Category Archives: Famous Artists

Mary Cassatt’s Good Fight

As a respectable woman in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Mary Cassatt faced many restrictions.

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Mary Cassatt’s Good Fight

As a respectable woman in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Mary Cassatt faced many restrictions.

Impressionist Styles

Characteristics of an Impressionist painting include distinctive brush strokes, vivid colors, ordinary subject matter, candid poses and compositions and most importantly, emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities and unusual visual angles.

Impressionist Styles

Characteristics of an Impressionist painting include distinctive brush strokes, vivid colors, ordinary subject matter, candid poses and compositions and most importantly, emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities and unusual visual angles.

The Beginnings of Impressionism

Impressionism appeals to us, perhaps, because it allows us to understand art a very personal level. We’re not shown everything but are, instead, given subtle hints.

The Beginnings of Impressionism

Impressionism appeals to us, perhaps, because it allows us to understand art a very personal level. We’re not shown everything but are, instead, given subtle hints.

Outside the Lines

Painting outdoors appeals to me in many ways. I love nature, I enjoy hiking, and I’m probably at my happiest when I’m in a woodland setting or at the water’s edge. So, why haven’t I done more plein air painting? Good question.

Outside the Lines

Painting outdoors appeals to me in many ways. I love nature, I enjoy hiking, and I’m probably at my happiest when I’m in a woodland setting or at the water’s edge. So, why haven’t I done more plein air painting? Good question.

Emotions in Art

I’ve written a lot about emotions in art. For me, emotion is what draws me to a particular painting when I’m looking at works of art. Now, as an artist, emotion also draws me to particular scenes, and when I pick up

Emotions in Art

I’ve written a lot about emotions in art. For me, emotion is what draws me to a particular painting when I’m looking at works of art. Now, as an artist, emotion also draws me to particular scenes, and when I pick up

Art, Animals, and Activism

Art is so much more than pretty pictures or even interesting compositions. Art can also be inspiring — in more than the usual sense. Because art has the ability to touch us at deep, emotional levels, it can stir us to action.

Art, Animals, and Activism

Art is so much more than pretty pictures or even interesting compositions. Art can also be inspiring — in more than the usual sense. Because art has the ability to touch us at deep, emotional levels, it can stir us to action.

The Allure of Darkness

I’ve been reading about Gothic art — not the historical sort, but the more modern-day concept that many artists have embraced. I’ll admit that I don’t understand a lot of it, but I’m old, and no doubt a bit old-fashioned in my

The Allure of Darkness

I’ve been reading about Gothic art — not the historical sort, but the more modern-day concept that many artists have embraced. I’ll admit that I don’t understand a lot of it, but I’m old, and no doubt a bit old-fashioned in my