Welcome to Art Opening(s), the podcast where there are no gatekeepers, no stupid questions, and art for all. Hosted by Courtney Jordan and Samantha Sanders and sponsored by Network.Self-Care — What’s In It for Creatives?Today we’re talking self-care. But we think we’ve got some ideas that you’ll want to know of, like ways to fight creative burnout and how to only be a suffering artist if that’s just what you’re into.
“Oh please be careful with me, I’m sensitiveAnd I’d like to stay that way.” – Jewel from “I’m Sensitive”The very same traits that give many artists and other creative folk their vivid imaginations and rich inner lives can also cause almost debilitating struggles. They also stress that high sensitivity is not a disorder and in many cultures is greatly respected.
A trio of pears. A collection of gourds. A bowl of apples. As a still life subject, painting food—particularly colorful fruit and vegetables—is a timeless choice. While their subjects may certainly include classics—cherries, lemons, tangerines—they’ve also widened their exploration of the genre, extending their search for subject from the produce department to the candy aisle, bakery case and beyond.
Michael Klein: Weekend with the Masters art instructorKarinas Rose by Michael Klein, oil painting.Michael Klein is a young artist in the NovoRealist movement (new realism), creating melancholic oil painting art that has a distinct and haunting feeling. He began his academic art training at the age of 18 with Richard Whitney, and continued at Richard Lacks The Atelier, in Minneapolis.
Viewing a pastel portrait by Sharon Pomales is like peering through a door cracked open or wandering unnoticed into a room. Her intimate depictions invite even the most casual observer to linger and look more closely at a subject — a subject who may be unaware there’s an observer at all.Pomales prefers to paint her family, particularly her children.
Year after year, the Annual Art Competition gives Artists Magazine the opportunity to showcase outstanding contemporary artists from around the world. Traditionally, this competition awards work in five categories:Abstract/ExperimentalAnimal/WildlifeLandscapePortrait/Figure Still Life/InteriorIn this landmark 35th year, we added a grand prize winner selected from the first-place winners in the five categories.