Just as the Impressionist painters took their canvases outside to create art in nature, many painters today follow this tradition of working outdoors. Every year, the Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational hosts selected artists to partake in a weeklong event that honors the California town's history as an art colony. For the 25th anniversary, over $55,000 in cash and prizes were awarded to the winning artists at the Collectors Gala.
.0 Claude Monet's dreamy paintings of water lilies are some of the most recognizable works of art ever created.
Since we first interviewed artist Dimitra Milan as a teenager, we've been able to see her artistry stretch and grow.
Human figures appear to merge with their surroundings in the paintings of Austin Howlett. The New Mexico-based artist explores people's connection to their environment in surrealist depictions of men and women converging with natural settings. In some of these pieces, portraits are overlayed with the branches of a large tree, and in others, figures appear to become one with the mountains they are perched on.
What’s the first thing that pops into your head when you think of the Renaissance? Is it Pokémon?
California-based artist Elyse Dodge is known for her signature geometric landscapes.
When it comes to painting, everyone starts out on an even playing field—those that paint well have built their skills over time. Doing so, however, requires patience, and for you to put brush to canvas (or paper) and increase your aptitude stroke by stroke. We’ve seen this happen in a drawing; just a few years of drawing practice can mean the difference between a sketch that’s just okay and one that shows extraordinary talent.
Powerful Oil Paintings Modeled on the Work of Old Masters Give a Voice to African Mythology [Interview]
In her exhibition Master Narratives, Afro-Cuban American artist Harmonia Rosales seamlessly entwines the tales and characters of the Yorùbá religion,...
Watercolor painting is one of the easiest creative activities to pick up.
Denver-based artist Marissa Napoletano adds a sparkly touch to her paintings of women. After rendering realistic portraits in delicate colors, she frames subjects with rings of gold, giving her artwork an ethereal appearance that looks like it's from a dream. Napoletano's practice includes both oil paintings as well as large-scale murals.
Bob Ross holds a special place in America's heart.
One of the top contemporary painters in the world, Fernando Botero, has died at the age of 91.