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Maintenir la mise au point avec un avant-plan à motifs

Maintaining Focus With a Patterned Foreground by Claudia Seymour When designing a still life, you need to think in terms of directing the viewer’s eye to the still life elements. Working with contrasting values and color temperatures and using complementary colors can help accomplish this goal. All those contrasts can be introduced with a patterned …

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Avouons-le…

The human face is fascinating. Not only are its features such as eyes and nose specific to each of us, but the color variations are also endless. This makes for a challenging undertaking for the portrait artist. What combination of colors do you use? How do you even know where to start? Russell Harris, represented …

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Artiste du mois | Kathryn Weisberg

We’re happy to present Kathryn Weisberg as our Artist of the Month! Kathryn was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine’s 29th Annual Art Competition. Her impressionist oil painting, Route de Lavender (oil, 9×12) is below. Read on to learn more about her style and process! http://kathrynweisberg.com~ San Francisco, California Route de Lavender (oil, 9×12) by Kathryn …

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Un festin visuel pour les yeux | Comment les artistes peuvent utiliser Pinterest

Do you use Pinterest (yet)? It’s a valuable site for sharing your artwork and driving traffic to your website because it’s full of eye candy. Lori McNee, an exhibiting member of Oil Painters of America, writes about using Pinterest as a business tool for artists and photographers in this free article from the 2014 Photographer’s …

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La créativité? Vérifier. Confiance artistique? Vérifier. Inspiration quotidienne? Hmmm…

I have a confession to make: choosing colors freaks me out. Whether it’s deciding what to wear for the day, or which hues to use in an art project, I prefer to rely on either my tried-and-true neutrals (and sure-fire combinations like brown and blue–one of my favorites), or I rely on inspiration from books, …

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Questions brûlantes: l'artiste Michael Chesley Johnson sur Moby and More

In the newest issue of The Artist’s Magazine (September 2013, on newsstands now), Michael Chesley Johnson is featured in a landscape article titled “Poetry of Earth,” by Maureen Bloomfield. We’ve asked him a few just-for-fun questions–keep reading to discover more! What’s the one color you can’t live without and why? “White” would be an obvious …

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Tu viens un long chemin, bébé | Art au crayon de couleur aujourd'hui

What comes to mind when you think of colored pencil art? The first word that I used to associate with it is simply “drawing,” because it requires some of the same techniques as graphite/lead. What I didn’t know for a long time was that colored pencil inhabits an entire world that some consider painting, and …

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Abstraitement réel

According to Sharon Sprung, convincing realism 
is actually good abstraction. By Louise B. Hafesh This is a full feature article from The Artist’s Magazine (April 2008). A double life is what Sharon Sprung admits to when it comes to her art. Her portraits are beautiful as fields of color sometimes heightened with ornament, yet they …

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L'appel de la nature | Donner du sens à l'art de la faune

Patricia Traub is “a unique combination of artist, conservationist, and wildlife advocate,” writes BJ Foreman in The” artist magazine> “and it’s in her dramatic oil paintings that her interests are expressed most eloquently.” Patricia’s work is featured in this issue, and while I’ve seen glimpses of her paintings, I’ve only recently had the time to sit down …

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Septembre 2013 Artiste du mois | Lindsay Handyside

We’re excited to introduce you to Lindsay Handyside! She’s our September Artist of the Month. Lindsay was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine’s 29th Annual Art Competition. Her painting, Sleeping Beauties (watercolor and gouache, 13×8 1/2) is below. Read on to learn more about her style and process! https://www.facebook.com/HandysideArt~ El Reno, Oklahoma Sleeping Beauties (watercolor …

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Après le déluge: l'ouragan Sandy a dévasté les artistes et leur travail

September is National Disaster Preparedness Month, and so we share with you an article that appeared in The Artist’s Magazine earlier this year. Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc in the lives of many New York City artists—but the Cultural Recovery Center stepped in to help.By Jerry N. Weiss When Hurricane Sandy roared through the northeastern United …

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Q & R: Quelles sont les meilleures pratiques en matière de vernissage?

