Sketching and Drawing Online Workshop

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Brandon Schaefer’s Sketching and Drawing Workshop is now open and it’s completely FREE to watch and draw along! Brandon is a California-based artist.  He’s always enjoyed drawing throughout his life and discovered painting within the last few years.  He shares his knowledge and adventures on YouTube and is working to […]

Greg Mike, Max Sansing, PichiAvo, Mr. June & More

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Adding sixteen new murals to Downtown Cincinnati, BLINK, the nation’s largest light and art festival, took place last month for the first time since 2019. The cleverly captivating artwork featured above was painted by Atlanta-based Greg Mike. Several more murals — all captured by by travel and street photographer Karin du […]

Realizing a Range of Texture

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Share: Diversify textures to create details, convey mood and build atmosphere in a painting. by Andy Evansen When people think of the word “texture” in the context of painting, typically they envision something rough. Texture doesn’t have to imply bumps and ridges, however. Texture can also feel smooth, damp, soft, […]

Keeping Memories Alive through Ofrendas 

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 I have lived in Columbus for 30 years! Living in Central Ohio and working in Columbus has exposed me to the beautiful celebration of Día de los Muertos through the community I serve as part of Proyecto Mariposas and Martin de Porres Center. While remembering the souls of those have […]

Blue and Silver – Chelsea – Lines and Colors

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Nocturne: Blue and Silver – Chelsea, James Abbott McNeill Whistler; oil on wood, roughly 20 x 24″ (61 x 50cm) Link above is to Zoomable image on Google Art Project; original is in the Tate, London; downloadable large file on Wikimedia Commons. Whistler often titled his pieces in musical terms; […]