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Démo de peinture | Comment utiliser les bords durs et mous

Gain an Edge—With Edges Use edges to direct attention, show dimensionality and depict the play of light. By Jane Jones When speaking of a painting, the term edges can refer to two things. One is the relative quickness or slowness of color transition, which is usually described as the hardness or softness of edges. Hard …

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Peindre un vase en cristal | Pas à pas de Soon Warren

Splendor in the Glass The keys to painting cut crystal in watercolor are a detailed drawing, masking fluid and patient glazing. By Soon Y. Warren Reference photo Portraying cut crystal looks complicated and difficult at first glance. Creating a painting that has such detail requires both patience and time; however, when you start to break …

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Démo étape par étape d'une peinture de paysage à l'huile 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. In this free excerpt from “Literate Landscapes” by Richard Stull in The” artist magazine>, Ligare describes each step as he paints Seascape with Large Rock (below, right; …

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Gouache et aérographe: une démonstration étape par étape

In this free excerpt from “Introducing the Airbrush” in The Artist’s Magazine (May 2013) by Daniel K. Tennant, he describes how he painted Apple and Strawberry (gouache, 8×10) using a traditional brush, in combination with an airbrush, for a flawless finish. Demo: 1. Underpainting: I applied the gouache underpainting with a traditional brush. The colors …

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Démo pas à pas: un portrait au crayon de couleur

In this free excerpt from “Colored Pencil Comes of Age” by Maureen Bloomfield in The Artist’s Magazine (May 2013), artist Shawn Falchetti gives a step-by-step demonstration of how to paint with colored pencil and water-soluble crayon. Colored Pencil Plus Water Demo: 1. With raw umber, brown and black Neocolor II crayons, I blocked in the major dark …

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Apprendre à voir: Démo pas à pas avec Sarah Lamb

In this excerpt from “Starting with the Darks” by Louise B. Hafesh in The Artist’sMagazine (June 2013), Sarah Lamb leads a step-by-step demo on accomplishing her stunning alla prima approach to painting. The end result is Three Pears (oil, 13×16). Learning to Seeby Sarah Lamb “Nothing is hard to paint when you look at every object …

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Progression de Heavenly Hues: une démo pas à pas pastel

In this excerpt from Stan Sperlak’s feature article “Into the Night” from The Artist’s Magazine (June 2013),  Sperlak demonstrates how to complete a sunset landscape from start to finish. Scroll down to read this step-by-step demo, and learn how to portray the ethereal qualities of night with pastel. Progression of Heavenly HuesBy Stan Sperlak The moments …

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Dessiner la nature au fil des saisons | Une leçon gratuite

Have you ever experienced the peace of walking through the woods or the excitement of a storm gathering on a beach? Or how about what Mother Nature is showing many of us today, right outside our doors, as the seasons change? Artwork provides the ability for us to capture those moments and share them with …

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Gagnants du concours d'arts médiatiques 2013

Congratulations to The Artist’s Magazine‘s 2013 All Media Art Competition winners! Nick Alm is the grand prize winner for Two Lovers (below; oil, 40×30). Continue reading to view the first places and honorable mentions in the categories for Watercolor; Pastel; Acrylic; Graphite, Charcoal and Ink; Colored Pencil; Mixed Media and Collage; Oil and Oil Pastel. …

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L'acte intemporel du dessin | Un mot de l'artiste Craig Nelson

Today’s guest editor is Craig Nelson, author of The” drawing bible.> The following comes from the introduction of this book, which is currently on sale at North Light Shop. The Napping Student (CarbOthello pencil and charcoal pencil on vellum, 12×14) by Craig Nelson Drawing is the one artistic endeavor that everyone has experienced at some …

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Pastel Landscape Demo avec Michael Chesley Johnson

In The Artist’s Magazine‘s September issue, Maureen Bloomfield writes about Michael Chesley Johnson’s landscapes in the feature article Poetry of Earth. Here is an bonus demo that Chesley Johnson shared with us on how to paint a pastel landscape. Point Lobos Sublime Demo by Michael Chesley Johnson For my studio painting Point Lobos Sublime, I …

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Alla Prima: Application de la couleur sans mélange

In The Artist’s Magazine‘s July/August issue, four artists share techniques and tips for distinguishing and then conveying compelling fleshtones in Christine McHugh’s feature article, “Portrait Palettes.” Russell Harris is one of the artists featured, and here he describes his own method for capturing a portrait. If you like this article, and want to read others …

