Painting

January 1, 2021

Pixelated Paintings Reveal Colorful Cityscapes When Viewed From Afar

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.

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December 23, 2020

Artist Creates Incredible Paintings Using Pollution From Local River Streams [Interview]

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.

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November 21, 2020

10 of the Best Watercolor Pencil Sets That Beginners and Professionals Love

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?

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October 30, 2020

Artist Adds ‘Star Wars’ To Discarded Paintings He Finds in Thrift Stores

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may overlook old thrift store paintings, Dave (of Arrowhead Vintage & Goods) actually seeks them out to transform the outdated landscapes into surreal sci-fi scenes.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.

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