Terry Lee Dawson

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The President and the Art of the Oil Painting

For a man forged in the noise and anger of warfare, Eisenhower painted as if he had spent his whole life yearning for tranquillity.<p>You aren’t a politician. You’ve never run for any elective office, anywhere. But because of your renown in a different field, virtually every American knows your name. …

Art

Secrets To Painting in the Style of Realism

What many people mean when they say they'd like to learn to paint, is that they'd like to learn to paint realism—to create a painting that looks …

Art

How to Create Abstract Art

How to Create Abstract Art and Have a Blast Doing it!<p><b>What IS Abstract Art?</b><p>How to create abstract art starts first with knowing exactly what “abstract …

An Introduction to Art Paint Brushes

01<p>of 18<p>How the Size of an Art Paint Brush is Indicated<p>Artist's paintbrushes come in an array of sizes, shapes, and hairs. Find out more about the …

10 Things About...Edges

-Greg Manchess <br>Stages of Resolution 1, detail <br>One of the most difficult concepts to grasp about painting is the use of edges. Students often go …

Graphics

How to Use Large Brushstrokes to Build Composition

From Still Life to Landscape — Learn Painting with Identical StepsLemon Wedge (oil, 6×6) By Karen O’Neil. Article contributions by Cherie Haas.Learn …

Graphics

20+ Modern Twists on Edvard Munch’s Masterpiece ‘The Scream’

Recently, many artists have embraced a fascinating trend: putting a contemporary spin on well-known works of art. From classical paintings to modernist masterpieces, many iconic artworks have been inventively updated by avant-garde creatives who look to art history as a source of both inspiration …

The 8 Elements of Composition in Art

Composition is the term used to describe the arrangement of the visual elements in a painting or other artwork. It is how the Elements of Art and …

Digital Art

Top 7 Books on Color for Artists

This is a selection of books I've found useful and accessible for learning more about colors, paint pigments, and color mixing. Given that color is …

13 Ways for Artists to Sell Their Creative Work Online

With every passing year, more and more art is being sold online as opposed to standard settings. Even galleries themselves, traditionally a haven of in-person sales, are seeing more and more online business. In fact, some young galleries report that more than half their sales come online, meaning …

eCommerce

From crushed bugs to cow urine: the history of colours – in pictures

A new exhibition in Melbourne curated by paint-maker David Coles tracks the history of over 200 pigments – some deadly, some revolting, and some so rare and expensive they are no longer in circulation. The exhibition also features the strange world of modern colours – those that can only be seen …

Northern Europe

The Difference Between Inspiration & Imitation

We’re constantly surrounded by creative work of all forms and it’s easy to pick a little of this, a bit of that, and use it to inform our own work. …

Journaling Can Jumpstart Your Creativity

Keeping a journal is a great way to make creativity a daily habit.<p>Creativity.<p>As a writer and graphic designer, it’s a skill I consider integral to my …

People With Creative Personalities Really Do See The World Differently

Actual creative vision.<p>What is it about a creative work such as a painting or piece of music that elicits our awe and admiration? Is it the thrill of …

20 Master Watercolor Teachers Offer Their Best Advice

Funchal by Frank Webb, watercolor, 22 x 30, Collection the artist. (Article contributions by M. Stephen Doherty)<p>What Puts a Watercolor Beginner on …

9 ways to create an expressive palette

Abstract painter Gerry Dudgeon shares nine tips to add life to your colour palette<p>Gerry Dudgeon, <i>Rain in the Atlas Mountains</i>, acrylic on canvas, …

Talent Alone Will Never Be Enough

This curated column is authored by Thomas Oppong, Founding Editor at Alltopstartups “IfThe post Talent Alone Will Never Be Enough appeared first on …

Creativity

Sargent John Singer Painting Technique

John Singer Sargent would <b>do a lot of sketches</b> of a subject, either in pencil or watercolors, before he started an oil painting. These sketches helped …

What $110m for a Basquiat painting tells us about the art market

High prices for famous 20th-century artworks driven by wealthy collectors from the US, Russia and the Middle East<p>A painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat has sold for a record $110.5m (£85m) at an auction in New York, in the latest display of the art market’s attraction to super-rich speculators and art …

Fine Art

‘Time’ Magazine Says Contemporary Art Is to Blame for Trump. That’s Stupid.

Art World<p>Alex Melamid issues a bold and baffling denunciation of cultural "infantilism."<p>,<p>This week, <i>Time</i> has graced its Ideas section with an opinion …

Art

Has art ended again?

Ever since Hegel, artists and critics alike have been claiming that art is finished. But what could that actually mean?<i>By Owen Hulatt</i>Read at Aeon

Art

Draw Your Own Inspiration from the Many Paths of Abstract Painting

Carnival II by Norman Lewis, 1962.<p>How to Paint Abstract Art Step by Step<p>It feels slightly awkward to try to explain how to create an abstract …

Nude thoughts 2

-By Jesper Ejsing <br>Last week I had one of the best Model drawing sessions in a long time. The model was fantastic. She went for poses I have not seen …

Sketching

Students left a pineapple at art exhibit and everyone thought it was modern art

Making fun of modern art will never get old, and nor does it deserve to.<p>Ruiari Gray, a student at Robert Gordon Unversity in Scotland, was recently …

Art

Art History: What is Line Art?

It's often thought that an artist's stroke is the purest way to perceive their abilities. As a line winds across a paper or canvas, this continuous band can emit powerful emotions. Thus, it's no surprise that line art, or line drawing, is one of the most basic elements of visual art.<p>In fact, as one …

Van Gogh at the National Gallery of Victoria – in pictures

Van Gogh and the Seasons, a new exhibition at the NGV in Melbourne, features 49 works from throughout the artist’s career. Ranging from sketches to colourful oil paintings, the works vividly illustrate Vincent van Gogh’s passion for nature and the development of his fascination with colour. Here …

Art

Art Composition Rules

Art composition rules provide a starting point for deciding on a composition for a painting, for deciding where to put things. The Rule of Thirds is …

12 Contemporary Artists Tell Us What it Takes to Make a Great Piece of Art

What does it take to make a great piece of art? This seemingly simple, yet deeply complex, question has been debated throughout the history of art. Who decides what is “good” art and what is “bad” art? While many look to art critics and curators for answers, we decided to turn to a wide variety of …

Art

Scientist explains prestige-biased learning -- and why even art experts can't always grasp art

New research helps explain why experts’ preferences often deviate from laypeople’s preferences in the realm of art.<p>The two-part study, published in …

Marcel Duchamp’s Meditations on Being an Artist – Page 2

"Anything is art if an artist says it is."<p>“I force myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.”<p>“I don’t believe in art. …