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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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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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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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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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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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Les gagnants de Strokes of Genius 6 sont annoncés

Congratulations to the 124 artists chosen for North Light Books’ 2013 drawing competition Strokes of Genius 6: Value | Lights & Darks! 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 6 Winner …

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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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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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Seulement dans tes rêves | L'art de Dorian Vallejo

“What I find exciting is to deviate from direct observation in exploration of territory that challenges and surprises me: ideas that relate to the psychology of our inner selves or the interplay between the conscious and unconscious aspects of our existence,” says Dorian Vallejo, in The Artist’s Magazine (November 2013). Vallejo’s images are dreamlike and …

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Un tableau qui a l'air vivant | Une démo avec Thomas Torak

by Thomas Torak This is an excerpt from Robert K. Carsten’s feature article “Alive with Paint” in The Artist’s Magazine (October 2013). To read the full article, click here, or to subscribe, click here. Painting self-portraits has a long and continuing tradition, from Rembrandt to Vincent van Gogh to David Leffel. It’s a wonderful way …

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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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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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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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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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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: David Ligare, Ancient Greco-Roman Paintings

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Choisir un modèle: l’opinion d’un artiste portraitiste

I recently shared with you the work of Edgar Jerin, which I discovered in Art Journey Portraits and Figures: The Best of Contemporary Drawing in Graphite, Pastel and Colored Pencil.  Because it was so hard to narrow down my coverage to only one portrait artist, we’re sharing the work of another today. Brian Smith’s Portrait …

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Démo de mélange de couleurs avec Koo Schadler

This demonstration is from “What Color Is Red?” by Koo Shadler from the January/February issue of The Artist’s Magazine. Lesson in Local Color By Koo Schadler Image 1 is a simple still life photo that I give to students as a preliminary painting exercise. Image 1 Not uncommonly, a student begins by identifying the local colors of the …

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3 erreurs que vous faites lorsque vous dessinez la figure

Don’t you sometimes wish you could apply the keyboard’s “undo” shortcut to life? When we make a mistake, and all of us do, the first response should be to acknowledge and then correct it. Easier said than done, yes? When it comes to art, specifically figure drawing, it’s relatively easy to do. Because with Stan …

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Cheng-Khee Chee explique les papiers d'art asiatiques

 This article by Cheng-Khee Chee first appeared in the April 2014 Ask the Experts column of The Artist’s Magazine. Q: I’m confused by the different types of Asian art papers, such as masa, kozo and mulberry, not to mention those with more exotic-sounding names like “kinwashi.” Can you help me sort out the different types?  Cheng-Khee Chee’s …

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Cheng-Khee Chee explique les traditions de l'aquarelle

This Q&A by Cheng-Khee Chee first appeared in the Ask the Experts column of the April 2015 issue of The Artist’s Magazine. Q. How do Western and Eastern watercolor traditions and techniques differ? Cheng-Khee Chee’s Answer: A work of art represents the expression of an artist, and creativity is strongly influenced by the artist’s cultural and …

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Portrait de portrait à l'huile: Chris Saper partage ses connaissances

Chris Saper isn’t new to artistmagazine. We’ve featured her portrait paintings in The Artist’s Magazine, welcomed her as a host for online events, and worked with her to publish her work in a book format. Saper has even produced four instructional videos with artistmagazine.tv on how to paint portraits. I’ve asked her to tell us …

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Intégrer les techniques et la culture pour créer des peintures à l'aquarelle fascinantes

If you think you’ve exhausted the possibilities of painting a specific subject, such as flowers, then think again. Chances are you’ve not yet experimented with Chinese watercolor painting–a style that is beautiful to behold, and when taught by Lian Quan Zhen, is a low-pressure activity that is about the journey as well as the results. …

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Karen Anne Klein: La nature à l'aquarelle et au crayon de couleur

This article on artist Karen Anne Klein, written by Meredith E. Lewis, first appeared in the January/February 2012 issue of The” artist magazine>.   In Butterflies (watercolor and colored pencil, 20½x20½), a large, linear green square acts as a boundary for the whole composition. “It’s a structure,” Karen Anne Klein says, “in contrast with a …

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Beth Krommes: Illustratrice primée de Scratchboard

