Path? Every master was once a student. Every watercolor beginner deserves to hear–straight from the best teachers around–what can put them on that expert path. We contacted instructors worldwide with the expectation that they would each offer a distinctly different set of recommendations for today’s painters. Instead,…

Abstract painting: Woman and Bicycle by William de Kooning, mixed media.

The Many Paths of Abstract Painting

How to Paint Abstract Art Step by Step It feels slightly awkward to try to explain how to create an abstract painting. The little voice inside my head sneers, “Isn’t it obvious? You just go crazy all over a blank piece of paper or empty canvas.” But that’s not the answer that satisfies the art…

Flower Clouds by Odilon Redon, 1903, pastel.

Pastel Drawings by the Most Famous Artists of All Time

Why Master Artists Chose Pastel I love art history. Love it with a passion. But I’m also woke to its shortcomings, most notably that the art history I was exposed to is but one art history among many. The art history of pastel drawings certainly fits the bill as a history that has been sidelined…