Des qualités de peinture juteuse qui vous attireront

What draws you into your favorite pieces of art? Is it the use of color? The composition, perhaps? For Julie Gilbert Pollard, it’s the texture of the paint itself, specifically, in watercolor and oil paintings. “When I’m looking at paintings in a gallery or museum, the ones that cause me to stop in my tracks …

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Janvier 2016 Artiste du mois | Susan Brandsema

Congratulations to our January Artist of the Month, Susan Brandsema! Susan was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! Her painting Almost Home is below. Read more about how the artist how nature, photography and family all inspire her equally! Babylon, Long Island, NY ~ rsbabylon.fineartstudioonline.com Almost Home (oil, 11×14) by Susan Brandsema My …

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Tableau de mélange des couleurs de Birgit O’Connor

Today’s art tip comes from watercolor artist Birgit O’Connor, one of our popular artistmagazine.tv instructors. The following article about using a color mixing chart has great information about the why and how, including a free, downloadable template. Start here, then browse free previews of Birgit’s art video workshops at artistmagazine.tv, where you’ll find more than …

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Un mélange de respect, d'inspiration et de frustration | Les bases du dessin

I’m usually pretty good at keeping secrets, but Sarah Parks has one that’s too good not to share. Actually, she has several, and they all involve one thing: drawing basics. We’ll get to that in a moment, but first I want to tell you that Sarah’s Drawing Secrets Revealed is part of an exclusive Master …

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Maison abandonnée | par Ephraim Rubenstein

This article on painting the abandoned house, written by Ephraim Rubenstein, originally appeared under the title “Life is a House” in the January/February 2014 issue of The” artist magazine>. . More than any place I know, Woodley, my home—and the subject of Woodley, Summer, Dawn (oil, 38×52)—imparts a sense of well-being. By this I mean it …

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Texture et plus de texture | Peinture au pastel en gros plan avec Jimmy Wright

Get an exclusive up-close look into the making of one of Jimmy Wright’s beautiful pastel paintings in this excerpt from The Artist’s Magazine. For a complete Q&A with the artist, plus a step-by-step pastel demonstration with Bill Hosner, a look inside a workshop with Duane Wakeham, and more, download the Pastel Painting with the Masters eMagazine …

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Février 2016 Artiste du mois | Linda Besse

Congratulations to our February Artist of the Month, Linda Besse! Linda was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! Her painting In the Pink is below. Read more about what sparked her artistic interest and how one interaction with a child instilled a sense of self-appreciation in her. Meade, WA ~ besseart.com In the Pink (oil, 7.5×13.5) by Linda …

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Les raisons pour lesquelles votre entreprise d'art pourrait échouer

When it comes to visual arts, it’s a good idea to compare your understandings and practices with similar interests, especially when it comes to art business. You can model your own practices on the successes of those before and around you. That’s why, although we know you come to artistmagazine mainly for drawing and painting …

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Encadrement personnalisé: ce qu'un encadreur peut faire pour vous

The following article originally appeared in The Artist’s Magazine (December 2015). Subscribe to The Artist’s Magazine today so you never miss an issue! And, don’t miss out on the new Annual CDs from your favorite art magazines, including The Artist’s Magazine, Acrylic Artist, Watercolor Artist, Pastel Journal, Drawing, and Southwest Art. Custom Framing: What a …

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Sur la peinture: paroles et sagesse de 7 maîtres

Today I bring you a special collection of thoughts and reflections on painting from some of the artists featured in The Art Students League of New York: Works and Wisdom from The Artist’s Magazine. This download contains 70 pages of master paintings that will leave you in awe, not to mention the art techniques and …

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Mars 2016 Artiste du mois | Florence M. Cichocki

Congratulations to our March Artist of the Month, watercolor artist Florence M. Cichocki! Florence was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! Her piece Coke Machine is below. Read more about the artist and the great impact her own father’s art continues to have on her life and career. Northampton, MA ~ fmcwatercolors.com Coke Machine (watercolor, 12×18) by Florence …

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Tons chair et température de couleur

This article on painting fleshtones, written by Koo Schadler, first appeared in the September 2015 issue of The” artist magazine>.  Although my primary medium is egg tempera, for many years I studied oil painting with Numael Pulido. His portrait of painter Juan Ramírez, Juan (oil on gessoed hardboard panel,14×11), beautifully exemplifies the use of warm and …

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Peinture de paysage: Trouvez des compositions partout où vous regardez

Get insights and techniques for painting the city with Cityscapes: Paint Urban Landscapes in Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor and Pastel. In this new eMagazine, you’ll see how artists such as Mike Barr, Iain Stewart, Constance LaPolombara and Jaye Schlesinger come up with amazing cityscapes that display a wonderful range of styles. Today’s feature is a peek at …

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Avril 2016 Artiste du mois | Elizabeth Barlow

Congratulations to our April 2016 Artist of the Month, Elizabeth Barlow! Elizabeth was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! Her piece Hers is seen below. Read more about the artists process and how having an artist for a father helped shape her own creative vision. Pebble Beach, CA ~ elizabethbarlowart.com Hers (oil on linen, 30×30) by …

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John Agnew: Détail du panneau de brouillon

