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Daniel Smith Watercolor Grounds

Today I present a Daniel Smith Titanium White and Mars Black watercolor ground review. So many puns came to mind for this supply. I’ll <i>try</i> to keep …

The Arts

Trumps feature Central Park in congressional picnic invite

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will host members of Congress and guests at the White House for a picnic in late June. Only problem? The invite features a pleasant watercolor painting of what appears to be New York's Central Park.<p>The congressional picnic will take place the …

Watercolor Painting

This face filter technology can turn you into a statue or an oil painting

Are we looking at a face filter face off?<p>A team of researchers led by a professor at the Czech Technical University in Prague has created an AI-powered algorithm that can animate faces in the style of another photograph. In other words, a bidding war between Snapchat and Facebook is probably about …

Oil Paintings

Could art classes be the new book clubs?

“Wow, that’s brilliant,” exclaims a tourist, cooing over my boyfriend’s easel, as we stand side-by-side painting the view outside’s Mayfair’s Connaught hotel. “You’ve captured the tones, the mood, the energy. Look at those light-dappled trees!”<p>He turns to my canvas. “And this…” The statement hangs …

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Howard Hodgkin’s portraits without people

He didn’t so much paint his sitters as his feelings about them<p>“I am not an abstract painter,” declared Howard Hodgkin in 2006. Take a look at his …

Art

Painting Flesh Tones with Layered Glazes by David Soper Part 2

<i>Painting Flesh Tones – the PRELUDE</i><p>With Akito’s face painted, see Part 1 Painting Flesh Tones HERE, it was time to turn my attention to the flesh …

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Introducing a Star Wars Painting Master

I probably don’t have to tell GeekDad readers that once you have children, things change. Free time is reduced, priorities alter, energy levels are …

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The Fascinating Reason You're Choosing Certain Paint Colours

When picking out a paint colour (or, for that matter, a beauty product), you've probably marvelled at the interesting colour names, ranging from the …

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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, …

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20 Master Watercolor Teachers Offer Their Best Advice

What Puts a Watercolor Beginner on the Expert Path?<p>Every master was once a student. Every watercolor beginner deserves to hear–straight from the best …

Art

Digital Painting, 37 Intermediate Tricks and Techniques

Gary Tonge is one of the UK’s foremost concept designers with more than 20 years experience as a digital artist. He currently works as Art Director …

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Conserving Dürer’s Triumphal Arch: Getting the big picture

Once we had finished washing all of the sheets (which you can read about in the previous blog) we laid them out to get an impression of what the …

History

Sketchbooks You Won't Want to Put Down

Sketchbooks are the artist's constant companion, repositories of our observation and thought. Here are my pick of the best sketchbooks, covering a …

The Arts

How to Breathe New Life Into Your Grill

Sitting out in the sun, weathering the winters and the wear and tear of use, causes the finish on any grill or smoker to deteriorate. If your grill …

BBQ

Dan Tippett: Outside the box

Dan Tippett uses a spray can like a conductor uses his baton: expertly, effortlessly, and the result is mesmerising. Tippett's one of our legendary …

Oil Paintings

Are You Planning to Buy Any of the New Paints?

A Facebook post from Daniel Smith Watercolor Paints caught my eye.<p><b>Introducing 8 NEW Watercolors!</b><p>New paints? Exciting news for artists – and the link …

The Arts

Thirty-One from Oaxaca

“31,” an exhibition of works on paper by Domenico Zindato, is at Andrew Edlin Gallery through June 4. Zindato, who was born in Italy, began the project after stopping by a small shop in Mexico City, where he stumbled on an album with thirty-one sheets of handcrafted paper from Oaxaca, made with …

Oaxaca

Show features abstract works of pioneer artist

A solo exhibition of veteran sculptor Chen Gukui is undersay at the Shanghai Oil Painting and Sculpture Institute. Born in 1943 in Wenzhou, Zhejiang …

Oil Paintings

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye's Fictive Figures

British-Ghanaian painter and writer Lynette Yiadom-Boakye's recently opened solo exhibition, "Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Under-Song For A Cipher," at the …

Art

How to Fix Mistakes and Make Changes in Watercolor

Watercolor painting has the reputation of being unforgiving, but there are several different ways to fix mistakes in watercolor, make changes, or …

Watercolor Painting

e-David, the painting robot | Euromaxx Videos | DW.COM | 15.05.2017

Computer scientists at Konstanz University have developed a painting robot called e-David. But can he really paint as well as Picasso or other great …

Robotics

Happy Little You Can Now Surf Random Bob Ross Videos Online, Forever

You never have to choose between Bob Ross videos ever again.<p>Which is your favorite of Bob Ross’ bizarrely calming “Joy of Painting” tutorial videos?<p>Is it the one in which a fuzzy-headed Ross uses his inside voice to gently guide you through painting a wood cabin and a snowy expanse? How about the …

Art

Loose Watercolor Painting Demonstration “Funshine” with Andrew Geeson

Join artist Andrew Geeson in this delightful watercolor demonstration. He takes you from a simple sketch to a beautiful country landscape scene using …

Watercolor Painting

Counteracting the nihilism of depression through painting

I’ve suffered from severe depression since I was 18. When I was young it was confusing and scary; now I understand the signs and see a …

Mental Health

Mysterious Instagram Artist Makes Hundreds of Alien Glyphs

The Instagram artist known only as Jonas is making hundreds of vividly colored and slowly evolving serial paintings.<p>When we think of paintings, we don't really picture very long, slowly evolving serialized concepts, but a German artist by the name of Jonas is doing precisely that by making a number …

Artists

The 1 Breathtaking Way to Transform Your Wall With Paint

<i>This post originally appeared in Martha Stewart.</i><p>One way to dress up a room is to hang art. Another? Transform a plain wall into a gorgeous installation. This subtle ombré technique is actually quite simple (a slightly imperfect flow looks more interesting and organic anyway). Start at the top with …

Home Decorating

The colour wheel: a basic guide to clothing colour matching

Coco Chanel once said ‘the best colour in the world is the one that looks good on you.’ Easier said than done, it seems.<p>While it's all well and good planning to embrace the bright block tones and colour clashes on the catwalks, it's important to understand how to wear colour correctly and ensure …

Clothing

Exceptionally Talented Artist Takes Hyperrealistic Oil Painting to Near Perfection

Swedish artist Anna Halldin Maule spends several months glazing layer upon layer of oil paint to create these stunning works of art that can easily …

Weird

How to Pick a Paint Brush

If you’ve ever grabbed the cheapest paint brush figuring they were all the same, you now know what to blame for disappointing painting results. …

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Palm Painting Will Give You the Natural Highlights Of Your Dreams

For those of you who have jumped on the balayage bandwagon, you already know it’s a phenomenal technique used to add incredibly natural-looking …

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