Artist Tara Jane Crandon fills her sketchbooks with portals to fantastical natural settings. On each page, she paints a new bucolic scene fit for a fairy tale. From lavish botanical gardens canopied by overhanging trees to rainy sidewalk streets to a castle nestled in the mountains, Crandon’s sketchbooks are a feast for the eyes and imagination.
Artist Robin Eley is a master of painting illusions.
Known for her hyperrealistic animal paintings, Portland-based artist Lisa Ericson is back with a new series of work that defies...
Whether you’ve just started painting or are a professional, chances are you’ve considered using oil paint. From Rembrandt to Monet, oil paint is the hallmark of the Old Masters, its slow drying time allowing artists to manipulate the medium over an extended period. In one form or another, oil paint has existed since ancient Greece, though it came into popular use during the Northern Renaissance.
Rather than snap photos with his camera, traveler and urban sketching artist Qian Shi captures his surroundings as watercolor paintings.
Using bold colors to paint her local landscape, Jess Franks‘ vibrant art is immediately recognizable.
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.
Artist Françoise Nielly creates dynamic portraits that find order in chaos.
When viewing great works of art such as Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night or Johannes Vermeer’s The Girl With...
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.
Every metropolis has a unique pulse.
For some, rainy days provide the perfect ambiance for creative pursuits.