Is No One Underpainting?The process of underpainting has such a buttoned-up reputation as an oil painting technique. If it were cast in a movie, it would be the uptight, by-the-book stickler that no one wants to hang out with. That’s because the process of underpainting is often associated with a belabored, rigid series of steps that delays us from getting to the “real” painting—which is why a lot of beginner painters tend to rush it, or skip it altogether.
Regional Hotspots for Artists Who Love Art and Learning in the West and SouthwestLet’s talk art retreats and workshops 2019 in two of our favorite regions: the West and Southwest. A love of learning and art come together in these workshops that could be near and convenient to you! See if any of these unique and stimulating offerings will put you on the path to fun, creative exploration.
As a landscape painter in the United Kingdom, artist Oliver J. Pyle is engaged by the idea of atmosphere and how it relates to painting, using watercolor.Read on to uncover Pyle’s five secrets for creating compelling scenes and atmosphere that have the power to capture the viewer’s eye — and heart. Enjoy!
How does a light source affect the translucence of an object? Which eraser is right for your drawing? We’ve got the answers to these questions and other key drawings topics from top artists.Here are 5 drawing tips sure to take your skills up a notch. Enjoy!1. Pay Attention to Light When Drawing Transulent ObjectsTranslucent objects are tricky to draw because their appearance changes depending on whether the light is shining on a form from the front or side or shining through it from behind.
Climate change is a hot topic of conversation that draws many opinions from all sides. Celebrated sculptor Lorenzo Quinn’s response to the ongoing debate was, well, larger than life.Lorenzo Quinn’s large art installation titled Support is in response to the planet’s ever-changing climate. The subject — two massive hands helping hold Venice’s Ca’ Sagredo Hotel — plays with the duality of the human experience, how we’re equally capable of creativity and destruction.
Drawing and painting the nude has been a constant practice for British pastel artist Crawfurd Adamson since his college days—and a subject he feels driven to study. At the same time, he’s aware that some artists tackling the same subject have been accused of being sexist or misogynistic, which he consciously works to avoid in his work.