During the Italian Renaissance there was a contentious debate as to which was a nobler art form: painting or sculpting. Painters claimed that they had the harder task because they had to invent the illusion of everything within the scene, including the light. Sculptors claimed it was they who had the greater challenge, because they had to create something that was capable of being viewed from all angles, often in unforgiving stone.
Today’s art tip comes from watercolor artist Birgit O’Connor, one of our popular ArtistsNetwork.tv instructors. The following article about using a color mixing chart has great information about the why and how, including a free, downloadable template. Start here, then browse free previews of Birgit’s art video workshops at ArtistsNetwork.
6 Art Gallery Essentials for ArtistsWhether you’ve decided to take the first steps in getting your work shown in an art gallery or you’re an established artist looking to expand your presence into new cities, understanding the fundamentals for how an art gallery selects its artists is essential.As both a gallery owner and an artist in one of the most vibrant art cities in the U.
Competition Spotlight artists are chosen from Artists Magazine’s Annual Art Competition finalists. Click here to learn about our open art contests and enter your best work today!Art Competition Spotlight: Tricia GeorgeI began Home (above) by troweling multiple layers of metallic acrylics mixed with acrylic gel mediums and colored plasters on a panel primed with STIX primer.
Mikela Henry-Lowe shares her process and her passion for color.Magazine (TAM): Tell us about your education.MIKELA HENRY-LOWE (MHL): I learned to paint from my classes at high school. I was taught color theory, which colors work well with other colors and why, and I always keep this in mind when working on my own projects.
The above image compares three related painting techniques that often get confused: washing, scumbling and glazing.What is a paint wash?Put simply, wash painting is a hue or tint applied in a thin transparent layer.Color wash paintingWashes should be applied loosely in the very beginning stages of painting.