Washing Away AssumptionsI am rolling my eyes with embarrassment when I tell you that when I first saw watercolor paintings with wide expanses of color I assumed these were applied and then wiped out and smoothed over after they were laid down.I had no idea that there were techniques you could use to get beautiful watercolor washes with a stroke of the brush (and a lot of practice).
Because J M W Turner used non-lightfast red pigments, the reds in this painting have faded significantly. We will never know what this famous piece originally looked like. (The Fighting Temeraire tugged to her last Berthto be broken up, 1838, oil on canvas, 36 x 48, 1839.)What is lightfastness?Lightfastness is a quality that refers to the way that paint colors age over time.
By Beth Samek, Online Education Manager at Artist’s Network UniversityIntegrating art into your daily life is a challenge, but once you’ve successfully created your daily artistic life, it’s important to keep moving yourself forward. Pushing your own artistic skills and boundaries can help keep things interesting and help you continue your success!
Finding inspiration in a grand vista, a glorious sky or a majestic forest is nothing unusual for an artist. Rarer, though, is the artist who can go beyond a pleasant rendering of the scenery to reveal an intellectual, emotional or even spiritual connection.You’ll find the work of five such artists on this page.
The following book review of “Richard Diebenkorn: The Sketchbooks Revealed” appears in the summer 2016 issue of Drawing magazine. For lots more drawing instruction and reviews of other drawing books, subscribe to Drawing.~~~Browsing the sketchbooks of a great artist can be a thrilling experience. As we turn the pages, we’re bowled over by the mastery of line and value exhibited even in casually dashed-off sketches.
Sandy Allnock, author of Bible Journaling Made Simple and the Bible Journaling Made Simple Creative Workbook, introduces us to bible journaling and discusses how this creative worship can be an enriching and powerfully inspiring way of expressing yourself and your spirituality. Enjoy!Creative Worship in the Margins — and BeyondFaith has always been a source of inspiration for artists, and the pages of the Bible itself are a re-discovered canvas for expression.