Oil pastels are an underappreciated fine art medium and a gloriously frugal color sketch medium for pastels or oils or anything you want to do. This article describes both fine art and fun hobby art applications with some tips and techniques and useful links.
The rise in the price of art has created more criminal interest in the theft of art. Art theft is an old crime that robs society of its cultural treasures. Article features some of the greatest art thefts in history.
The Doge's Palace by Pierre Auguste Renoir, 1887 I first fell in love with Venice on a hot, humid August day. I stumbled off the train with my rucksack and followed the noisy, crowds as they chattered and bantered in at least a dozen languages. A...
Walter Crane is among the most important illustrators ever. He believed illustration and text should blend in a unique design, where every single detail counts. Here is his bio with many examples.
Giotto di Bondone was the first Italian artist that would make up the line of artists responsible for the Italian Renaissance. Lamentation of the Death of Christ is a fresco painting by Giotto that is part of a set of thirty seven paintings for the Scrovegni Chapel in Italy. This painting would...
If you are looking for the best paint brushes for acrylic painting, you have come to the right place. Here, you will know about the anatomy of paint brushes, the perfect set and care instructions.
Learning watercolor with watercolor pencils, discovering digital art along the way. Shaving the pigment from the pencil or creating a pallet by stroking the color on paper and using a brush.
Acrylic paints can essentially replace the quality and color density of oil paints. See the tips and tricks to get your started in painting with acrylics.
"Oyster Creek" painting by Robert A. Sloan from photo by halthepainter on WetCanvas.com, done with R&F Pigment Sticks on canvas board. 5" x 7" Oil Sticks are not oil pastels or crayons or pastels. They're what I thought Oil Pastels were because you...
One of the most popular subjects in Japanese art is cats. "Japanese Cat Art" takes a look at the history of the cat in Japan, cat paintings, the Maneki Neko ("Lucky Cat"), cat anime, and more!