This article on John Agnew and his scratchboard art, written by Meredith E. Lewis, first appeared in the July/August 2012 issue of The” artist magazine>. “I photographed young saltwater or estuarine crocodiles at a crocodile farm in Thailand,” says John Agnew, “and drew them in a mangrove swamp, their favored habitat, for Three Young Salties (scratchboard, …

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De la toile blanche au travail fini: comment démarrer une peinture

Don’t be intimidated by oil painting! In today’s lesson, learn how to take a blank canvas and turn it into the painting you’ve only been thinking about creating. Because there are several ways to begin an oil painting, use this guidance from Julie Gilbert Pollard, author of Discover Oil Painting and the featured instructor of …

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Coup de projecteur sur un artiste: un art abstrait parlant des volumes

In the June 2016 issue of The Artist’s Magazine we feature the abstract art from the young artist Niam Jain. At 13-years-old Jain’s unique abstract work helps express that which he cannot: his voice. Jain falls on the autism spectrum, and with his communication limited, he sought an outlet to help give meaning to his innermost feelings. His work …

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Comment dessiner des visages: dessiner les oreilles

Focus on Facial Features: Drawing The Ears Understanding the basic structures of the various facial features goes a long way in achieving a realistic depiction. By Paul Leveille     The features are what make human faces so interesting. Although most features are constructed similarly from person to person, each individual still exhibits subtle and not …

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Tirer le nez

Focus on the Features: The Nose Understanding the basic structures of the various facial features goes a long way in achieving a realistic depiction. (An excerpt from Drawing Expressive Portraits) By Paul Leveille   The features are what make human faces so interesting. Although most features are constructed similarly from person to person, each individual …

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Mai 2016 Artiste du mois | Lynn Welker

Congratulations to our May 2016 Artist of the Month, Lynn Welker! Lynn was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! Her piece Hidden Bridge is seen below. Read more about the artist below and what she values most about experimentation Newport Beach, CA ~ lynnwelker.com Hidden Bridge (acrylic, collage, acrylic ink, gesso on 300 lb. hot press …

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Idées de croquis: dessiner, griffonner et rêver

Draw, Doodle and Dream Use your sketchbook to expand your understanding of the structures in the world around you. (A sketching lesson excerpted from Your Artist’s Brain) By Carl Purcell The kinds of drawings you do in your sketchbook will vary depending on your reasons for rendering them. I’d like to explore the sketchbook as a …

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Jaye Schlesinger: Dans le sac

This article on Jaye Schlesinger by Lisa Wurster-Dolan first appeared in the July/August 2012 issue of The” artist magazine>. “Party Bags (oil, 16×16) presented countless challenges because of the complicated designs on the bags,” says  Jaye Schlesinger. “I relied heavily on my photo references to visualize the distorted patterns in the creases.” Shopping bags are a kind …

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Lettres à la rédaction: les lecteurs ont parlé

As published in the April 2016 issue of The Artist’s Magazine, a few readers shared their grievances with our coverage of abstract artist Hildy Maze (“In Tune With Time,” January/February 2016) through letters to the editor. We’ve since received so many letters in response to and in favor of featuring nonobjective art that we’ve decided to shares …

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New York City, pris sur une toile | Conseils de peinture et inspiration

About a year ago I went on a weekend trip with some friends to visit New York City, specifically to see a Broadway show. Coming from the rolling hills of Kentucky, I can only describe Manhattan as somewhat surreal. From my brief time there, I know now why so many are in love with it, …

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Qu'est-ce que cela signifie d'être original | Astuces pour l'art

It’s something that has crossed all of our minds when we come up with a new idea, sometimes even stopping us dead in our tracks. It’s that little voice, saying, “It has already been done.” Upon hearing this voice, I go from the natural high of excitement at the possibilities of a project to a …

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Juin 2016 Artiste du mois | Bientôt Warren

Congratulations to our June 2016 Artist of the Month, Soon Warren! Warren was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! Her piece Hearts in Heart is seen below. Read more about the artist below and why she considers creating art more than just a job. Fort Worth, Texas ~ soonwarren.com Hearts in Heart (watercolor on …

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Vérité: les kumquats à bosses valent mieux que les portraits maladroits | Portrait de dessin

Kids are cute, right? Their round little cheeks, bright eyes, and spunky behavior is enough to make us say, “awww,” and sometimes, inspire us to capture their spontaneous moments in art. Creating a realistic portrait drawing of a child takes extra care, though, as Carrie Stuart Parks is here to remind you. Just as the …

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Peinture Rocks in Oil par Albert Handell

This article on painting rocks in oil, by Albert Handell, first appeared in the June 2015 issue of The” artist magazine>. Rock Ledge (oil on linen, 16×20) Painting rocks, for me, is, in part, a matter of contrasts and harmonized similarities. Contrasts can consist of lights and darks; large areas and smaller areas; and sharp edges, lost …

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Comment je suis devenu artiste professionnel: Nicole Alger

In this guest blog post about art business, Nicole Alger shares her experience on how she became a professional artist. To learn more about establishing a career in fine art, order your copy of the 2016 Artist’s and Graphic Designer’s Market book, which includes a free one-year subscription to ArtistsMarketOnline.com.  Nicole was a finalist in The …

