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Art Students: Look for the Obvious, Yet Seldom Mentioned
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.
Painting Art: A Love Letter to the Quattrocento
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.”
Miniature Paintings That Invite You to Look Closer
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.
From Studio Solitude to Professional Movement — The Importance of Art Societies
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.
Visionary Work: 7 Ways to Develop Creativity
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.
Art That Explores Boundaries: Q&A With Horacio Quiroz
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.
Unexpected Delights: Step-by-Step Painting Demo
See how this oil painting of “Baby Dionysus” came together, from the initial drawing to the final varnish.
Vapors: An Interpretation of Bouguereau’s Nyphaeum
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.
An Incomprehensible Situation
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.
Lemons in Box: An Oil Painting Demo
Oil painting is "like a puzzle," says Noah Layne. "The more parts we get in the right place, the easier it is to put the other parts in their right places.” See his step-by-step overview here.