You may or may not know that after creating an oil painting, you must varnish it. In his book Making Art, which covers a variety of media for those who want to expand their knowledge, Ed Brickler explains the reason for varnishing, the two types of varnishes, and shares which type he prefers. In preparation for varnishing, …

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Questions brûlantes: l'artiste Thomas Torak au clair de lune et plus

With bravura brushstrokes, Thomas Torak focuses on the painterly surface and gladly passes on old master techniques to his students. In the newest issue of The Artist’s Magazine (October 2013, on newsstands now), Torak is featured in a landscape article titled “Alive with Paint,” Robert K. Carsten. We’ve asked him a few just-for-fun questions–keep reading to …

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Peinture en plein air en deux sessions avec Michael Chesley Johnson

This demonstration is an excerpt from the feature article, “Livin’ Large” by Michael Chesley Johnson. If you enjoy this step by step demo, subscribe to The Artist’s Magazine for 10 full issues of instruction and inspiration per year! Plein Air Painting in Two Sessions by Michael Chesley Johnson 1. Tone: Before taking my 18×26 stretched …

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Éléments essentiels pour peindre le paysage | Avec l'artiste Johannes Vloothuis

It’s said that to experience the present, view yourself as an outsider would, as if you were an actor in a movie scene. This is a fun way to look at life, and to force yourself to notice your surroundings when otherwise you might not; what do you hear, see, feel? Sometimes we don’t need …

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Bientôt Y. Warren: Une aquarelle étape par étape avec un masque

In this step-by-step painting demonstration, Soon Y. Warren explains how she painted  Dahlia and Crystal (below) with the help of a watercolor mask. “Dahlia and Crystal” (watercolor, 15×22) by Soon Y. Warren The following step-by-step watercolor demonstration can be painted on 140- or 300-lb., cold-pressed, 15×22 watercolor paper or on hardboard. Step 1: Drawing 1. …

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Peindre le Grand Canyon (à l'intérieur): une démonstration étape par étape avec Michael Chesley Johnson

by Michael Chesley Johnson This is an excerpt from Maureen Bloomfield’s full feature “Poetry of Earth” in The Artist’s Magazine (September 2013). Click here to subscribe for 10 issues per year. For my studio painting Moran Point, I used a photo and several plein air sketches for color reference. I wanted to re-create the feeling …

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Citrouilles Painterly

This fall, find new inspiration from a venerable autumn icon. by McKenzie Graham This is an excerpt from The Artist’s Life in The Artist’s Magazine (October 2013). Click here to read the full issue. The squash is a humble vegetable. It’s violently catapulted across fields in a sport called pumpkin chunking. It’s subjected yearly to …

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Octobre 2013 Artiste du mois | Daryl Gortner

Today we welcome Daryl Gortner as our talented October Artist of the Month! Gortner was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine’s 29th Annual Art Competition. Her painting, High Standards (oil on canvas, 30×48) is below. Keep reading to find out more about Gortner and her life! www.darylgortner.com ~ Fullerton, California High Standards (oil, 30×48) by Daryl …

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Julio Reyes peint la beauté dans un monde fatigué

This feature article on Julio Reyes and his fine art portraits and figures first appeared in the May 2011 issue of The Artist’s Magazine. “Most of Outland (20×28-1/2) is in charcoal,” says Reyes, “but the sky required a delicate tone only possible with graphite.” Southern California artist Julio Reyes was once a contender of a …

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Concours annuel 2013 du magazine Artist | Rencontrez les jurés (1ère partie)

The Artist’s Magazine’s 2013 Annual Art CompetitionBack Stage With the Judges The 30 paintings that won awards in The Artist’s Magazine’s 2013 annual competition are splendid; wonderful, too, were the finalists in each category, which made our jurors’ decisions extremely difficult. We are grateful to our exacting jurors: Douglas Atwill, Ron Monsma, Amy Weiskopf, John …

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Concours annuel 2013 du magazine Artist | Rencontrez les jurés (2e partie)

{Read Part 1 of this article here} Juror for the Animals/Wildlife category: John N. Agnew Keel-Billed Toucan (acrylic, 20×32) by John Agnew What guidelines did you use to judge the Animal/Wildlife category? I look for an interesting, balanced composition, technical ability (rendering, paint handling, etc.), exciting color and light, and an interesting subject. Knowledge of …

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Novembre 2013 Artiste du mois | Chris Breier

Congratulations to Chris Breier! He is our November Artist of the Month. Breier was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine’s 29th Annual Art Competition. His painting, One Eighty (acrylic, 18×24) is below. Scroll down to read about Breier’s art! www.cbreier.com ~ Williamsville, NY One Eighty (acrylic, 18×24) by Chris Breier Drawing is something that I became interested in at …

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C’est un renouveau artistique! Obtenez excité avec cette technique

Negative painting is a hot topic these days, and so the powers-that-be at North Light Shop have decided to offer a special selection of Linda Kemp’s DVDs and books in this exclusive offer. Her passion for this style is evident: “Working in the negative is all about shape-making! The process requires that the artist becomes …

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Pauline Roche met l'accent sur les formes, les tons et les couleurs

by Pauline Roche This demonstration is an excerpt from BJ Foreman’s feature article “For the Love of Painting” in The Artist’s Magazine (November 2013). To read the rest of the issue, click here, or to subscribe, click here. Set vantage point and squint: Before I begin, I position my canvas next to my subject and, …

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Oiseaux d'une plume

Being part of a community enriches our lives–we’re able to connect with other like-minded people, learn from each other, and grow with each other. It’s one of the reasons that the phrase “birds of a feather flock together” often crosses my mind; we’re like magnets and seem to find each other even in random places …

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La vente de giclées peut-elle améliorer votre carrière?