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Démonstration de peinture à l'aquarelle

The following is a landscape painting online extra from The Artist’s Magazine (click here to download the complete issue). Elevators Near the Vermillion River (before completion) by Randall Exon Homing In “My goal is to paint something convincing,” says Randall Exon. “There’s a certain type of authenticity that I think I can only reach through my …

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Juillet 2016 Artiste du mois | Tong Luo

Congratulations to our July 2016 Artist of the Month, Tong Luo! Luo was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! His piece Lonely Girl can be seen below. Read more about Luo, his art education, what he tries to accomplish with his vision, and who has been a constant source of inspiration throughout his life. Guangzhou, China …

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Esquisser dans Sweet, Sweet Summer | Comment dessiner des arbres

For many of us, summer is in full swing, which means plenty of opportunities to take your sketchbook beyond your house, studio or classroom and spend time drawing the world around you. And what a bustling world it is! With festivals and fairs, baseball games, parades and outdoor concerts, you have endless subjects to choose …

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Création d'un paysage à l'aide d'un couteau à palette

The following palette knife demonstration is brought to you by The Artist’s Magazine. Get the complete issue feature Deborah Quinn-Munson, or click here to subscribe to The Artist’s Magazine. Using a Palette Knife for an Oil Landscape Painting “My painting style is representational with emphasis on a strong abstract structure, contrasting values and bold paint …

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À faire et à ne pas faire pour naviguer dans le monde de l'art

In this guest blog post about art business, artist Kristy Gordon shares her advice for working with galleries and more. Her work is featured in the September 2015 issue of The Artist’s Magazine (get the issue here!) The Do’s and Don’ts of Navigating the Art World by Kristy Gordon Twelve years ago I took the leap …

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Août 2016 Artiste du mois | Cap Pannell

Congratulations to our August 2016 Artist of the Month, Cap Pannell! Pannell was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! His piece Winter Afternoon at White Rock Lake can be seen below. Read more about Pannell and why he would rather be called a painter than an artist. Winter Afternoon at White Rock Lake (oil on canvas, …

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Harriet Shorr, artiste de Still Life: c’est tout un programme

This article on still life artist Harriet Shorr, written by Rick Stull, originally appeared in the January/February 2011 issue of The” artist magazine>. Painted in 2008, Birdsong (oil, 72×46), with its limited number of objects, harks back to the sparseness seen in Harriet Shorr’s still life paintings from the 1970s and 1980s.   Still life …

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Au-delà du street art | Comment ArtWorks aide les artistes

In the October 2016 issue of The Artist’s Magazine, we talk with Colleen Houston, the Vice President of Programs and Operations at ArtWorks in Cincinnati, Ohio. Best known for the more than 100 street art murals, the non-profit organization does much more than simply beautify the Queen City outwardly. Read what Houston has to say about ArtWorks and …

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La règle cardinale du mélange de couleurs

The Exploring Color Workshop kit is one of our newest collections, and includes Nita Leland’s Exploring Color Workshop 30th Anniversary Edition, Confident Color and her Color Scheme Selector (color wheel). Get it today while supplies last! Also, The” artist magazine> All Media Art Competition is open for entries through mid-October. Take advantage of the resources above, …

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Une peinture à l'huile qui embrasse l'humanité (et une démo en 7 étapes)

Oil painting takes center stage in today’s newsletter, featuring New Realism, a newly released magazine that celebrates the work of 27 masters who share their secrets. To give you a taste, here’s a step-by-step oil painting demonstration from Robin Smith, who Ephraim Rubenstein refers to as “one of the finest portrait/figure painters working today,” who …

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Sculptures et art de la pollution des océans

One Man’s Ocean Pollution Is Another’s Sculptures Artist Angela Haseltine Pozzi and the Washed Ashore movement create environmental awareness out of ocean debris and litter in the form of sculptures. by McKenzie Graham A vacation on the beach is an iconic American getaway. Visions of cottages, crumbling sand castles, zinc-smeared noses and pristine beaches are …

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Portraits du Neuf Emanuel: Deuil et Souvenir

Celebrating Life and Mourning Loss We remember the Emanuel Nine through the portraits of nine artists at Charleston, N.C.’s Principle Gallery. On June 17, 2015, a gunman murdered nine parishioners of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. 
To remember these lives, nine artists worked with Principle Gallery 
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Septembre 2016 Artiste du mois | David Caesar

Congratulations to our September 2016 Artist of the Month, David Caesar! Caesar was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! His piece Arrow can be seen below. Read more about Caesar and the project he’s currently working on that he hopes to spend decades perfecting. Guelph, Ontario ~ davidcaesar.com Arrow (acrylic on hardboard, 30×52) by David Caesar I began drawing …

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Faire un collage: quelle est la meilleure colle?

