The Astoria Art Loft October 2nd Saturday Art Walk

DOTS ‘N DOODLES NEWSLETTER The Astoria Art Loft October 2nd Saturday Art Walk Sharon Caulkins What do you do with old floats?  Some people hang them from trees, others throw them around the yard, and others let them lie where they fall.  Artists, especially one north coast artist,  makes good use of them.  Sharon Caulkins […]

Once in a Blue Moon

Once in a Blue Moon Inspired by the allure and beauty of Willapa Bay, Penny Treat and Renee O’Connor are our Featured Artists for July at ArtPort Gallery located at 177 Howerton Way on the Ilwaco waterfront. Penny’s vibrant and expressive watercolors and wood block prints, and Renee’s elegant, organic vases, platters and mosaic jewelry, celebrate […]

A History Of Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionism Abstract Expressionism – from the Metropolitan Museum of Art 2006.32.51 1984.613.1 1985.63.5 1995.234 64.146 1986.441.1 1996.367 1994.399 65.247 1984.613.7 1982.147.27 1972.127 68.178 57.92 1984.613.6 1995.595 Abstract Expressionism – a new vanguard emerged in the early 1940s, primarily in New York, where a small group of loosely affiliated artists created a stylistically diverse body […]

How To Paint a Realistic Eye in Watercolor

This interesting tutorial is by Lindsay Weirich – she demonstrates a method of painting realistic eyes. How To Paint a Realistic Eye in Watercolor step by step color mixing and painting tutorial. Paint colors: Cerulean Blue PB35 Alizarin Crimson PR206 Prussian Blue PB27 Yellow Ocher PY43 Burnt Sienna PR101 Brushes: #8 round, #2 round mimik […]

Van Gogh Museum To Restore Painting

Van Gogh Museum Plans To Restore Iconic ‘Sunflowers’ Painting In order “to keep it in better condition for future generations.”Sarah Cascone artnet News This article originally appeared on artnet News. Universal History Archive via Getty Images One of Vincent van Gogh‘s vibrant “Sunflowers” paintings may take on renewed life, thanks to the Van Gogh Museum in […]

Adult coloring book craze

Adult coloring

Adult coloring book craze prompts global pencil shortage by Alexandra Sims The world’s biggest pencil manufacturer has been forced to run extra shifts in its factory to keep up with demand Coloring books have become a surprising feature of many bookshops’ bestsellers lists in recent years Faber-Castell A surge in the number of people buying […]

Getting into Juried Art Shows

juried art shows

Five Tips for Getting into Juried Art Shows By: Karen Leland | February 13, 2009 In this simulated jury slide presentation from a theoretical show (above), Titian (Tiziano Vecellio, c. 1485–1576) might have presented his work in this order. Portrait of Francesco Maria della Rovere would have been a good opener as a strong work […]

Art By Marga

Art By Marga Imagination… My art training comes from watching and experimenting and then doing it all over again, exposing a little more of me, Marga, with every attempt. With each coat of paint, whether it’s watercolors, gouache or acrylics, comes depth and motion…it’s exciting and satisfying to see my work evolve from one layer […]

Ban on Cadmium

Ban on Cadmium

Ban on Cadmium Pigments Could Change Art Forever Henri Matisse, The Red Studio (1911) Photo via: Arts Everyday Living Ban on Cadmium Pigments Could Change Art Forever. Artists’ palettes might be about to change forever. A proposed Europe-wide ban on cadmium pigments found in acrylic, oil, and watercolor paints could be enforced in the next […]