Paul Dorrell, owner of Leopold Gallery, has clients that include Warner Bros., H&R Block, the Mayo Clinic, the Kansas City Chiefs, and more than 1,000 private collectors. He’s a public speaker and the author of the guidebook for artists, Living the Artist’s Life, Updated & Revised. Recently, he contributed to The Artist’s Magazine’s “Ask the …

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Monter un spectacle | Tomie DePaola

Tomie dePaola talks to another master illustrator, Will Hillenbrand, about the imperative of the picture book: being faithful to the heart—and to the delightful responsibility to enthrall and entertain. Among Tomie dePaola’s many awards are the Smithson Medal from the Smithsonian Institution, the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota, and the Regina Medal from …

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Lauréats Paysage / Intérieur du concours artistique annuel 2013

Congratulations to the winners of The Artist’s Magazine‘s 30th Annual Art Competition‘s portrait/figure category. Read more about these artists and their works in the December 2013 issue, available at NorthLightShop.com. The juror for the Landscape/Interior category this year was Douglas Atwill. Click here to learn what he looked for when choosing the winning paintings. Landscape/Interior …

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Gagnants Animaux / Faune au concours artistique annuel 2013

Congratulations to the winners of The Artist’s Magazine‘s 30th Annual Art Competition‘s portrait/figure category. Read more about these artists and their works in the December 2013 issue, available at NorthLightShop.com. The juror for the Animal/Wildlife category this year was John N. Agnew. Click here to learn what he looked for when choosing the winning paintings. …

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Gagnants Portrait / Figure au concours artistique annuel 2013

Congratulations to the winners of The Artist’s Magazine‘s 30th Annual Art Competition‘s portrait/figure category. Read more about these artists and their works in the December 2013 issue, available at NorthLightShop.com. The juror for the Portrait/Figure category this year was Ron Monsma. Click here to learn what he looked for when choosing the winning paintings. Portrait/Figure …

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Still Life / Floral Gagnants du concours artistique annuel 2013

Congratulations to the winners of The Artist’s Magazine‘s 30th Annual Art Competition‘s Still Life/Floral category. Read more about these artists and their works in the December 2013 issue, available at NorthLightShop.com. The juror for the Still life/Floral category this year was Amy Weiskopf. Click here to learn what she looked for when choosing the winning …

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Gagnants abstraits / expérimentaux du concours artistique annuel 2013

Congratulations to the winners of The Artist’s Magazine‘s 30th Annual Art Competition‘s Abstract/Experimental category. Read more about these artists and their works in the December 2013 issue, available at NorthLightShop.com. The juror for the Abstract/Experimental category this year was Judith T. Greenberg. Click here to learn what she looked for when choosing the winning paintings. …

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Avons-nous quelque chose d'excitant pour vous

Shopping for gifts, going to parties, upholding traditions, eating, more shopping, more eating…the holidays are officially upon us. I’ve updated my gift list spreadsheet (nerd alert) and created a budget for shopping. I’ve started eyeing sales and have begun working on the handmade gifts that I’ll give. Like many of you, my focus is on …

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Artiste du mois | Harold Muñoz

Congratulations to Harold Muñoz! He is our Artist of the Month. Muñoz was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine’s 29th Annual Art” competition>. His painting, Ecléssiaste (oil, 51×35) is below. Scroll down to read about Muñoz’s art! His answers in Spanish follow. http://haroldmunozrealismo.blogspot.fr/~Paris,” france> Ecclésiaste (oil, 51×35) by Harold Munoz I come from a family of painters. My father taught …

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L'attrait de la nature

There’s something intriguing about wild animals that make them a tempting subject for drawing. One reason is that wild animals are mysterious, especially those that seem exotic to us. Another reason is they’re simply beautiful. Sometimes their beauty puts a high price on them, which brings up a third reason: conservation awareness. And we can’t …

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La chose la plus difficile (et la première règle) sur le dessin

