The color in this work, Wall Street--Arches, Utah , by Carl Dalio calls to mind the scorching heat of a summer day, as opposed to the more delicate hints of color that accompany spring. I’m a color junkie. In fashion, in design, and especially in painting, vibrant color is what gets me creative...
Posted to Artist Daily
by Courtney Jordan
on 6 Mar 2014
Filed under: How To Paint, acrylic painting, watercolor painting, Color, street art
On a sunny winter day it's so hard sometimes to overcome the temptation to go outdoors with a sketchbook! Snow and sun make a special light and colors you never see in any other season. So why not to go out for a winter plein air painting session? Well, there are at least two main reasons that may...
Posted to Plein Air Blog
on 17 Feb 2014
Filed under: Plein Air, painting, oil painting, How to Paint, Watercolor Painting, sketching
If you haven't had an opportunity to see the works of Anders Zorn in person, you might want to get a copy of the exhibition catalog for a show of his work at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. The book, Anders Zorn: Sweden's Master Painter is a treasured addition to our art reference library...
Jozwiak's works (above, Waiting for #9 , 2010, 13 x 26, watercolor, private collection) show how color-rich and sumptuous watercolor painting can be. Over and over again I hear artists cooing about the thick richness of oil paints and its appealing spreadability, and yes, all of that is totally true...
A couple of months ago I posted some outdoor watercolor painting sketches of my Finland trip in the Artist Daily Member Gallery . One of the comments I received was from Harry R. Gray, in which he wrote: "...and giving watercolor its full respect, I would refer to your work not as sketches but "paintings...
Posted to The Artist's Life
on 6 Jan 2014
Filed under: how to paint, plein air, Watercolor Painting, Artist Daily