Listen in to a helpful discussion around painters block and get tips on some things artists and students can do to overcome it, and work through it.
Good to see you this morning.
Yes, I want to talk to you today about feeling, and what do you do when you feel that... Read More
Listen in and review the dialogue between Sherrie and Jackie in today's blog on how teaching art can teach you to become a master.
What Do You Learn from Teaching Art?
Hi, Sherrie. How are you?
I'm good, Jackie, how are you doing?
Good. Good. Today I want to talk about your... Read More
When Abstract Realism and Expressionism dawned in the late 1960s and early 1970s, some of its leaders—Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline and Willem DeKooning—came on the scene showcasing the abstract beauty of paint itself without the dilution of a recognizable image. Pollock highlighted creativity in the controlled accident. Kline in the... Read More
This blog will explain the Golden Mean, Golden Ratio and Golden Section. These terms all refer to the same phenomenon. They reflect a regularly occurring proportional ratio in nature that can be included in your art to achieve effective composition.
The Golden Section is a mathematical ratio commonly found in nature, which is the ratio... Read More
What are Planes?
How do I see planes?
In this blog you will heighten your art education by learning how to see planes. Students often can't decipher separate planes on a subject, which weakens the structural strength of their work. It is important to be aware of planes and to see them clearly.... Read More
Glazing and Scumbling in Oil Painting
David A Leffel
What is glazing in painting?
What is scumbling in painting?
When do artists use glazing in the oil painting process? When is it appropriate to use the process of scumbling? Enhancing an oil painting with the use of glazing is a useful tool. Understanding the... Read More
How do I clean oil paint out of my brushes?
Improper washing of your oil painting brushes is not only harmful to the brushes, it also becomes very costly in the long run. So often students have trouble cleaning paint out of the metal ferrule of the brush, which can cause... Read More