This feature article by Louise B. Hafesh on Beth Krommes originally appeared in the November 2011 issue of The” artist magazine>. Sunrise in the Meadow (scratchboard and watercolor) by Beth Krommes, from Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow (Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2006) by Joyce Sidman “What I love about illustration is …

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Que faites-vous avec vos griffonnages? Gagnez 1 000 $ et obtenez publié

We all know that Zentangle® and doodle art are taking the world by storm, but what can you do once you’ve created beautiful tangle art for yourself? Share it, of course! artistmagazine and Cloth Paper Scissors are proud to announce our first annual Zen Doodle drawing competition. Win up to $1,000–and see your winning work in …

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Démo du dessin en trois dimensions: utilisation de bords durs et mous

An online extra from The Artist’s Magazine! Edges can be hard or soft; contours can be closed or open. Learn how to vary edges and contours to give depth and resonance to your three-dimensional drawing. By Juliette Aristides An artist learning how to draw often draws only with closed lines (closed contours; hard edges), whereas …

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Nature morte, technique de peinture: bords durs et mous

This still life painting technique is explained and demonstrated by Michael Chesley Johnson. For more information on painting hard and soft edges, see his Brushing Up article in the October 2015 issue of The Artist’s Magazine. 3 Muses (oil on panel, 12×9) by Michael Chesley Johnson Painting a still life gives you plenty of opportunity …

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Cesar Santos sur des portraits classiques à l'huile

In the Classical Tradition: A Self-Portrait by Cesar Santos “I am fascinated with the way our daily activities establish identity in a specific way: I seek to establish a relationship between the subject and his/her place in society, including hints of the environment implying what each is shaped and perhaps defined by.” Cesar Santos In …

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Candice Bohannon: Portraits à l'huile avec Pathos

This article on Candice Bohannon, written by Selena Reder, originally appeared in the June 2012 issue of The Artist Magazine. “Color plays a key role in Dementia (oil, 38×48),” says Bohannon. “The cold hues of the water against the fiery reds of the barren grassland reflect the inner turmoil and isolation of this elderly woman, …

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Glacer dans les huiles: une démonstration de fleur

Growing & Pruning & Glazing Garden of Joy: Eleven Steps and Several Diversions Jane Jones writes out a step-by-step demonstration of how to paint her stunning, large-scale work, Garden of Joy (scroll to the bottom to see the completed piece.) In these 11 steps, she demonstrates glazing in oils, using Photoshop, editing composition and much more! …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Aquarelle Paysage Peinture Démonstration

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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Nature morte, technique de peinture: bords durs et doux

This still life painting technique is explained and demonstrated by Michael Chesley Johnson. For more information on painting hard and soft edges, see his Brushing Up article in the October 2015 issue of The Artist’s Magazine. 3 Muses (oil on panel, 12×9) by Michael Chesley Johnson Painting a still life gives you plenty of opportunity …

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Les sous-couches aident à conserver des valeurs correctes

Stay True to Your Values Keep your lights and darks on track with a monochromatic underpainting. By Michael Chesley Johnson Whatever your medium, values make your design. They’re the visual signals that the eye translates as shape, light and shadow. Wandering from true-to-life values undermines the design you work so hard to capture. If you …

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Certains l'aiment chaud | Crayon de couleur art grésille

I can’t stop looking at Arlene Steinberg’s painting, Paradise Dreams (below; colored pencil and water-soluble crayons on heated paper, 12×12). Each time I flip through my newest issue of The Artist’s Magazine, I seem to stop on this page and stare, enjoying the color and depth of this image. At first the abstract quality of …

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Principes de base de la peinture à l'huile: Brosses 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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Démo crayon de couleur | La couleur blanche

White: A Delicate Explosion of Color Render the elusive, subtle colors present in white objects, using colored pencil. By Alyona Nickelsen For centuries artists have been fascinated by white and have presented their visions in a wide array of subjects. White mysteriously shimmers in snowy landscapes, glows in luminous flower petals and shines from the …

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Un sous-vêtement peut rehausser votre couleur

Perk Up Your Color A complementary underpainting lifts monotonous “real” color out of the doldrums. By Michael Chesley Johnson   As an instructor specializing in painting with pastel en plein air, I’ve seen many students struggle with monotonous or dull color. All too often, beginners go into the landscape with the intention of painting a …

