How to Paint Dots | Dot Day Projects

There is just something about dots that make them the quintessential art project embellishment. I don’t know if anyone loves them quite as much as Yayoi Kusama, who’s out-of-this-world artwork inspires art teachers everywhere. Kusama is one of those highly relatable artist’s for young students. Her artwork is approachable, whimsical and covered in dots! But … Read more

Best Matte Mediums for Acrylic Paint –

Acrylic medium is a versatile product for use with acrylic paint and in mixed-media projects. A liquid that’s milky when wet and translucent when dry, it can be added to acrylic to increase fluidity; the more you add, the thinner and more transparent the color will become. This makes it particularly handy for glazes and … Read more

Asian Women and Nonbinary Artists Paint Their Major Feelings

The term “Asian American” was born in 1968 at UC Berkeley when a Chinese American and Japanese American couple recruited members for their coalition, the Asian American Pacific Alliance (AAPA), flipping through the campus directory and contacting everyone whose last name sounded Asian enough . Little surprise, then, that half a century later the integrity … Read more

Best Oil Paint Brushes for Big Strokes and Fine Details –

Painters need not only excellent paints in a variety of hues, they also need a full selection of brushes to create a variety of paint strokes and surfaces. And all painters have their favorite paintbrush—their go-to brush that’s used in every painting, the brush that ushers them into their creative painting zone. One brush, however, … Read more

Best Metallic Acrylic Paint for Glittery Effects –

If you’re looking for a paint to impart an allover metallic effect or one that can just add a light-catching detail here and there, metallic acrylics may be the way to go. But it’s hard enough to find an acrylic paint with a flawless consistency, let alone one with a beautifully balanced metallic sheen. Many … Read more

The Best Paint Brushes for Detail Work –

Detail paint brushes are a handy tool for creating fine lines and tiny brushstrokes. Suitable for use with acrylics, watercolors, gouache, enamel, and oil paints, detail brushes can be used to paint miniatures, models, figurines, nail art, or any other painting project where precision is key. Deciding which detail brush is right for you can … Read more

Walter Murch Sought to “Paint the Air” Between His Eye and His Subject

On December 11, 1967, after giving a talk at a Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture fundraiser at the River Club in New York City, the 60-year-old Walter Tandy Murch suffered a heart attack and died. At the time, Murch stood at the height of his art fame: He had recently been awarded a Guggenheim … Read more

Best Acrylic Paint Sets for Artists and Beginners –

Acrylic is a favored painting medium for both beginners and professionals alike for its easy setup, quick-drying properties, and malleable nature. Made out of pigments suspended in acrylic polymer, acrylic paint is water soluble but becomes water resistant when dry. A highly flexible paint medium, acrylic will provide a crisp, graphic paint edge that can … Read more