Oftentimes, animated films give off the impression of perfect, idealized worlds. Stefan Thelen, aka Super A, uses his art to pull the veil off of these fantasies and give a glimpse of reality. He “unwraps” iconic cartoon characters and reveals what is hidden beneath. The ongoing series, titled Trapped, features acrylic renderings of Disney and Studio Ghibli worlds, with a peek at what these subjects would look like in real life.
Unlike sculpture, traditional paintings usually capture one view of a subject.
There are many choices you can make when you begin to learn how to paint.
Sometimes the greatest muses are just a hike away. England-based artist Olivia Seetim finds the subjects for her paintings in the varied beauty of her natural surroundings. From verdant forests to open meadows, these acrylic landscape paintings immortalize a certain time and place. Although Seetim has a background in numerous types of media, she gravitated towards acrylics in 2020 and began sharing her work soon after.
Artist Steven Castillo puts his own spin on traditional portraiture.
Vintage book pages merge with realistic renditions of birds in the art of Craig Williams.
Ontario-based artist Eric Pause creates acrylic paintings that connect several moments in time. He renders abstract figures with overlapping geometric shapes, synthesizing their movements into one composition. Each of these striking pieces is inspired by a simple idea that's usually connected to a specific feeling that Pause wants to express, such as love, anxiety, or boredom.
Some people are lucky enough to be prodigies of their chosen skill. Such is the case for Andres Valencia.
The beginning of the school year is typically all about young people, but you can be a student at any...
Flower painting has a long place in art history. The practice has been around for centuries; and today, artists continue the tradition in various styles. Nitika Alé favors an abstract aesthetic, in which the blooms seemingly float on the canvas. The flowers are clad in luscious colors and techniques including drip texture and energetic brushstrokes. Together, the elements showcase Alé’s passion for beautiful blooms. Abstract painting can be a challenge.
Many big cities have a reputation for being gray and industrial. But not in Amy Shackleton‘s world.
Artist Elyse Dodge is known for her jewel-toned landscape paintings.