Category : Artist Daily

Artist Daily / Article - 4 months ago

Do You Know How to Be Creative?

Can you learn how to be creative? Can you learn how to be more creative? Even as an adult who might have had to set aside creative or artistic pursuits because of work or family responsibilities? The answer is simply, yes. Creativity is part of what...

Artist Daily / Article - 4 months ago

The Zen of Traveling with Art Supplies

FOR THOMAS SCHALLER LESS IS MORE WHEN IT COMES TO PACKING FOR TRAVEL and PLEIN AIR PAINTING Like most people traveling for work, I sometimes feel as if I live on airplanes, so packing for trips has taken on added significance. I confess to being slig...

Artist Daily / Article - 4 months ago

The Friendship That Changed Art

He would deny it publicly, but Jackson Pollock owed much of his rhythmic, energetic style to Thomas Hart Benton. by Emily Esfahani Smith At first glance, Thomas Hart Benton (1889– 1975) and Jackson Pollock (1912–56) make an odd pair. Benton, the sop...

Artist Daily / Article - 4 months ago

10 Different Approaches to Drawing

Drawing Ideas for Beginners and Beyond The thing about drawing is that it should be enjoyable. Sketching in particular should be fast, immediate and about catching a moment that can be developed later or simply for the joy of capturing a movement an...

Artist Daily / Article - 4 months ago

14 Best Places to Sketch

Sketching Spots That Are Accessible and Interesting Sketching is the best and easiest and most immediate way you can let your creativity flow. Just put pen on paper and you are halfway there. Here are 14 of the best places to sketch that are perfect...

Artist Daily / Article - 4 months ago

Why Did Whistler Paint His Mother Like That

Portrait Lessons from James Abbott McNeill Whistler James Abbott McNeill Whistler was a leading artist in his day. He was forward-thinking and unapologetic in his belief in art for art’s sake. Meanwhile he was a skillful and diverse painter who expl...

Artist Daily / Article - 4 months ago

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Edgar Degas

Taking It Beyond Ballerinas and Corny Jokes For many art lovers, the 19th-century French artist Edgar Degas’ legacy begins and ends with ballerinas. But the reality is there is more to know about this sculptor, painter, printer and draftsman besides...

Artist Daily / Article - 4 months ago

Art Brushes 101

Brush Tips for Every Artist Want to stay on a sure stroke with a little brush savvy? Here are tips on the art brushes you are most likely to use, plus how to customize your own and what brush to use and when. Don’t Stop at One Use two or more identi...

Artist Daily / Article - 4 months ago

Emoji Day: Art History Edition

Recognize the Famous Artworks Behind the Emojis? From Grant Wood’s greatest hit to Munch’s tense figures to Renaissance masterpieces, can you identify these famous artworks when they are creatively enhanced (read obscured) by a few strategically pla...

Artist Daily / Article - 5 months ago

A Sucker for Architecture

Watercolor Art and Architecture of the City Arches, towers, doorways, bridges and vaulted ceilings — I love all aspects of architecture and engineering. And it was through these things that I first started to appreciate plein air painting. Before, w...