To make a collage that will last for years, you need to use a glue that’s up to the job. Collage artist Jonathan Talbot gives his recommendations and tips. This article originally appeared in the March 2011 issue of The Artist’s Magazine and scroll down to learn how to make your own collage paper–combine these two …

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Tirer la bouche

Focus on the Facial Features: The Mouth Understanding the basic structures of the various facial features goes a long way in achieving a realistic depiction. (An excerpt from Drawing Expressive Portraits) By Paul Leveille Pin this! Watch Your Mouth The face’s most animated feature is the mouth, which is constantly changing with every mood and expression. The …

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Octobre 2016 Artiste du mois | Nancy Boren

Oil painter Nancy Boren is our October 2016 Artist of the Month! Boren was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! Her piece Mamma Mia! can be seen below. Read more about Boren and how the support from her family pushes her to do her best work. The Colony, Texas ~ nancyboren.com  Mamma Mia! (oil, 30×20) by Nancy Boren …

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Les techniques de l’aquarelle de Paul Jackson: peinture d’argent et d’or

Editor’s Note: I had the pleasure of meeting Paul Jackson in person when he was filming his newest watercolor painting workshops with artistmagazineTV, and I’m very excited to share with you some of the bonus painting clips we have (scroll down for one of my faves)! Paul’s accompanied article “Watercolor Techniques: Painting Silver and Gold” …

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Au-delà de la figure: comment le peintre à l'huile Nathan Seay intègre l'atmosphère dans son travail

In the November 2016 issue of The Artist’s Magazine we get to know oil painter Nathan Seay, who strives to look beyond the figure and consider how the sitter fits into the world around him. Read Seay’s own words below about his process and how his travels changed his art. Just Tea (oil on canvas, 36×48) …

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Richard Whitten: Découvrez les étapes créatives de Amazing Trompe l’Oeil

Trompe l’oeil paintings by Richard Whitten lure the viewer with the illusion of space and depth. One may well imagine reaching out to grasp a striped ball or stepping through an archway to explore mysterious passageways. Then there are the attention-grabbing nonrectangular “frames.” Are these works paintings or sculptures? Those frames, however, are not frames, but …

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Figure peinture à l'huile en seulement cinq étapes

Andrew Conklin’s figure work was featured in The Artist’s Magazine’s Oct 2016 issue, and we loved it so much that we wanted to include more of his instruction online! Follow along to see how he completes a figure painting in oil in five steps. Here’s a short excerpt from the feature: The working environment of …

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Tiffany & Co. a inspiré l'art | Une leçon de peinture à l'huile

Jaye Schlesinger finds an evocative subject in packaging (like in this Tiffany & Co. bag). We’re proud to announce that she is the still life judge for The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition (now accepting entries). Here Jaye shares a free oil painting lesson, excerpted from The Artist’s Magazine, on how she created this still life. …

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Décembre 2016 Artiste du mois | Pastel Artiste Rita Kirkman

Congratulations to pastel artist Rita Kirkman as our December Artist of the Month! Kirkman was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! Her piece 9 can be seen below. Read more about Kirkman and her process below. New Braunfels, Texas ~ ritakirkman.com 9 (pastel, 16×16) by Rita Kirkman     I began drawing portraits of family and …

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De tatoueur à peintre à l'huile: l'art de raconter des histoires

Oil painter Jason Chi-Han Cheng’s talents stretch far beyond the stroke of his brush. As a tattoo artist, Cheng creates history; as an oil painter, he memorializes it. Read his story about The Crossing below. San Francisco, California • jasonchihancheng.com The Crossing (oil on three panels, 26×40) by Jason Chi-Han Cheng   I’m a tattoo artist; I find the process profound …

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Janvier 2017 Artiste du mois | Peintre à l'huile Julia Eva Bacon

Congratulations to oil painter Julia Eva Bacon, our January Artist of the Month! Bacon was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! Her piece Soul Mates can be seen below. Read more about Bacon below and how meeting the love of her life helped inspire the work below. Battleboro, Vermont ~ woodrabbitarts.com Soul Mates (oil on canvas, 16×40) …

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Peintures à l'huile – sont-elles sûres?

This article on oil paints is by Michael Skalka, chair of the subcommittee on artist’s materials for ASTM International. It first appeared as the Ask the Experts column in the November 2009 issue of The” artist magazine>. Q. I’ve heard people say that painting with traditional and water-soluble oils poses health hazards for the painter. …

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Résolution de problèmes avec le peintre à l'huile Joshua LaRock

If you’re in a creative rut and you can’t get out, you’re not alone! Here, oil painter Joshua LaRock walks us through different ways to work out problems you may face with a project. Problem Solving by Joshua LaRock Master drawing: Learn to put aside assumed ideas of what you are looking at, and educate …

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De la grisaille à la couleur: démonstration d'huile avec Dan Thompson

As seen in The Artist’s Magazine’s March issue, Dan Thompson walks us through his oil demo with a deep concentration on grisaille. FROM GRISAILLE TO COLOR by Dan Thompson 1. Open grisaille: I had the honor of painting Jack in Studio Six of The Art Students League of New York. This was the room of Kenneth …

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Faites connaissance avec le peintre à l'huile Glenn Harren

Oil painter Glenn Harren shares with The Artist’s Magazine his process and inspiration. The Thompsons (oil on canvas, 60×50) by Glenn Harren I started studying art in junior high, and when I was able to drive, I studied in private studios around Pennsylvania. I went to artist and teacher Nelson Shanks, who sent me to study …

