Are you as fed up as me of hearing that if you want to get on as an artist, you should steer clear of politics?
The perceived wisdom is that art and politics don’t mix. After all, you don’t want to alienate potential clients...
But are art and politics necessarily a bad thing to put together?
What do you hope to gain when you study the work of a great artist?
While all these are invaluable lessons, following another artist’s footsteps can mean a lot more than this.
Are you spending more time looking at other people’s art than making your own?
Do you feel you haven’t found your unique creative voice?
Maybe it’s time to go on an art diet!
Using a thoroughly modern medium like acrylic paint, doesn't mean you can't get the classic look of chiaroscuro.
I share my workflow for a chiaroscuro palette for flesh tones in acrylic paint.
From the very first day I fell deeply in love.
With the work of artist Cai Guo-Qiang, I mean.
Cai Guo-Quiang has been featuring animals as part of his multi-facetted work for a long while - his flying wolves and tigers embedded with arrows are some of his most famous examples.
So World Animal Day seems the perfect opportunity to share his work with you.