One of the things my art mentor has pushed me to do is study and think about artists from history. I have even copied several historical paintings to get a feel for how those works were created and to understand that style of art. Now, younger me was not into this so much. I took… Continue reading 5 Artists From History Who Will Inspire Your Art
Layers of different materials and supplies are what makes mixed media art different from other styles of art. You may not layer like an onion or parfait, but you get the idea! One thing I didn't realize when I first started doing mixed media art was that you can't slap just any old thing onto… Continue reading All About Layers in Mixed Media Art
If you do mixed media art - or any art - for any length of time , you will probably find yourself with a stash of art supplies that are your "go-to" items. The supplies you love will depend on what type of art you do and your particular style. But don't be surprised to… Continue reading Fun Mixed Media Supplies: Watercolor Crayons
An Art Hack for When You Feel Uncomfortable Drawing Question: Are there any alternatives to drawing certain items for mixed media artists? Answer: Yes! Confession time: I absolutely suck at drawing flowers. It's almost embarrassing how bad I am at it. Especially considering I can make other things I draw or paint look almost photorealistic.… Continue reading Mixed Media Art Hack: Alternatives to Drawing
Do we make real art? And . . . should we care?? Before the world became so connected (Hey, Internet) it often seemed like there was one approved path for doing certain things. Sure, some people straggled off the path and were later hailed as geniuses or trailblazers, but those people were more often than… Continue reading Is Mixed Media Art REAL Art?
Mixed Media Art: So Many Choices! There are an infinite number of different styles of mixed media art. The basic definition of mixed media art is simple: to combine two or more mediums or materials and create a work of art. But the ways you can accomplish that are mind boggling! If you look up… Continue reading Different Styles of Mixed Media Art: How to Find Your Perfect Fit
If you've been doing art for any length of time, you may have the same problem I do. Half-finished artworks. Abandoned canvases. Paintings you faced to the wall because you don't want to look at them. Why? Well, let's be honest - they kinda suck. Why We Leave Art Unfinished Maybe you were just… Continue reading Can You “Save” a Painting That Sucks?
The Secret to Painting Realistic Eyes The eyes are the windows to the soul. The eyes have it. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. These cliché phrases are so popular because they are true! If you are painting a person or animal, one of the most important (and most intimidating) parts to paint… Continue reading Amazing Eyes: 10 Hacks for Painting Realistic Eyes in Mixed Media Portraits