"Finding a clever connection between objects and observations can be exciting but it’s important to avoid the pitfall of letting the message overwhelm the mechanics." Katharine Krieg explains why the constant underlying job of any painter is to make a structurally sound painting with building blocks like balance, value, and good drawing.
Congratulations to Barbara S. Groff, whose work has been recognized in the PleinAir Salon.
Contemporary artist Terry Norris takes us through the concepts that inspire her traditional still life paintings, and the quickest and most effective way she has found to develop one's own vision and practical painting knowledge.
The idea of seeing — truly seeing — is where Aristides wants her students to start, eventually finding their way to the creation of beauty, which she considers a “portal to meaning.”
Inspired by his own mentor, artist Daniel E. Greene (1934-2020), Jody Thompson shares how Greene influenced his lifetime of painting, teaching, and mentoring, and why it's imperative that the tradition continues.
Have a look at the spring blooms your artistic peers created while self-isolating, and be inspired.
Robert Meredith paints everything: landscapes, portraits, and still life, but his specialty and unique talent is trompe l’oeil or “fool the eye” realism.
Before you reach for that tube of white paint, see what Lori McNee has to say about how much color it takes to create the illusion of white, and give more life to your next painting.
Oil painter Stuart Dunkel shares his breakthrough moment in art, his process, his palette, and a step-by-step still life painting demonstration.
The subject matter of his contemporary realism represents “the complexity of an individual’s observation as well as a love and respect for nature and life.”