Jul
1
2011

Celebrating American Artists this 4th of July

Inspiring American paintings for Independence Day! This 4th of July weekend, why not brush up on your American art history?  Many great artists -- and art movements -- were born and worked right here in the USA, inspiring generations of artists after them.  From sculptors and photographers to filmmakers, performance artists, printmakers and more,  America has been melting pot not only for nationalities, but for artistic styles as well.  Over the past 235 years, America has borne thousands of talented artists, more than we could possibly name here. Here are just a very few of our country's most beloved painters!... [More]
Jun
27
2011

It's ARTY time

It's ARTY time!Please join in our fun game, you can comment right on this page! Sometimes, when the heat is oppressive ( like now :-) ) or you're suffering from a creative block, it's good to take a little time out and just be silly! We've all had those times where no matter what, the image or idea we're trying to get across in our art is just not cooperating: and the harder we try, the worse the outcome seems to get. Often, the best way to deal with these instances is simply not to. Leave your painting, your sculpture, your drawing — before you rip it to pieces in frustration — and focus on something else for a while. Sure,... [More]
Jun
23
2011

My life is art. Art is my life.

Being an artist isn't just about putting pencil to paper, or brush to canvas. Art can and does mean so much more than that, to so many people. Art is a way of seeing the world, a way of expression, oftentimes a compulsion: we simply must create! Art may be a way to explore your world or your imagination. Art may inspire a beginning painter to take steps into learning a new medium, or an accomplished artist to experiment with a new technique. Art is teaching, art is learning. Art can be exciting, empowering, and an expression of love. Art can be a challenge: both frustrating and rewarding at the same time, leading to a sense of a... [More]

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