Figurative Art That Creates a Wordless Dialogue

In this artist spotlight, Andrea Kemp explains how, for her, evolving as an artist brings new meaning to her figurative art, in creating a "wordless dialogue."

Watercolor Still Life: Why I Paint Withered Sunflowers

Inspired by a symbolic circle of life, Soon Y. Warren shares why and how she paints sunflowers using watercolor. Bonus: View her realistic still lifes that show a mastery of painting crystal.

2020 Wish List! 21 Holiday Gifts for Artists

From unique to practical, fun to functional, you'll find new gift ideas for artists in this roundup. Shop for a friend, or for yourself - we don't judge!

How-To: Masking Watercolor with Drafting Tape

While drafting tape looks, at first glance, to be a lot like masking tape, there are some fundamental differences you should be aware of. Read on to see more from Laurin McCracken on this common watercolor painting technique.

Art Inspiration: Wherever It Takes Me

Known for her contemporary romanticism, this Ann Moeller Steverson takes us behind the scenes of two paintings inspired by her incredible daughters.

4 Tips for Learning Through Limitations

If painting feels like a tightrope walk, try focusing on color mixing, drawing techniques, and getting over some of the preconceived notions about the "rules" of art, such as...

The Art Life: My Expensive Cab Ride

How Eric Rhoads realized he needed a travel alternative to oils, and why now is the time to try the medium that makes it easier to paint anywhere.

A Photorealism Pastel: Golden Delicious

If photorealism is evolving to reflect the visual experience of our digitized times, then the paintings of Sangita Phadke are a poster for the kind of clarity, definition, and detail that are possible.

Imperfect, Incomplete, and Impermanent

"I am fascinated by the Japanese philosophy of Wabi-sabi; it is the view centered on the acceptance of transience and the imperfect," says Daniel Segrove. "This idea—to understand and find beauty in the imperfect, incomplete, and impermanent—is what helped shaped the artistic voice I have today."

Awakening: Reflection On Self-Portraiture And Creativity

With a love for genuine egg tempera, Elena Vladimir Baranoff takes us behind the scenes of her inspiration for painting, and exploring identity.
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