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Février 2017 Artiste du mois | Peintre à l'huile Kelly Birkenruth

Congratulations to oil painter Kelly Birkenruth, our February Artist of the Month! Birkenruth was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! Her piece Limes and Laughs can be seen below. Read more about the artist and why the limes in the piece were a fun challenge for her. Avon, Connecticut ~ kellybirkenruth.com Limes and Laughs (oil on panel, …

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Démonstration d’un portrait à l’huile en 4 parties avec Katie O’Hagan

Katie O’Hagan walks us through this oil portait demo in 4 easy-to-follow steps. ~ 1. Starting with the Eye: As usual,  I start with the eye. Prussian blue is a recent addition to my palette; I use it mainly when painting the white part of the eye, which requires the tiniest amount of the color. …

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Sandrine Pelissier: Collage de journaux et démo de peinture

Sandrine Pelissier was a winner in The Artist’s Magazine‘s 2013 All Media Art Competition (mixed media and collage art category). She created her winning painting, Recycling Life (below), in response to thoughts about circularity—“the way everything gets recycled in nature.” The foreground of the painting is a collage landscape of newspaper obituary clippings, signifying that …

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Portraits de survivants de l'Holocauste par David Jon Kassan

Portraits of Holocaust survivors might well be considered the work of decades because truly surviving such a traumatic upheaval goes far beyond living through the experience. Surviving, in its fullest sense, entails thriving—going on to rebuild a life and, eventually, look back upon the days before, during and after the Holocaust to see the complex threads …

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Mars 2017 Artiste du mois | Nicholas Stirling

Congratulations to our March 2017 Artist of the Month, Nicholas Stirling! Stirling was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! His piece Stoic can be seen below. Read more about the artist below and why this piece resonates with him in these changing times. Ontario, Canada ~ nstirling.com/oil-paintings-gallery Stoic (oils and resins on wood, 30×40) by Nicholas …

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Comment respirer la vie dans un portrait | Entretien avec l'artiste peintre à l'huile Kadir Nelson

In last year’s Annual Art Competition, we had the pleasure of getting to know oil artist Kadir Nelson. His piece A Hole in the Roof puts a unique spin on figurative work; it’s brimming with personality and story. Read below for a more in-depth conversation with the artist about his process and inspiration, and don’t …

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Pleins feux sur le concours étudiant | Artiste de l'huile Devon Rodriguez

Check out all the current art competitions you can enter right now and learn how to submit your work for a chance for cash prizes, publicity, and more! In the 2015 Student Competition, we met Devon Rodriguez, an inspiring, young portrait and figure artist. His work has continued to improve and evolve ever since. Take a …

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3 conseils d'artistes | Tirer le meilleur parti de votre sujet favori

When you’re in a creative rut, it’s hard to find the inspiration to get out of it. That’s why we’ve asked 3 amazing artists for their tips on how to work with certain subjects. Read more below, and be sure to enter the Annual Art Competition. ~~ Landscape – Jerry N. Weiss Spend some time …

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Peindre la bouche: Les leçons des maîtres par Candace Bohannon

Painting the mouth isn’t generally the first thing we think of when considering the most expressive feature of a portrait. Eyes usually get top billing. However, the expressive potential of the mouth isn’t to be ignored. The mouth conveys emotion, attitude and personality—not to mention age and physical conditions. Let’s check out a sampling of at how the masters went …

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Avril 2017 Artiste du mois | Nature morte, Elaine Kurie

Congratulations to our April 2017 Artist of the Month, Elaine Kurie! Kurie was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! Her still life Egg can be seen below. Read more about the artist and how she finds inspiration from the concept “less is more.” elainekuriestudio.com Egg (oil on linen, 24×36) by Elaine Kurie April 2017 Artist of the …

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Conseils pour l’encadrement des photos: Quel est le bon matériel pour votre cadre?

Framing tips on hardware may not seem exciting, but understanding the function and limitations of various types of screws, hangers, and wires will ensure that your framed drawings and paintings are properly supported when displayed. Take a little time to tackle the terminology and technicalities. Your art deserves nothing less. Framing Tips: The Skinny on …

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Mai 2017 Artiste du mois | Artiste de la faune Beatrice Bork

Through the Shoals (watercolor and gouache, 11×28) by Beatrice Bork Wildlife artist Beatrice Bork is our May 2017 Artist of the Month! Bork was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine’s Annual Art Competition. Her wildlife painting Through the Shoals is seen below. Read more about the artist and her inspirations!   beatricebork.com Who I Am Wildlife …

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8 raisons de participer au concours artistique annuel dès maintenant!