Bert Dodson has illustrated more than three dozen books. He taught illustration and drawing for several years at the New York Fashion Institute of Technology, and today we celebrate his work by giving you a glimpse from his classic book, Keys to Drawing. One of the first points that Dodson makes is his Rule #1: …

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Questions brûlantes: l'artiste Tanja Gant à propos de l'Égypte et du sentier des Appalaches

It’s our newest installment of “Burning Questions!” Today we share some behind-the-scenes story-bites from Tanja Gant, who is featured in The Artist’s Magazine (January/February 2014) with her Drawing Board article on portraits in colored pencil, and how to avoid cliché with close cropping. Speak No Evil (colored pencil, 10×8) by Tanja Gant 1. What’s the color you …

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Max Ginsburg | Comment peindre "ce qui est"

One of the finest draftsmen of his age, Max Ginsburg combines alla prima oil painting techniques and a humanist’s perspective for social commentary. This article first appeared in the June 2013 issue of The Artist’s Magazine. By Maureen Bloomfield City Scenes and Social Commentary In the world of the city that Max Ginsburg depicts, there …

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Peindre une scène multifigure avec Max Ginsburg

The multifigure painting Unemployed On Line took over a year to complete—and a lifetime to imagine. This article by Max Ginsburg, first appeared in the October 2013 issue of The Artist’s Magazine. By Max Ginsburg The Human Condition My painting has always been about the human condition, in the tradition of Rembrandt, Goya, Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret, …

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Quand tout le reste échoue (ou avant alors)

This year I’ve made a concerted effort to either shop locally or give handmade gifts for the holidays. This hasn’t been easy, considering that I have a large, extended family that includes second-cousins, and great-nieces and -nephews, in-laws, stepparents and siblings, all of which celebrate with gifts. But rather than complaining about how many parties …

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Janvier 2014 Artiste du mois | Denny Bond

Join The Artist’s Magazine in welcoming our January artist of the month, Denny Bond! Bond was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine’s 30th Annual Art Competition. His painting, Ninety Two (watercolor, 24×20) is below. Keep scrolling to see what Bond has to say about art and life. http://dennybond.com/index.html~East Petersburg, PA Ninety Two (watercolor, 24×20) by …

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Comment un sous-sol ordinaire est devenu une retraite d'art

Wouldn’t it be nice to travel to the most beautiful places in the world, and just create art? To go off the grid, away from rent, traffic, responsibilities, and do what you love most? I know a few fortunate, hard-working individuals who get to do the former (although no one can really escape the realities …

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Conifères convaincants: comment dessiner des arbres

Author and artist Claudia Nice (www.brightwoodstudio.com) has published numerous instructional art books. The following excerpt appeared in The Artist’s Magazine (September 2011), and comes from Drawing and Painting Trees in the Landscape. Scroll down to learn her tips for drawing conifers, as well as to get the scoop on her three new DVDs for artists (including …

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Créer des peintures à l'huile sur papier: Peter Fiore teste le papier à l'huile d'Arches

Taking my first look at 140-lb. Arches oil paper, described as needing no preparation or ground for painting oil paintings on paper, I considered all the possible ways I could work with it. At first I thought of tinting the paper both transparently and opaquely with watercolor, gouache, acrylic—and oil. Then it occurred to me …

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Montage de peintures à l'huile sur du papier sur une planche

Once you’ve created a masterpiece with oil paint on paper, you’ll want to mount it for framing. Although works on paper are often mounted on a backing board with T-hinges, I prefer to mount my oil paintings on paper onto a hard backboard. This essentially turns the piece into a painting on panel, which I …

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Objectifs artistiques pour 2014: Qu'allez-vous accomplir cette année?

By now we’ve all had a chance to consider (and perhaps even forget!) our new year resolutions. I don’t put too much stock into these because they’re easily let go of and tend to be overambitious. That said, it’s important to evaluate where we are and where we’re going, because no matter what time of …

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Everett Raymond Kinstler: Souvenirs dans son studio du club national des arts

by Louise B. Hafesh Sitting comfortably in the antechamber of Everett Raymond Kinstler’s Gramercy Park studio in Manhattan, I felt an overwhelming sense of the significance of the place and its current inhabitant’s contribution to the art world. Kinstler’s studio at the National Arts Club in New York City was once the studio of Frank …

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Le pinceau des huiles accroché et la fluidité de l'aquarelle

Today’s newsletter is an excerpt from The Artist’s Magazine (March 2009), which featured the work of David Curtis in an article titled “Quick-Change Artist,” inspired by the fact that Curtis is comfortable painting with both oil and watercolor. Continue reading to learn more about his unique style. ~Cherie Quick-Change Artist (an excerpt) by Ken Grofton …

