Best Alcohol Inks for Painting On Various Surfaces –

Highly pigmented alcohol ink is an incredibly versatile painting medium. Most products can be used on virtually any nonporous surface, from resin to Yupo paper (a synthetic waterproof paper). These inks can be used straight from the bottle or diluted with alcohol to create lighter tones; Some brands offer blending solutions, but simple isopropyl alcohol … Read more

Best Chinese-Style Bamboo Brushes for Painting and Calligraphy –

Invented in China around 300 BCE, the bamboo brush was originally intended for traditional calligraphy and ink painting styles. When grouped together with the inkstone, inkstick, and xuan paper, these implements form what’s called the “Four Treasures of the Study,” a name used to denote the tools necessary to create ink works. The brush is … Read more

Ernie Barnes Painting Heads to Bonhams—and More Art News –

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines READY YOUR PADDLES! Back in May, Ernie Barnes‘s exhilarating The Sugar Shack (1976) painting soared past its $150,000 low estimate at Christie’s to finish at $15.3 million with fees. His estate signed on to work with … Read more

D*Face’s “Painting Over the Cracks.” On view…

On view beginning August 6th, 2022 at Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles, California is artist D*Face’s highly anticipated solo exhibition, “Painting Over the Cracks.” Instantly recognized as one of the UK’s most prolific Urban Contemporary artists, D*Face (Dean Stockton) has occupied the forefront of his practice since his first sell out show in 2005. … Read more

Best Watercolor Tube Sets for Easy Painting –

Packed full of pigment with organic binders, watercolors in tubes are a beautiful, convenient form of paint, providing saturated color with consistent results. The paints may be used straight from the tube for optimal color saturation; they may also be mixed with water for lighter hues and washes. Because the pigment load is high for … Read more

Maybe Beyoncé’s Album Cover Isn’t Based on a White Man’s Painting

John Collier, “Lady Godiva” (c. 1898) at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum (via Wikimedia Commons) There is a time and place for art historians to bring their expertise to bear on contemporary issues — like when TikToker and art historians Mary McGillivray mapped angles and visual geometry to debunk the Eurovision cocaine controversy. And … Read more

Best Self-Moistening Water Brushes for Painting –

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, ARTNews may receive an affiliate commission. Super convenient for artists on the go, self-moistening water brushes are just paintbrushes with a water reservoir in the shaft: you simply fill up a water brush and get to work. Water brushes are … Read more

Best Stencil Brushes for Painting –

Round and chubby, stencil brushes feature bristles that are carefully trimmed to form a blunt end. These specialty brushes are used to better apply paint through a stencil, as they help prevent colors from seeping beneath your template. Rather than brushing in wide gestures, you typically tap or apply it using scrubbing motions, holding the … Read more

Heirs of Proust’s Cousin Sue Christie’s to Recover Looted Dutch Painting –

The heirs of a French banker have filed a lawsuit to recover an 18th-century Dutch painting that had been consigned for sale at Christie’s and was looted during World War II. A hearing in response to the suit is scheduled to take place on June 29 in a Parisian judicial court. The painting at the … Read more