Sophie McKay Knight, acrylic painting
by Lee Down
13-11-2019

The creative life can be quietly gratifying. The thing is to allow ourselves to become a vessel for a work of art to come through and allow that work to guide our hands

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22-01-2018

Hello Artists! My name is Karrie Ross, I too am an artist and in 2013 I created a yearly art-project-book series that spotlights artists, their art and a story. The artists I know really like to share what is happening in their lives. One of the things that make us who we are, are the …
Thomas Andrew - How to Create a Calendar
by ThomasAndrewArt
14-11-2017

Creating a wall calendar is actually quite simple. It makes for a great present, which also acts as a year-round marketing tool. Plus, the profit margin on this beautiful gift item is very good. Here are the steps to producing a wall calendar and a video you can watch. 1) Take pictures of your artwork …
A Blanket of Sky by Dawn Rodger
by Lee Down
13-09-2017

Have you ever wondered why so much art is being posted online? Who are all those seemingly successful artists who embrace the online market effortlessly? It is as if they have some virtual fairy godmother waving their wand at Facebook and Instagram, doing their every whim and desire! How do they get so many people …
Sgt Pepper Album Cover Art
by mfaris
09-07-2017

by Michael Faris What makes a good album cover? It’s a weird format, being square, which can be circumvented by a clever artist (by using background tricks to “reformat” it into a rectangle). It should somehow be visually related to the band and the music. It should somehow reflect the zeitgeist of the times or …
Valerie Solanas
by mfaris
07-06-2017

Three days before she shot Andy Warhol, Valerie Solanas asked author Paul Krassner for some money. He loaned her $50, which he later speculated might have been used to buy the pistol that was used in the shooting. Solanas had been one of the many people who were active in the drug lifestyle of 1960s …
Indoctrination by Michael Faris
by mfaris
22-05-2017

Censorship of artwork has been happening for centuries. This type of suppression is destructive and unnecessary. Here are some aspects of censorship to consider as it relates to visual art. The people who want to censor artwork, or literature, or clothing, or anything else, often do so under the pretense of acting out of a …
Sistine Chapel back wall - Last Judgement (Michelangelo)
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19-05-2017

What exactly is the era and style of mannerism art? Put simply, it is one possible answer to a question regarding Western art during the height of the Renaissance, to wit, “Where do we go from here?” For over three centuries artists were trying to perfect their craft of painting to reflect the quality of …

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05-02-2017

What a great question! What traits do you feel are important for an artist? We posed this question to the audience at Arts, Artists, Artwork fan page on Facebook and received a tremendous response. A lot of commonalities as people shared like minded views. A wide variety of responses, too.  Some really exceptional thoughts were …
Renaissance vs Baroque Art Quiz
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13-01-2017

I’ve been asked more than once, and I have encountered various people who have expressed confusion regarding Baroque vs. Renaissance art. In fact, despite my several courses in art history and appreciation, it still took me several hours of individual study to really get a grasp of the difference. Most people understand that if a …