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Portraits à couper le souffle | Artiste Scott E. Bartner

Scott E. Bartner first came to The Artist’s Magazine’s attention three years ago, when he entered his work in our Annual Art Competition. One of his paintings was chosen as a finalist in 2010, and his work stayed in our memories since. I was thrilled to see his portraits featured in the January/February issue in …

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Art, passion et comment être l'artiste que vous êtes

There are times when we compare ourselves to others, when we’re unsatisfied with our work, when we question why we’re even doing it to begin with. It’s human nature. But there’s one thing that can keep artists from giving up, from putting away their tools of the trade and succumbing to the average life of those …

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Peindre en couches pour une scène complexe

Painting in Layers for a Complex Scene by Ephraim Rubenstein This step by step demonstration is an excerpt of Ephraim Rubenstein’s feature article “Life is a House” in the January/February 2014 issue of The Artist’s Magazine. Click here to read the full issue, and click here to become a subscriber! For Abandoned Row Houses, Richmond, …

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Bienvenue sur le réseau d'artistes récemment redessiné!

I’m thrilled to announce that artistmagazine.com has been redesigned to better meet your needs. As I’m sure you know, more and more people are going online via smartphones as opposed to desktop or laptop computers. To make it easier for you to access our step-by-step drawing demonstrations, painting lessons, and art galleries, we’ve updated the …

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Essai routier: Avis d'Ursula Roma sur des acryliques à haut débit de Golden Artist Colours

This column appeared in The Artist’s Magazine, March 2014. If you enjoyed reading it, please use the link here to subscribe! High Flow Acrylics by Ursula Roma A professional illustrator and fine artist tries Golden Artist Colors High Flow Acrylics on a brush, in a pen or a marker, or straight from the bottle. When …

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Février 2014 Artiste du mois | Barbara Jaenicke

Join The Artist’s Magazine in welcoming our February artist of the month, Barbara Jaenicke! Jaenicke was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine’s 30th Annual Art Competition. Her painting, Daybreak Shadows (pastel, 8×10) is below. Keep scrolling to see what Jaenicke has to say about art and life. www.barbarajaenicke.com~Roswell, GA Daybreak Shadows (pastel, 8×10) by Barbara …

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Literate Landscapes: Les peintures à l’huile gréco-romaine de David Ligare

Engaged in his own version of time travel, David Ligare, with his confessed obsession with ancient Greco-Roman culture, creates his exquisite paintings in a search for primal unity. Read the accompanying step-by-step demo, here. “Literate Landscapes” by Richard Stull first appeared in The Artist’s Magazine (May 2013). Subscribe for 10 full issues of instruction, interviews, …

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Le moment où la peinture sur une toile est plus que de la peinture sur une toile

If you’ve seen the March issue of The Artist’s Magazine, by now you’ve probably at least browsed the entire issue, which wraps up with the Competition Spotlight–a page dedicated to finalists of the Annual Art Competition. Debra Carr’s work is featured in this issue, and I can see why. When you look at the page, …

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Chris Saper teste le médium de gel sans solvant Gamblin | Essai sur route (avril)

Gel Medium Goes Green An artist tries Gamblin Solvent-Free Gel Medium in the studio and en plein air.By Chris Saper This article is from The Artist’s Magazine (April 2014). If you enjoy it, subscribe for 10 full issues, or purchase the whole April issue for more instruction. As a commission portrait painter, there are two …

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Aller sous la surface: comment peindre de l'eau

Water is mesmerizing, and never ceases to amaze with its beauty and dynamic nature, which is why we’ve put together this exclusive e-magazine on how to paint water: Painting Water With Oil, Watercolor, and Pastel. Featured artist Charlene Gerrish is attracted to the reflections of water surfaces. “In many of my watercolor paintings of water,” she …

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Sadie J. Valeri: natures mortes contemporaines dans l'huile

Sadie J. Valeri creates oil painting still lifes from a limited palette, starting with a grisaille underpainting. She teaches this process in workshops and classes at Sadie Valeri Atelier in San Francisco. This article by Michael Lacoy first appeared in the October 2011 issue of The Artist’s Magazine. “Bottle Collection (oil, 18×24) is the most …

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Mark Barone sensibilise à la peinture

The Most Loyal Subjectby McKenzie Graham One artist is taking his sorrow for abandoned animals to canvas, teaching compassion one portrait at a time. This article is from The Artist’s Magazine (April 2014). To subscribe, click here. “Sita–Deemed Too Shy and Unadoptable” (oil, 12×12) by Mark Baron If there’s a universal rule for creating a …

