Sherrie McGraw is a representational artist who understands painting abstract art is not about zigs and zags but about concept and intention.
Explore ink drawing artists of note and what makes their work so unique and exceptional. Delve into pen and ink art to understand the medium’s possibilities.
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.
Oil Painting: Still Life with a bunch of Carrots. Painted alla prima on canvas panel 6″x6″x1/8″
Sadie Valeri’s Virtuosic & Detailed Paintings Not too many years ago, San Francisco based artist Sadie Valeri was an aspiring figure painter stuck in a still life studio. She had a good deal of time on her hands to hone her painting and drawing skills, but her workspace was less than 100 square feet. The…
In case you are singing the end of summer blues, here are some of the best of the best “summer feeling” art shared via Instagram. Enjoy!
One of the most noteworthy aspects of Julie Heffernan’s work is how it supports the idea that oil painting is not just about paint application.
Watercolor Painting: Watercolor of a flower
Learn how to oil paint in the alla prima style, with these four simple rules. That means in the present moment, all in one go. It’s about keen observation and making every stroke count!
My guilty pleasure in art happens to be Lawrence Alma-Tadema, but there is one still life painting I love with no guilt at all. Here’s why!
Gustave Courbet: The Rebel of the Romantic Movement Learning the details of an artist’s life–the drama, the struggles, the mundane–can make their history and contributions to art really come alive. Gustave Courbet’s life fits that bill. I loved discovering all the details of how he was heralded as a rebel of the Romantic movement and is…