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 in this preview.
Daniel Gerhartz shares paintings that illustrate tips for assessing your subject in order to most accurately relay the correct values and edges.
“When one decides to dispense with the idea that becoming a painter involves some mysticism, real progress can be made,” says Tim Rees. “My painting career began with one assumption: There are very skilled artists painting realism today, and if they learned how to do it, so can I.”
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.
There are many ways to sell your art; see why (and how) you should look into getting represented by a gallery.
See how this oil painting of “Baby Dionysus” came together, from the initial drawing to the final varnish.
What should artists do to get their message across to the viewer?
Learning how to draw with silverpoint is easier than you think, once you have this advice.
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.