Want Texture? Seek Unconventional Tools Breaking out of a painting rut sometimes requires a little more oomph than just adding another color to your palette or going from a still life to a figure painting. Sometimes your whole process needs an overhaul. A few years ago, artist Francis Di Fronzo took a fairly drastic…
It’s the materiality—or, for many, that’s at least part of it. The buttery rich feel of oil paint moving across the surface can be a siren song for a painter. Bernard Chaet, a notable artist and Yale University professor, took a keen interest in the physicality of oil painting throughout his career. His book An…
An Engine for Your Creativity In college, I created a series of mixed media collages that incorporated several of the same images, but each looked different in its final form and presented a distinctive narrative. It was a marathon of nights filled with cutting and pasting, but I loved the way you could layer different…
When it comes to being able to draw with a paintbrush, no one can touch Dutch Master Rembrandt. Here’s Why.
Sherrie McGraw is a representational artist who understands painting abstract art is not about zigs and zags but about concept and intention.
In a rare video clip, learn how Claude Monet crafted his landscape paintings, from how he held a brush to his gestures and more.
Henri Rousseau is known for painting animals from his imagination alone. His canvases depicting exotic animals were completely invented in his studio.
Though this 18th-century painter died poor and relatively unknown, now he’s recognized as one of the greatest still life artists of his day. Here’s why.
Consisting of 65,000 frames, the film Loving Vincent is a stunning painted tribute to Vincent van Gogh and takes stop-motion animation to a new level.
As artists, learning to use rejection as a tool for success is key. Need a little encouragement? Take a lesson from Impressionism trailblazer, Claude Monet.
Glazing techniques for that Old Masters glow can be ours too. I’m intimidated by the process but that stained-glass glow is irresistible! Let’s do this!
Oil Painting: Bonding between mother and son important