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Idées de dessin: dessiner, griffonner et rêver

Dessiner, griffonner et rêver Utilisez votre carnet de croquis pour approfondir votre compréhension des structures du monde qui vous entoure. (Une leçon de croquis extraite du cerveau de votre artiste ) Par Carl Purcell Les types de dessins que vous réalisez dans votre carnet de croquis varient en fonction des raisons pour lesquelles vous les …

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Les bases de la peinture à l'huile: Pinceaux

Salut les débutants, ne soyez pas intimidé par la peinture à l’huile – surtout quand vous avez les principes fondamentaux ici pour vous! Nous parlons ici de l’un des fondements de la peinture à l’huile: les pinceaux. Quels types existent-ils, comment les utiliser et comment s’en occuper. Entrez dans cet aperçu du savoir-faire de base …

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Maintenir la mise au point avec un premier plan structuré

Maintenir la mise au point avec un avant-plan à motifs par Claudia Seymour Lors de la conception d’une nature morte, vous devez penser en termes de diriger l’œil du spectateur vers les éléments de la nature morte. Travailler avec des valeurs et des températures de couleur différentes et utiliser des couleurs complémentaires peut vous aider …

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Tu viens un long chemin, bébé | Crayon de couleur art aujourd'hui

À quoi pensez-vous quand vous pensez à l’ art au crayon de couleur ? Le premier mot que j’avais associé à ce mot est simplement «dessin», car il nécessite certaines des mêmes techniques que graphite / plomb. Ce que je ne savais pas depuis longtemps, c’est que le crayon de couleur habite un monde entier …

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Les bases de la peinture à l'huile: Pinceaux 101

Salut les débutants, ne soyez pas intimidé par la peinture à l’huile – surtout quand vous avez les principes fondamentaux ici pour vous! Nous parlons ici de l’un des fondements de la peinture à l’huile: les pinceaux. Quels types existent-ils, comment les utiliser et comment s’en occuper. Entrez dans cet aperçu du savoir-faire de base …

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Literate Landscapes: David Ligare

Engagé dans sa propre version du voyage dans le temps, David Ligare , avec son obsession avouée de l’ancienne culture gréco-romaine, crée ses peintures exquises dans la recherche de l’unité primordiale. Lisez la démonstration étape par étape ci-jointe, ici. «Literate Landscapes» de Richard Stull est apparu pour la première fois dans The Artist’s Magazine (mai …

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Cheng-Khee Chee explique papiers d'art asiatiques

Cet article de Cheng-Khee Chee a été publié pour la première fois dans la rubrique Ask the Experts du magazine The Artist, en avril 2014 . Q: Je suis déconcerté par les différents types de papiers d’art asiatiques, tels que masa, kozo et mûrier, sans parler de ceux portant des noms plus exotiques comme «kinwashi». …

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Urban Esquisser: A Panorama Pen & encre et aquarelle

Essayez ceci: sans bouger la tête, choisissez un point focal devant vous puis observez ce que vous pouvez voir dans votre vision périphérique. Je suppose que cela va au-delà de ce que vous incluez normalement dans un dessin, ne serait-ce que parce que le papier n’est pas assez grand. Marc Taro Holmes, qui a fait …

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Demo Landscape Autumn avec George Shipperley

Cette démonstration est tirée de «Des paysages familiers qui n’ont jamais été» de BJ Foreman dans le numéro de juillet / août du magazine The Artist’s. «Tonalités d’automne» par George Shipperley Je base mes paysages sur des années d’observation du monde naturel, mais les scènes particulières que je décris viennent de mon imagination. Pour la …

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

Il n’y a pas de meilleur moment que maintenant pour perfectionner vos compétences de base en dessin. Commencez par cette leçon de base sur les dessins de Steven Levin et de The Artist’s. Consultez ensuite la vidéo d’instruction Top 10 des techniques artistiques: Dessin au crayon pour apprendre les méthodes clés pour perfectionner vos compétences …

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Comment peindre une draperie

Accroché là Peindre les plis et les ombres dans les draperies peut être délicat. Voici comment vous préparer au succès. Par Jane Jones Décontractée à formelle, imposante à festive, la draperie peut être un élément important de la peinture. Il peut définir ou soutenir l’ambiance générale de votre composition. La configuration des plis, leur orientation …

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