Arts

Painting Whites in Watercolor

Watercolor  loves “painting” passages of white in watercolor but as many of you likely realize, he doesn’t paint them at all. Simply understands how to use the white of his ...

6 Works of Art You Need to See

The pace of the art world is fast and operates in so many different ecosystems. We are inundated by imagery, events, exhibitions, new techniques, old techniques, new artists, old ...

3 Things You Don’t Want to Forget when Drawing Heads and Faces

Every head and face is different, of course, but there are some general principles that apply to just about everyone. Here we share three pieces of advice about how to draw faces ...

Colour and Shapes Come Together with No Hesitation

Building a visual rhythm in a painting often has to do with ease of movement as you layer color and texture. A lot of artists call this different things: intuitive, gestural, or ...

3 Steps to An Instant Art Composition

You may have found the most beautiful, striking subject in the world for your painting, but if you don’t ruthlessly edit your reference photos, then you may end up with a flat ...

What to See in New York Art Galleries

In a sumptuous airy exhibition titled “Run Prayer, Run Café, Run Library,”Susan Cianciolo’s already generous art has become more so, opening out and rising up to an ...

How to Find Your Artist Ancestors

As artists, we almost have this innate attraction to our craft, to our need to create. And, we all have something or someone that has fueled this passion. For many artists, the ...

How to Draw Birds: Draw Realistic Animals

Wherever you live, you likely don’t live alone. Not when you consider the birds in your backyard or the pigeons on the sidewalk or seagulls cawing at you if you live along the ...

These Winter Landscapes could Change the Way You View the Season

Sometimes, I feel like a walking contradiction living in Ohio with its often harsh winters. I am not “built” for cold weather, and the thought of going outside to be one with ...

A Smart Approach to Urban Sketching

Enjoy the gorgeous fall colors of the turning leaves against crisp blue skies. Marc takes you for a fun “tour” and gives us all the insight we need on how to make the scenes ...