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This element is behind all successful artists, yet it is often the most ignored. Read this essay from Samuel Adoquei to see how you can tap into the fire that can light your dreams.
In a tiny corner of the art world, painters are sitting at their easels, squinting through magnifying lamps, working with very pointy brushes, to render fine art that you can usually hold in the palm of your hand. A few years ago I stumbled into that corner, and I have not really found my way out of it yet . . . Not that I’d want to.
You have all become familiar with the necessity to set yourself apart, to bring something new, to find a way to make it yours as you develop your artistic voice. Be careful: If we set out with the intention of doing something different for the sake of standing out, this can easily set us down the wrong path.
Together, Thomas Moran and Ansel Adams have inspired many to connect with the wild places of this world and help conserve them. Their stories embody the powerful idea that an artist’s work can live on and change the world around them, even past their lifetimes. Bonus: Watch two videos about a modern artist’s pilgrimage to Yellowstone National Park.
Should you create artwork that’s consistent or eclectic? Here’s what one successful artist has to say about his experience and finding (or making) your niche.
If you’re experiencing a creative block, consider giving cold wax medium a try. Here, Randall Graham shares some basic techniques for beginners. Bonus: Watch a video on how to use cold wax!
To make paintings that stir up primal reactions, we need to communicate our emotions clearly and with conviction. We need to make viewers feel how we feel. What’s the best way to do that? As a painter of abstracted landscapes, I’ll share what works best for me.
We couldn’t resist putting together a list of some of the most brilliant Halloween costumes for artists and art-lovers. Bonus: Get some artistic jack-o’-lantern ideas here too!
Creatives beware: A new deceptive scam targeting artists is making its way around on social media. Treacy Ziegler explains how she could’ve been a victim after receiving a run-of-the-mill friend request.
Booth Gallery welcomes Mexican painter Horacio Quiroz to NYC for his debut solo exhibition in the United States, “Polarities.” The following is our exclusive, bilingual interview on the development of Quiroz’s unique style, his medium of choice, and what he hopes viewers take away from his art.
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