“There are thousands of options every time you pick up a brush,” says Nancy Depew. “What will guide the decisions you make and what priorities will be revealed by those decisions? Those are the questions that fascinate me. My paintings are done only after I’ve resolved every question.”
In this exclusive Q&A, artist and teacher McGarren Flack tells us about his artistic path, including how his art has changed over time, and one of his biggest challenges.
If your drawing style falls within the category sometimes known as “Art Class Awkwardism,” you’ll want to see what this teacher has to say.
Filled with spirit, Katie Whipple shares her journey to Rome. “I was going to live in Italy, make master copies, study Italian history, and eat a lot of gelato. I had a plan . . . but in the first couple days of being in the Eternal City, I could see my carefully thought-out plans gracefully drifting down the Tiber.”
One of the most difficult aspects of being an artist is the hours of solitude. Here’s one way to socialize, network, and ultimately help your art career.
View charcoal figure drawings by Stephanie Amato, whose work is strong in both concept and design.
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.