Artist David Ambarzumjan ruminates on our world through his ongoing collection of surreal paintings called Brushstrokes in Time. The beguiling works of art feature past and present landscapes that are interrupted by tactile strokes of paint, which themselves have their own scenes within them. The strokes sometimes match the era they juxtapose while other times they represent many years in either direction.
Art has the power to express ideas, personal identity, and raw emotion.
Throughout history, many artists have looked to their own surroundings for inspiration.
Working from found photographs and old press images, Chinese artist Li Songsong explores his cultural history with a series of textured impasto paintings. Thick layers of paint in cool shades of gray and green adorn his canvases, resulting in abstract portraits and landscapes that reveal fragments of China’s past. While many of Songsong’s works visualize historical events of the 20th century, others depict more personal subjects.
All artists can attest to the fact that inspiration comes from many sources.
Since we last checked in with painter Agnieszka Nienartowicz, she has continued to hone her skills and produce stunning oil...
Watercolor painting has long been a favorite medium of expression for enthusiasts and professional artists alike. Although you only need a brush and pigments to get started, watercolor is a material with many creative possibilities. By incorporating household supplies into your painting, you can create work that has interesting textures as well as fluid, carefree colors that showcase the best attributes of the medium.
Self-taught artist Sergi Cadenas reveals two distinct portraits in a single painting.
If you stop long enough to really observe nature, you’ll start to notice how bodies of water, land, and foliage...
Rarely is a painting so delicious to the eyes as the sumptuous, candy-colored world of The Swing. An icon of the Rococo art movement, this masterpiece stars a coquettish leading lady flying between two besotted gentlemen on a swing, against the backdrop of a lush, fantastical garden.
When you’re feeling down, sometimes the only place you want to be is in your own bed.
Artist Thomas W. Schaller combines a passion for architecture and storytelling into emotional landscape watercolor paintings.