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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.
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.
Together, Thomas Moran and Ansel Adams have inspired many to connect with the wild places of this world and help conserve them. Their stories embody the powerful idea that an artist’s work can live on and change the world around them, even past their lifetimes. Bonus: Watch two videos about a modern artist’s pilgrimage to Yellowstone National Park.
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.
Should you create artwork that’s consistent or eclectic? Here’s what one successful artist has to say about his experience and finding (or making) your niche.
www.SadieValeri.com Sadie Valeri is a nationally recognized oil painter and art instructor based in San Francisco. Her paintings have shown at prestigious galleries across the United States and have attracted significant honors, including First Prize for Still Life in the 2010 Art Renewal Center International Salon. Her work has been published in dozens of periodicals and books, and has been acquired...
DanThompsonArt.com Dan Thompson was born in Alexandria, Virginia, and graduated from the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC. He earned his MFA from the Graduate School of Figurative Art of the New York Academy of Art, and supplemented his training with several additional years of private study and studio apprenticeships along the east coast of the United States. He has...