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Brian Burt teste la série Richeson Oils-Shiva | Essai sur route (mai)

The Scoop on Shiva Jack Richeson & Co. brings back Ramon Shiva’s original formula from the 1920s, and an artist tries Richeson Oils–Shiva Series on Richeson Gessoed Hardboard. by Brian Burt This article is from The Artist’s Magazine (May 2014). Subscribe, for 10 full issues of instruction per year, or read the entire issue for …

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Textures palpables au crayon de couleur

Touchable Textures in Colored Pencil by Gary Greene Apply solvent to your initial light-hued layers of colored pencil to render realistic textures. Subscribe to The Artist’s Magazine, here! Gary Greene used Bestine rubber cement thinner in the underpainting of the rocks in “A Couple on the Rocks” (colored pencil on museum board, 25×37). In colored …

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Un tableau représentant «au-delà de ce monde»

One painting in particular keeps grabbing my attention as I go through The Artist’s Magazine’s December issue, which features the winners of the 30th Annual” art competition>. Extasis by John Jude Palencar claimed first place in the portrait/figure category, and I’m happy to share it with you here in this article by Editor-in-Chief Maureen Bloomfield. Extasis …

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Avril 2014 Artiste du mois | David Cheifetz

Join The Artist’s Magazine in welcoming our April artist of the month, David Cheifetz! Cheifetz was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine’s 30th Annual Art Competition. His painting, The Chase (oil, 12×24) is below. Keep scrolling to see what he has to say! P.S. To watch an animation of his painting process for “The Chase,” click …

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Sept étapes pour une nature morte picturale | Une démo pétrolière avec Qiang Huang

Seven Steps to a Painterly Still Life by Qiang Huang This demonstration is excerpted from “Practice Makes Perfect” by Robert K. Carsten. It’s in The Artist’s Magazine (April 2014) and can be purchased here. If you’d like to subscribe to 10 full issues of The Artist’s Magazine, click here. I place the setups for my …

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Entretien avec l'artiste réaliste David Leffel: voir clairement

David A Leffel’s interview with Steve Smith originally appeared in the June 2006 issue of The Artist’s Magazine, available on The Artist’s Magazine 2006–2010 five-year CD/DVD and The Artist’s Magazine 2001–2010 CD/DVD. David Leffel, known for his representational painting, has never liked having a “real” job. The 40 hours a week of plodding along in …

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Entretien avec Jimmy Wright: se tourner vers le soleil

This article from The Artist’s Magazine by Robert K. Carsten  first appeared in the June 2007 issue, available as a single-issue digital download or within The Artist’s Magazine’s 2007 Annual CD. Jimmy Wright’s vibrant and expressive sunflower paintings are in many noted collections including New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Recently a visiting artist in the …

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Notions préconçues et trois façons d'apprendre l'art

Recently we’ve been featuring many of our on-sale magazines, our newest books, and our art kits, but I wanted to make sure that you were also aware of the online instruction that artistmagazine offers. It can be difficult to attend classes in person, and so streaming workshops may be an ideal option for you. Here …

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Wolf Kahn, expressionniste abstrait: tendances spontanées

This article originally appeared in the November 2005 issue of The” artist magazine>. It’s a gray day in New York City, but there’s light everywhere in Wolf Kahn’s studio. It’s hard to tell whether it’s coming from the rows of windows and the skylights or from the paintings themselves, whose unapologetic colors and lively brushwork …

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Mai Artiste du mois | Rick Wheeler

We’re excited to have our May artist of the month, Rick Wheeler! He was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine’s 30th Annual Art” competition>. His painting, Gray Hawk (watercolor on scratchboard, 16×20) is below. Keep scrolling to see what Wheeler has to say about art and life. wheelerartworks.fineartworld.com and rickarts.com ~ Green Valley, Arizona   Gray Hawk (scratchboard/watercolor, 16×20) …

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Démonstration de portrait en palette limitée avec Nicholas Raynolds

Limited-Palette Portrait By Nicholas Raynolds If you like this demo, check out the full feature article in our May issue, or subscribe to The Artist’s Magazine for 10 full issues! Attempting to complete a portrait while teaching a workshop isn’t practical, so I created this step-by-step demonstration of Portrait of Morgan after the workshop, while …

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Kick up the color!

