December 9, 2019

Surreal Brushstroke Painting Imagines a Future Where Nature Takes Back Control

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.

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November 21, 2019

Chinese Artist Explores Moments from His Past with Tactile Impasto Paintings

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.

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November 18, 2019

11 Essential Watercolor Techniques All Painters Need to Know

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.

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