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Is cadmium paint toxic? Cadmium-based colors have been around for many years but tend to be among the most often in question. Artist and instructor Dan Schultz has researched this; here, he shares what he found regarding the toxicity of cadmium in artist paints. Bonus: Learn how to dispose of your dirty brush-cleaning water or solvent with this quick tip.
“Earthly Delights” is the title of a selection of still life paintings by Scott Fraser. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at Fraser’s painting process here.
Daniel Gerhartz shares figurative art that illustrates how to assess your subject in order to most accurately relay the correct values and edges.
Grace Aldrich takes us behind the scenes of the creation of her drawing “Elements of Style.” View sketches, learn what art supplies she used, and find out the unconventional way she checked her progress.
See how this oil painting of “Baby Dionysus” came together, from the initial drawing to the final varnish.
Learning how to draw with silverpoint is easier than you think, once you have this advice.
Recently invited to participate in a project with American Women Artists and the Haggin Museum, Sadie Valeri chose William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s painting of 13 nude nymphs titled “Nyphaeum,” to be her muse for “Vapors.” See her detailed oil painting demonstration of “Vapors” here.
Contemporary realist Sharon Pomales Tousey takes us into the meaning behind her recent pastel, “Aun Llueve en Macondo” (“It Still Rains in Macondo”), and offers her best advice for artists who are just starting to embark on their own journey.
Learn about a device called the "graticola," which Italian artist Antonio Mancini came to rely on for his drawings and paintings.
Learn how you (or someone you know) can earn a full scholarship to an upcoming convention featuring master artists in Williamsburg, Virginia.
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