Have you ever met someone who’s relatively quiet, but when they do talk, they’re worth listening to? I think some people intentionally speak less and think more. This gives the words they choose a greater weight, in my humble opinion. While I wouldn’t describe all of Patti Mollica’s paintings as quiet, I would say they’re …

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Aquarelle de Joseph Raffael: vers la lumière

This interview with Joseph Raffael, conducted by Betsy Dillard Stroud, first appeared in the May 2014 issue of The Artist’s Magazine. All images in this article are courtesy of Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York City. Joseph Raffael’s watercolor flowers transcend any modern definition of realism. The peony in New Cycle (watercolor, 73-1/2×89) pulls us into …

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Démonstration de paysages acryliques avec Rick Bennett

Abstraction to Representation to Abstraction Again By Rick Bennett This is an excerpt from “Looking Through Water” by Daniel Brown in The Artist’s Magazine, June 2014.   1. Design: Using a chalk line, I start my seascapes by dividing the canvas into horizontal bands that establish a horizon line and the progressive layers of water, …

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Un outil simple pour la gravure (Indice: vous en avez probablement déjà un)

Printmaking is a fascinating way to make marks in your art, whether it’s mixed media, abstract, or beyond. Traci Bautista, author of Printmaking Unleashed, knows it inside and out, as she fearlessly explores ways to use unexpected objects to create new designs. Scroll down to learn how to create your own stencils by using a …

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John Salminen et Golden Watercolors: essai routier

Known for its acrylics, the Golden Artist Colors launches a new line of watercolors.  This article is from The Artist’s Magazine (July/August 2014). Subscribe, for 10 full issues of instruction per year, or read the entire issue for more great art and tips.   Golden Artist Colors has developed a line of watercolors, called QoR Modern Watercolor. Given the fact that there’s already …

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Artiste du mois de juillet | Roger Dale Brown

We’re excited to have our July artist of the month, Roger Dale Brown! He was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine’s 30th Annual Art” competition>. His painting, New Orleans Street Car is below. Keep scrolling to see what Brown has to say about art and life. www.rogerdalebrown.com ~ Nashville, Tennessee I took art in high school and did very well but art wasn’t …

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Peindre le paysage américain, un État (et une histoire) à la fois

Jane Chapin has accomplished a goal that is highly admirable, in my humble opinion. She bravely traveled across America, painted a heartfelt landscape in every state, paid tribute to a military veteran from each state, and published a book about her experience. To top it off, Chapin has been and continues to donate her full …

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10 façons de faire revivre votre esprit studio lorsque vous avez frappé un mur de briques

It’s so easy to fall into a rhythm when it comes to creativity. We find something that we like and that we’re good at, and then we do it again. And again. Before we know it, we’ve settled deep within our comfort zone. Why not? It’s safe and we get frequent gratification because we know …

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Une connexion difficile à reproduire | Pourquoi K Hu peint des portraits

It surprises me, sometimes, to hear about the questions that people ask professional artists. Urban sketches and plein air painters alike have experienced odd questions and comments from passersby, but they’re not alone. K. Hu can attest to this, as you’ll see below. A woman had asked her if she paints “anything besides portraits,” and …

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Lorsque votre travail est utilisé par quelqu'un d'autre: droit d'auteur et Internet

It would be an understatement to say that the internet has changed the way we do things. While it’s made our lives better, it has also helped blur the lines and art hasn’t been exempt from this shift. There was a time when people didn’t know any better when it came to grabbing screenshots and images and …

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Une révolution de l'art qui a longtemps été à venir

Today’s blog post features the groundbreaking art movement simply titled Women Painting Women. The movement was founded by Alia El-Bermani, Diane Feissel and Sadie J. Valeri, whose inspiring story is featured in a recent issue of The Artist’s Magazine, and I’m honored to share it with you here. Enjoy! ~Cherie Women Painting Women: (R)evolution by …

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La valeur d'une AMF

In an interview with John A. Parks, Deborah Bright, Chair of the Fine Arts Department at Pratt Institute, makes a case for an MFA degree. (This article first appeared in the September 2014 issue of The Artist’s Magazine.) Having completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree, many students face a pivotal career choice: go …

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Katie O’Hagan’s Story: Figure and Portrait Peintures à l’huile

This article by Christine McHugh first appeared under the title “Serious Serendipity” in the April 2013 issue of The Artist’s Magazine. Aine, Death Valley (oil, 20×30) by Katie O’Hagan   It’s 8 p.m., her girls are in bed, and Katie O’Hagan stands before the blank canvas in her cluttered, 90-square-foot studio with her dog, Seamus. “Painting …

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Démonstration d'un paysage d'automne avec George Shipperley

This demonstration is from “Familiar Sights That Never Were” by BJ Foreman in the July/August issue of The Artist’s Magazine. “Autumnal Tonalities” By George Shipperley I base my landscapes upon years of observation of the natural world, but the particular scenes I depict come from my imagination. For the painting that would be Pathway, I saw in …

