While much of nature seems to be in a passive, resting state, for many of us this time of year elicits ambitious goals and dreams for the coming months. And so just in time, this issue of Artists on Art brings you inspiration and action-oriented guidance. Learn more . . .
“While cadavers lack the characteristic of gesture, there is a nearly fantastical appreciation of the form sense, layer by layer,” Thompson says. “The study of the threading and composition of human form is an inexhaustible source of learning.” Read more about a recent drawing workshop from the Art Students League of New York.
A FACE scholarship recipient shares her work, her personal path through art, and more, in this exclusive Q&A.
This art quote comes to you from Charlie Hunter, author of the post "Landscape Painting or Rotting American Portrait?"
“There are thousands of options every time you pick up a brush,” says Nancy Depew. “What will guide the decisions you make and what priorities will be revealed by those decisions? Those are the questions that fascinate me. My paintings are done only after I’ve resolved every question.”
Seeing a real emotion materialize on a flat paper as a face comes alive is almost like being outside your body, watching another person create something. As that special zone in your mind comes to an end, you step back and wonder how the painting came to that point.
“If I did manage to recover and had another chance, I would spend the rest of my life creating these paintings as a way to explain the miracles present in the world.”