Painting

June 7, 2019

These Portraits of Pop Culture Icons Are Made of Crowds of Tiny People

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.

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May 28, 2019

Everything You Need to Know to Create Textured Paintings with Palette Knives

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?

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May 6, 2019

Interview: Ocean-Loving Artist Creates Photorealistic Seascape Paintings with Resin

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.

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