Still Life PaintingThe still life painting genre is as diverse as its history is long. From the times of the Egyptians when paintings of food and valuables were depicted on tomb walls to the floor mosaics and wall paintings of Pompeii to High Renaissance works of art to contemporary still life painting of today, the genre has always been one that artists turn to again and again.
Jesse Lane details his layering techniques for a photorealistic portrait in colored pencilWhen people think of colored pencil, they often think of unskilled scribbles of color. In recent years, however, artists have begun to pick up their pencils and shatter preconceived notions about this medium, especially when it comes to expertly rendered photorealism.
The Exploring Color Workshop kit is one of our newest collections, and includes Nita Leland’s Exploring Color Workshop 30th Anniversary Edition, Confident Color and her Color Scheme Selector (color wheel). Get it today while supplies last!Also, Magazine’s All Media Art Competition is open for entries through mid-October.
Seven years ago, Fabriano in Aquarello was established to unite the world of watercolour by creating a place and a forum to display and discuss an international selection of watercolours.This 2016 global watercolour event was chaired by Anna Massinissa. The Canadian representative, Alfonso Tejada, contacted me with an invitation to participate in the 2016 watercolour exhibition in Fabriano, Italy.
“As to the arsenic scare a greater folly is hardly possible to imagine: the doctors were bitten as people bitten by witch fever.”~William Morris, The Collected Letters of William Morris, Vol. 2Arsenic in ArtThe discovery of a deep, vivid green by Swedish chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele in 1775 led to a fashion craze lasting for more than a century.
9 Things to Know About This Pivotal PainterFrench artist Rosa Bonheur was generally accepted to be the most famous female artist (if not the most famous artist) of her day. We look into her life and times to discover the reasons behind her exceptional popularity and fame. We get to know the prominent painter and sculptor much better by sharing interesting insights about her background and biography as well.