Look closely at the paintings by artist Craig Alan. Meticulously crafted, they feature swarms of people viewed from an aerial perspective. Although they’re too small for us to see the expressions on their faces, the arrangement of their ant-like bodies forms large icons—unconventional portraits of celebrities as well as homages to some of art history’s greatest works.
When we last checked in with artist Aja Trier, she was crafting clever paintings that placed popular icons inside of...
During his short career, Post-Impressionist pioneer Vincent van Gogh painted an eclectic array of subject matter.
The palette knife isn’t just a tool for mixing paint on your palette. Many artists abandon paint brushes altogether in favor of the semi-flexible blades to create paintings that are full of rich texture and sweeping blends of color. Learning to paint with a knife can be a tricky skill to master, but we’ve come up with this guide to help you get started. What is Palette Knife Painting?
In the middle of the 18th century, several styles dominated Europe’s artistic tastes.
As climate change is rapidly harming our natural ecosystems, many people around the world are turning to art to channel...
Self-described “wave artist” Anna Sweet has a deep relationship with art and nature. Following in the footsteps of her gallerist mother, Sweet immerses herself in her creative practice, which comprises underwater photography, photorealistic resin paintings of waves, and other ocean-themed work. In each case, she creates captivating works of art that unexpectedly pair a photographic sensibility with an avant-garde use of material.
When you’ve got creative block, sometimes the best remedy is to go outside and draw what you see.
The beauty of blooms have inspired artists for centuries.
Artist Iris Scott might be the only adult that still finger paints on a regular basis, and has actually made a name for herself with her amazing work. Her portfolio of beautiful art looks as though she created them with a brush, but in actuality, she put on a pair of gloves, dipped her fingers in pigment, and spread it on canvas.
Self-taught artist Feliks Kaparchuk, aka ColorByFeliks, recreates the beauty of the natural world in unconventional places.
Portrait painting is a tricky subject.