Art

March 15, 2020

Traveling Artist Captures the Charm of Ancient Towns in Watercolor and Ink

Rather than snap photos with his camera, traveler and urban sketching artist Qian Shi captures his surroundings as watercolor paintings. Rendered in his distinct loose style, Shi works quickly to capture fleeting moments, forever immortalizing each scene in gestural line work and painterly brushstrokes. Shi is a great believer of “practice makes perfect.

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March 13, 2020

9 of the Best Paint Palettes for Mixing Your Favorite Types of Pigments

The palette is an unsung hero of painting. It’s where you’ll harmonize your color choices and mix all those great hues to create wondrous works of art. Although the variations of this tool might seem the same, not all palettes are created equal. Our guide introduces you to some of the highest-rated palettes that you’ll use time and again.

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March 12, 2020

Artist Illustrates ‘Fear’ as a Misunderstood Monster That Just Needs Love and Acceptance

Most of us have experienced feeling fear at some point or another, but some people suffer from daily, overwhelming anxiety that stops them from living life to the fullest. Whether it stems from a specific trauma or a lifelong mental health condition, learning to live with and understand our fears can help combat the intense, all-encompassing emotions they bring.

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March 12, 2020

Expressive Palette Knife Paintings Capture the Vibrancy of the Animal Kingdom

When we first wrote about Moscow-based artist Anastasia Ablogina back in 2018, we focused on her textured palette knife paintings that capture the majestic beauty of whales. The talented artist is still creating work inspired by the world’s ocean giants, but her portfolio has also expanded to feature an entire range of animals, from foxes and rabbits to owls and sea turtles.

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