So, you’re an artist. CONGRATULATIONS! We love you already! Artists Magazine’s Annual Art Competition is a pretty big deal, and I can probably read your mind. Watch me. You’re probably thinking…why should I care about entering the Annual Art Competition? What chance do I have at winning? How can this help motivate me? What others ways can I …

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Dessiner une maison en utilisant une perspective à deux points

The Guide’s Home, Algonquin by Arthur Lismer, 1914, oil painting. 15 Steps to Raise the Roof with Perspective Drawing Imagine a little cottage on a hill. It’s got a couple of windows letting in the light, a chimney with a puff of smoke wafting out, an inviting door painted a bright color, and a sweet …

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Techniques de peinture au couteau

How to Use a Painting Knife If you’ve ever spread frosting on a cake, you have an idea of the textural possibilities when using a painting knife to create an oil painting. Different from painting with a brush, this process can help you achieve a variety of effects, from the sweeping strokes associated with impasto …

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Les 150 ans d'histoire fascinante de l'American Watercolor Society

Turning Darkness Into Light One of our fellow members of the Artist’s Network and editor of The Artist’s Magazine, Maureen Bloomfield, had the honor of speaking at the recent 150th Anniversary celebration of the American Watercolor Society. Her speech was so moving, we wanted to share it with those of you who could not attend …

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Techniques de dessin de base: Dessinez une nature morte captivante en 5 étapes

There’s no better time than now to perfect your basic drawing skills. Begin with this basic still life drawing lesson from Steven Levin and The Artist’s Magazine. Then, check out the instructional video, Top 10 Art Techniques: Pencil Drawing, to learn key methods to start honing your pencil drawing skills. it includes a review of …

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Ruby Glow – Les secrets du vitrage de Vermeer à Rembrandt

Portrait of Maria Serra Pallavicino by Peter Paul Rubens, oil painting. Modern Oil Painting Needs an Old Master’s Boost: Glazing “Just as we can look deep within a ruby so can we look deep within a skillful glaze.” Powerful words from Michael Wilcox but he knows that of which he speaks–and delivers! The author of …

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Comment l'amour nous inspire | Graphite et Collage avec Patricia Schappler

Patricia Schappler | Graphite and Collage Patricia Schappler’s graphite and collage work gave us pause during last year’s Annual Art Competition. We wanted to get to know the artist a little bit better—what she loves about art, what inspires her to create, and her unique ability to trust the art to take her into directions …

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Comment utiliser les émaux pour créer de la luminosité dans vos peintures à l'huile

Do you love the luminosity of stained glass? Then you’ll be happy to know that you can achieve clear, glowing colors in your oil paintings with multiple transparent glazes. These radiant layers give objects depth and form, so they seem to lift off the painting surface. Below artist Arleta Pech demonstrates step-by-step how to do …

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Harry Potter et l'art de l'inspiration | 20 ans de magie

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry (digital) by Amanda Penley   Twenty years ago today, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was first published in the U.K. The U.S. was next with a title change to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and publication on September 1, 1998—which happens to be the first day of …

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Ce que vous devez savoir avant de dessiner avec des marqueurs et de l'encre

Photo courtesy of Getty Images Learn to Draw with Markers and Ink like a Pro Drawing with markers offers almost instant gratification—markers are simple to use, require little prep time and dry quickly. Because the marking material is fluid, the smooth marks are unlike those made by dry drawing mediums. Drawing with markers will offer you …

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Ne tuez pas MS Paint | Un plaidoyer d'un artiste

5 Reasons Why We Should Give MS Paint a Chance While the rest of us were doodling around in Microsoft Paint after school in the 90s, one artist made a full-blown career out of it. Yes, you read that right.   Poolside Views, drawn from MS Paint, by Miranda Lorikeet   “It feels like losing an old friend.” …

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Faites ceci pour obtenir des yeux réalistes dans vos portraits

Portrait Art That Is Realistic and Compelling Starts Here Have you ever paid attention to how body language expresses an unspoken language? It’s fascinating how even minor movements can send a message of tension, flirtation, or annoyance. While some of this comes from subtle hand gestures or posture, much of it comes from the “windows …

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3 astuces d'initiés pour décrocher le stage d'art de vos rêves

Goodbye Summer, Hello Internship! Richard Whitten’s intern, Ashley Pelletier, is working on underpainting for a series of small experimental paintings.   We know how important it is to land an art residency or internship. We also know how hard it is to feel noticed, and we want to help. It’s time to set aside the …

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Cinq conseils pour dessiner la figure

Figure drawings and sketches by Ilya Repin. Article contributions from Mark Gottsegen and Bill Tilton Easy Ways of Making Figure Drawings When you get comfortable creating figure drawings or sketchings, you watch your whole world change. Every person — waiting in line in front of you, sitting at a table across from you at a …

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Le feuillage est la cerise au sommet de vos peintures de paysages

Spruce Up Your Landscape Paintings Regardless of the season, adding foliage effects can take your landscape paintings to the next level of success. And, when it comes to seasonal foliage, I love it all. I am equally entranced by the lively greens of spring and summer foliage as I am with the rich oranges, golds …

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Dans les coulisses de nos 4 nouveaux looks artistiques

A New Orbit, Good Friends Join Us and the Artists Network Relaunch Everyone looks at change differently but here at Artists Network, we love it. Mostly because as artists we know that beautiful things (and usually paint-splattered jeans) come out of creative chaos. I want to take this opportunity to bring you behind the scenes …

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La montée et la chute de la peinture nacrée

