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.

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…