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Téléchargement gratuit | Superbe Nature Morte Art

This free download, from Artists Network, features stunning still life fine art and the artists’ stories behind the creation of each the featured still lifes. Best Still Life Painting Techniques and Stories that Inspire, tells the stories of award-winning still life oil, still life watercolor, and other still life fine art from The Artist’s Magazine’s Annual Art …

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Comment créer un art coloré et chaotique et sans contrainte

You may know Chris Cozen as an acrylic painting teacher; perhaps you’ve even read her recent blog post on %E2%80%9C10″ ways to revive your studio spirit when you hit a brick wall.> She’s back with an insightful explanation of how she uses acrylic glazes to transform abstract shapes into serene compositions. Cozen’s writing is almost lyrical, as …

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Artiste du mois de septembre | Ann Kraft Walker

Please help us welcome our September artist of the month, Ann Kraft Walker! She was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine’s 30th Annual Art Competition. Her charming painting, Never Fails, is below. Keep scrolling to see what Walker has to say about art and life. The Woodlands, Texas ~ www.annkraftwalker.com Never Fails (oil on linen, 12×14) by Ann …

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Peintures à l'huile qui englobent l'ange et le démon sur votre épaule

Mary Ellen Johnson is a “precision realist” whose subject is all American, and yet also universal –it is food, delicious, memory-jolting, decadent food. As you can see in these two examples of her oil” paintings>, the results of her labor are almost real enough to taste. Johnson’s work is featured in The Artist’s Magazine (see her Hot Fudge …

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Votre automne, une ressource incontournable en acrylique | Artiste en acrylique, numéro d'automne 2014

Explore your creativity with the Fall 2014 issue of Acrylic Artist, a special 124-page issue celebrating the versatility of acrylic. Featuring a wide variety of vibrant and varied acrylic and mixed-media paintings—along with tips from fellow artists who share their processes—you’ll be inspired to experiment with acrylic-specific mediums to change the dynamic of your paints,  discover ways to incorporate metal …

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Les gagnants de Strokes of Genius 7 sont annoncés

Congratulations to the 118 artists selected for North Light Books’ 2014 drawing competition Strokes of Genius 7: Depth, Dimension + Space! If you see your name below, please check your email accounts (and junk boxes) for instructions on next steps. You will receive an email from us with the subject line “Strokes 7 Winner Notification” …

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Peindre à l'acrylique: une approche toujours curieuse de la création artistique

Oh, happy day! Acrylic painting is taking the art community by storm, and so our team is happy to share with you the newest and highly-awaited issue of Acrylic Artist magazine. “In many ways, acrylic painters are like the Lewis and Clark of the art world,” says editor Anne Hevener in the summer issue of Acrylic Artist. “With a …

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Artiste du mois d'octobre | Yael Maimon

Congratulations to our October artist of the month, Yael Maimon! She was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine’s 30th Annual Art Competition. Her fairytale-inspired painting, One Way Ticket to Wonderland, is below. Keep scrolling to see what Maimon has to say about art and life. Ashkelon, Israel ~ www.yaelmaimon.com One Way Ticket to Wonderland (pastel, 16×22) by Yael Maimon …

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50 citations d'art originales à lire et à répéter

Sometimes, as we talk and write, and communicate in general, magic happens. Handfuls of words come together and land in the right places, giving us nuggets of inspirational gold. I’ve been the online editor of ArtistNetwork.com long enough to have seen many of these treasures, provided mostly by our expert art instructors. Because of my love …

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Harold Gregor: Peindre des paysages

This” article by christine proskow first appeared in the october issue of>The Artist’s Magazine. Illinois Flatscape #94 (acrylic, 29×41) by Harold Gregor For more than 30 years, Harold Gregor has not only been painting landscapes but has also dynamically explored the implications and impact of pictorial space in terms of his complex and enduring subject. …

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Attention à l'artiste | Un modèle de sculpture de citrouille amusant (et gratuit)

Here at Artist’s Network, we love to have fun just as much as we” love to draw>, paint, and create art. And even better, we like to have fun with art! So, we dreamed up something fun to incorporate into our favorite spooky holiday, that shows off just how much we love to be creative. …

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Une leçon de composition pour vous aider à peindre comme Degas

I took an interesting workshop recently on using meditational practices that are meant to better oneself. It involved envisioning a mentor or someone I admire, doing what I want to be doing, and then transferring those thoughts to see myself doing that same thing, just as successfully. This is a fascinating theory, and while I …

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