Contemporary Impressionism, New-Impressionism, Painterly style - whatever description you use the expectation remains the same. You expect a style of painting that is bold, packed with big juicy brushwork, suggested details, simplification of shapes and a little mystery too. These paintings are representational, but often flirt close to abstraction.
This approach to painting has been my guiding light for the past ten years or more. The loose, painterly approach is exciting, different and often frustratingly elusive. One of the artists that is pushing the boundaries of Neo-Impressionism is Russian artist Bato Dugarzhapov.
Are you an artist, small business owner or entrepreneur? If so then you have had to think about keeping your finances in order. You are thinking about tax returns, bookkeepers and how to make a profit. That is a lot of stress. Where do you start? Well you are in luck because my guest on An Artist's Journey Podcast episode 46 is dedicated to help you gain your financial sanity.
Read on to discover how you master your finances today.
Are you looking for top quality acrylic paint? In this article I'm comparing professional and student grade acrylics. More specifically one of the top brands, Golden Heavy Body acrylics. Plus there is a full demonstration video for you to see the acrylic paints in action. Do these heavy body acrylics provide a real alternative to oils?
Can your art become a real business? These days more creatives are looking for alternate sources of income through their art. If you have employment, which is good, you may still be looking for something on the side that is fun to do. Perhaps you want to exit formal employment and start your own business making art? All of this is possible, as I have discovered myself. Using the right tools and resources makes this much easier.
I thought it would be fun to share my NEW favorite tools and resources for side hustle success with you. *
Composition is critically important. Picking the right subject and then deciding what to do with it will make the difference between successful paintings and flops. So taking your time with assessing the subject and then deciding on the format cannot be wished away. In this article I will introduce you to the principles of design. Then demonstrate how I compose a painting from a photograph.
Meet my special guest, Shawn Auguston, who is an wonderful artist and advocate for art therapy. Shawn discusses his own struggle as an army veteran with PTSD. His successful treatment through art therapy and how this lead to his own art career success. An inspirational story and one of hope for others suffering from mental health issues.
Listen to or watch the podcast below.
How can artists and creatives find the focus to achieve business success? World uncertainty, financial pressures and distractions can keep this objective out of reach. My special guest in An Artist's Journey Podcast has dedicated herself to helping artists succeed. Plus she has a special gift for you too.
Find out more in the interview below!
Will 2021 be the year that you decide to start your own profitable side hustle? Perhaps you intend to develop a side hustle into a full-time creative business one day? After a stressful and unprecedented 2020 many artists have found themselves questioning the way forward. This may be the catalyst to creating a sustainable small business that you enjoy in the future. One which brings in extra income and may even turn into your primary income one day.
This was the mindset that I adopted 10 years ago and fortunately it was the best decision I made. With the experience that I've had over the past decade I put together a bundle of courses and training that may be useful to you.
Find out more about the Creative Side Hustle Bundle below.
Snow is a fascinating painting subject. In theory the colour of snow is white, however in real life it is anything but. Snow has the ability to reflect different kinds of light and creates wonderful shadows. Snow shows off natural landscape features in a mysterious and exciting way. If you want to see your landscape transformed, wait for the snow fall and a magical new landscape is created overnight. Snow has long fascinated artists and they are many examples of how artists have interpreted this enigmatic subject.
In this lesson I want to focus on two particular kinds of light which you will typically find in most situations. I will discuss the colours that are appropriate in such landscapes and how you can open up your creativity and expressiveness when facing these landscapes. Let's Begin
Gouache painting is growing in popularity. This medium dates back six hundred years, but you would think it was invented last year and everyone wants to try it out. Why is gouache popular? It is water-based and opaque and this makes it super versatile and beginner friendly. But is gouache easier to master? In this article I want to share thoughts on how to improve your gouache painting so that you get more out of the experience.