British artist Jason Anderson paints pixelated cityscapes by applying geometric swatches of color onto the canvas with a palette knife. These distorted views of urban environments capture the striking shapes of skyscrapers, houses, and bridges in a rainbow of pastel hues. As a result, each canvas vibrates with a rigid yet equally dynamic feel. Anderson developed this unique approach to painting after working as a stained glass apprentice.
Since she began her 363 Days of Tea project in 2015—a personal challenge to create art daily by repurposing her...
For centuries, cats have served as both inspirations for works of art and as companions for many artists themselves.
Artist, environmentalist, and Ohio University professor John Sabraw has a unique process for sourcing new paint supplies. You are more likely to find him waist-deep in reddish-brown water in southeast Ohio than you are in a traditional craft store. Sabraw found a way to create “toxic” paint from the acid mining drainage that discolors streams.
It can be difficult to encapsulate large cities such as New York and Hong Kong in just one painting.
When seeking inspiration, many artists will turn to the beauty of the natural environment.
Watercolor pencils have become increasingly popular as more and more people realize their versatility. Whether used wet or dry, they can create stunning effects that add a special touch to any project. The best watercolor pencils allow artists of all levels to draw and paint using the same tool and achieve beautiful results. So what is a watercolor pencil and how is it different than a regular colored pencil?
Impressionist artists like Monet and Renoir are famous for their exquisite plein air paintings which captured the atmosphere of the...
Bows and balloons are associated with some of the happiest events in life, like celebrating birthdays and opening gifts.
While many people may overlook old thrift store paintings, Dave (of Arrowhead Vintage & Goods) actually seeks them out to transform the outdated landscapes into surreal sci-fi scenes. He alters old, forgotten artworks by adding pop culture characters that seem to blend seamlessly within the painterly scenes. From the Iron Giant treading through a forest to Godzilla at the beach, Dave adds characters from a whole host of fantasy films.
Painter Iris Scott has been a My Modern Met favorite for years, as we've long admired her ability to elevate...
Many artists favor watercolor paint for its dazzling luminescent qualities.