Written by John Eischeid Illustration by Matt Rota An Iconic Art World Empire… The name still glows in neon just off Canal Street in New York City, though now obscured by window glare. The glass on the doors reflects late-model, luxury SUVs as the words “Pearl Paint” smolder in red and white beneath the vans’ …

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Bow Down to Blue: l'outremer est là pour rester

There are many different shades of blue that have changed the art scene. Cobalt Blue, Prussian Blue and more have expanded the blue palette for artists. Another blue is taking center stage. Ultramarine is ultra chic, and it’s here to stay. Enjoy this edition of Color Story, one of the many features from the newly relaunched …

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Voici une expérience de palette limitée que vous devez essayer

At first glance, a limited palette may seem like a crutch to your creativity. Why use less when there’s an entire world of color out there at your fingertips? Below, Kathleen McDonnell shares with Artists Magazine just how we can take one landscape and make it new with a different, limited palette. With this experiment, you can …

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Servir un plat d'art sucré

We Hope You’re Hungry Artists Magazine presented students at Maryland Institute College of Art with a challenge: On a plain white dinner plate, create an interpretation of a dessert. The artists, members of a Fine Art Illustration class taught by Matt Rota, eagerly took this prompt in different directions. They worked in a variety of materials — …

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8 outils simples pour démarrer votre projet de céramique

Ceramics Studio Tour 101 Are you eager to stroll down a different artistic avenue? Want to explore a new medium that is incredibly tactile? Why not try your hand(s) at the ceramics wheel? Dating back as far as 24,000 BC, the art of ceramics has a long and winding history. But the way in which …

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Embrasser le monde de l'art | Comment faire votre gâteau et le manger aussi!

Here’s the good news: Artists can have economically sustainable careers. You can be successful in the art business! Here’s the challenging news: Artists still see themselves as being outside of the usual economic system. Art collectors, organizations and even art schools prey on this attitude, expecting artists to display their artwork for free and provide …

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L'évolution du dessin: les meilleurs trucs et astuces de l'histoire

Figure Drawing Methods of the Masters There’s been a huge resurgence of interest in the practice of academic figure drawing, accompanied by much debate about the best way to draw the figure in a “classical manner.” Although it may seem impossible to add anything new in this field, below artist Robert Zeller shares an approach that …

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Trop jolie pour manger! L'art du gâteau enchanteur de Ron Ben-Israel

The Careful Craft of Cake Art In an old shoe factory in New York City’s Garment District, Ron Ben-Israel kneads bright-orange sugar paste. The paste is thick, almost like clay, which he flattens with a roller and cuts with a mold into the shape of a flower. A very artistic sensibility: To be imperfect is to …

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Objets d’inspiration: voici ce qui a alimenté Matisse dans l’atelier

Take a Trip Around the World with Matisse Photograph by Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) of Matisse with his collection of Kuba cloths and a Samoan tapa on the wall behind him, Villa La Rêve, Vence, 1944 © Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos; Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Visiting Henri Matisse in his studio in Vence, France, in 1944, …

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Pétale de Pétale | Comment peindre une rose

8 Steps to Your First Rose Painting Artists who want to grow their flower-painting skills can learn a lot from painting what Katie G. Whipple calls “floral portraits” — studies of single blooms, painted from life, petal by petal. With this approach, you slow down! You observe the beautiful nuances of a particular flower, truly …

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Un artiste recrée la célèbre peinture de Van Gogh à l'aide d'une technique de papier découpé

Irises by Vincent van Gogh, 1890, oil on canvas; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. “How right it is to love flowers. … They have been with us from the very beginning.” — Vincent van Gogh Spring is still a few months away but flowers are utmost on our minds, which is why we asked …

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Le fleuriste du Met crée des expositions dignes des maîtres hollandais

Flowers Forever Photo by Manuel Rodriguez What catches your eye first are the flowers. The opulent affairs spill out of niches high above the heads of the crowds streaming into the Great Hall of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City. Lovingly called “the Met,” it is the largest art museum in the …

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Cet artiste raconte des histoires de gens de couleur en noir et blanc

Kohshin Finley in his studio. “People of color have to live with the burden of past and present discriminations and injustices every day,” says artist Kohshin Finley. “The subjects I paint have only become stronger because of this burden, and have not become weakened by it.” Finley’s contemporary portraiture was submitted to Artists Magazine’s Annual Art …

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L'art raffiné rencontre la gastronomie | Cet artiste crée de l'art en céramique unique en son genre

Merging design and art together, artist Molly Hatch creates one-of-a-kind ceramic art. Her whimsical work is contemporary, but also historical. Hatch’s ceramic art is inspiring, leaving us hungry for more. (Yes, that’s a food pun. Deal.) So Artists Magazine sat down with the artist to learn more about how she brilliantly merges fine art with fine dining. …

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Mise en place d'une nature morte réussie

Still Life with Figs and Plums by Luis Egidio Meléndez Still lifes have been a go-to genre for artists over hundreds of years. And when it comes to creating a successful still life composition is key. Whether you’re a beginner artist wanting to master your first still life composition or a more advanced artist looking for …

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Croquis pendant que vous attendez | La réponse de l’artiste à l’ennui de l’aéroport

