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.

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Beating the Winter Blues

Call it the blues, call it the doldrums, call it what you will–it seems that many of us plein-air painters go through a slump about this time of year. Even if the weather is good enough for painting outdoors, nature isn’t always at her finest when we’re waiting for spring to arrive. It can feel…

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No Two Shadows Are Alike

Beginner Drawing Shading Tips I am usually heartened when I hear disagreements about matters of art and technique. Maybe I’m just combative that way, but more likely, I think I take such debates as a sign that there are more artists coming to the table, that the field is growing and evolving, and that there’s…

#J20 art strike and protest

What’s the Art Strike All About?

#J20 Art Strike Takes Place Tomorrow On January 20th, more than 130 (and counting) cultural institutions, galleries, and museums nationwide have promised to not go about business as usual. Instead they will close their doors in cultural protest of the inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States. According to its organizers the…

Women portraits: Painting by Kehinde Wiley.

In Honor of the Women’s March

All About the Women’s March, Portraits & Solidarity “Take what you want and leave the rest.” Wise words that hit home for me during times of confusion and unease, when soul-searching and questioning are pretty much all I seem to do. The Women’s March on Washington (and beyond!) on January 21, 2017 is, for many…

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My Artistic Guilty Pleasure

A Still Life from Alma-Tadema Lawrence Alma-Tadema’s paintings are, to me, a bit of a guilty pleasure. There is something frivolous and overblown about them that turn some people off, but I’ve always loved them for the sheer vitality of the vision he presents. Here is bombast, excess, flourishes, and sumptuousness. What I just recently…

How to Paint: Masterclass in 3 Minutes

Masterclass: Winsor & Newton Free Art Videos

Artists travel their own unique paths, but we are all united in our love of discovery. It’s a lifelong journey of exploration and play. That’s the magic of being an artist and that is why you may be drawn to Winsor & Newton’s Masterclass–a collection of free art videos that allow you to explore exciting…

Color wheel exploration: painting by Peter Van Dyck

In Living Color

The Not-So-Simple Beauty of the Color Wheel It’s a brand new year and I want to start it off with a bang! And the one thing that I can’t get enough of is color. The color wheel holds such simple beauty and complex mysteries, from saturated primary colors to more involved color mixes, that I…

Dancing by Emily Falco.

Painting with a Magical Medium

Think Like a Watercolor Painting It warms my heart when I hear artists expressing excitement about their chosen painting medium because artists are the ones in the business of knowing all the ins and outs of their materials, whether it is watercolor painting, acrylic, or oil–among others. For them to articulate such positive responses about…

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Van Gogh’s Xanthopsia?

How Van Gogh Saw the Color Wheel Vincent van Gogh was an artistic genius – no question. Although he may well have had psychological troubles, there is no proof that his distinctive use of color, especially those intense yellows, arose from an overdose of any pharmacologically active drugs, such as digitalis. There has been a…

Supergod by Inka Essenhigh

To the Aggressor Go the Spoils

Art Business: All About Pleasant Persistence I went to an artist’s talk the other day and was a bit taken aback when the artist admitted that she went door to door looking for a gallery, taking images to every venue she knew of and talking her way past many annoyed assistants to get a few…

A dear friend of mine, Alexandra Pacula, is also an exceptional painter. Represented by Gallery Henoch, she paints energy-filled canvases and I plan to impose myself on her in the studio very, very soon.

I Can’t Believe I’m About to Say This, But…

No Drawing or Painting Right Now Take this time and don’t draw or paint. Okay, I was kind of thinking the world would end if I said it, but the apocalypse has not yet arrived, so let me explain. Right now, I’m tired. I’ve just finished a bunch of holiday traveling, did tons of family…