How to Sketch without Being Sketchy Waiting at the airport for a flight can be quite a boring and tedious experience, which most of us are unfortunately familiar with. But airport layovers don’t have to feel like a waste of time — especially for artists. Below, Michael Chesley Johnson shares a few tips and tricks for …

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Edvard Munch | Comment l'isolement, la perte et l'anxiété ont nourri son art

Edvard Munch — Seeing Only The Essential Edvard Munch lived to be 80 (1863–1944), more than enough time to establish himself as a great and influential artist. He bridged the major movements of 19th-century Symbolism and 20th-century Expressionism. In an exhibition catalog for this great Norwegian artist, the author Karl Ove Knausgård wonders what would …

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Guide du débutant à l’aquarelle | Peindre des fleurs et au-delà

Beginner Watercolor Tips for Painting Flowers Just starting out in watercolor? Need a refresher? Or want to spruce up your skills for painting watercolor flowers? Below, botanical artist and instructor Adele Rossetti Morosini shares advice for getting started with florals as well as great beginner watercolor essentials, regardless of subject matter. Enjoy! Daisies, Rachael Fritz/Unsplash …

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Seulement six étapes pour exposer de dignes portraits au crayon

This Quick Demo with Graphite Makes Drawing Portraits Look Easy Pencil plus paper. That’s all it takes to create an exhibition-worthy piece of art. That is, if you understand the power of pencil portraits. I’m excited to show you how one can come together in just six steps, under the deft touch of artist Nicholas …

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Planter des graines d'inspiration pour l'art floral

Cultivate Your Floral Art Skills It’s April, and you know what they say about this month: “April showers bring May flowers.” And flowers are perfect art subjects. They are beautiful, plentiful and able to “pose” for hours without a break. The forms, colors and textures of flowers delight and challenge. And, whatever your preferred genre …

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Histoire de l'art en deux minutes: le pionnier du Pop Art, Roy Lichtenstein

The pop art pioneer combined skillful picture-making with canny appropriation Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997) is not an artist whose work waits patiently for you to notice it. With their replication of commercial printing processes, unadulterated primary colors, large scale, melodramatic flair and unsettlingly incomplete narratives, his paintings reach out and grab you, whether you’re ready for …

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10 meilleures villes d'art pour les créatifs, les créateurs et plus

“Art is to the community what the dream is to the individual.”Thomas Mann Destination Art, Here We Come! Artists and their respective art cities often feel like they are one in the same. When one thinks of Monet, what comes to mind is his garden in Giverny. Georgia O’Keeffe conjures up the desert wildflowers of …

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Des vies immobiles au bord du gouffre

Artists in both Western and Eastern traditions have long used still lifes to explore possibilities of space, composition and perspective. Below, Kenneth J. Procter, artist represented by Alan Avery Art Company in Atlanta and the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Georgia College, explores what makes seven still lifes so remarkably recognizable. …

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10 principes de peinture que chaque artiste devrait connaître

Yes, many great artists urge their peers to break the rules. And, yes, letting loose and being in the moment set a solid foundation for a successful painting session. However, as one of the arguably greatest artists of all time, Pablo Picasso, used to say: So before you start breaking any rules, we are here …

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Comment peindre un tournesol sauvage en 7 étapes

This is the time of year where the earth breaks away to reveal fresh blooms. One such flower, the wild sunflower, offers beauty from top to bottom, bolstering vibrant yellow petals and lively green leaves. Below, Mario Robinson shows how a combination of watercolors and a textured background can breathe new life into the already …

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Principes de base de la peinture à l'huile: Pinceaux 101

Hey beginners, don’t be intimidated by oil painting — especially when you have the fundamentals right here for you! Here we talk about one of the cornerstones of oil painting: brushes. What kinds there are, how to use them and how to take care of them. Jump into this overview of some of the basic know-how …

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Retraites d'artistes | Prendre du temps pour vous et votre art

In the fast-paced world we live in, endless errands, innumerable emails and relentless to-do lists demand our attention. But finding time to break away every now and again to unwind is crucial if we want to keep growing as artists. One way to unwind and renew is through artist retreats and workshops. Stepping back from …

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Star Wars Art: Comment Carl Samson a peint un portrait à l'huile de Padmé

Faced with the challenge of creating a Star Wars-themed art for the book Star Wars Art: Visions by George Lucas (foreword) and J.W. Rinzler (introduction), artist Carl Samson decided to paint a portrait of Padmé (Queen Amidala) in oil with gold leaf on wood panel. And, lucky for us, he explains his step-by-step process for how he …

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La quête d’une femme pour sauver le monde de l’art, une peinture à la fois

Whether the art was created by the Old Masters or by modern artists, Suzanne Siano is a master of art conservation. Her mission: to preserve art history, one painting at a time. Siano cares about art conservation as much as the creators do — if not more. And she is a trailblazer in the art world …

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Thomas Cole, père fondateur de la peinture de paysage américaine

View of the Round-Top in the Catskill Mountains (Sunny Morning on the Hudson) by Thomas Cole, oil on panel, 1827 Drawing on influences from both sides of the Atlantic, Thomas Cole brought attention to the glory of pure wilderness and the encroaching order of civilization. “The most distinctive, and perhaps the most impressive, characteristic of …

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