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When I opened the pages of Strokes of Genius 4, The Best of Drawing: Line and saw ‘Splash’ by Ljubica Fa-Hardi, it appeared that perhaps face paint or Kool-Aid had splashed the subject–this little girl with a squinched face, but…
Using luminescent acrylic paints, Tom Bacher paints landscapes and portraits with spectacular lighting effects. He combines different brands of fluorescent and phosphorescent paints to achieve the look he wants for various elements in paintings that change in color and composition over time.
The Macedonia-born, Pennsylvania-based artist Invanco Talevski is Drawing magazine’s New and Notable artist for our spring 2013 issue. Here, enjoy a few more of the sometimes funny, sometimes unnerving, always idiosyncratic works by this fascinating artist. For more information and …
See a painting demo by mixed media artist Sandrine Pelissier, showing how she created her newspaper collage, acrylic & ink piece, Recycling Life, a winner in The Artist’s Magazine’s 2013 All Media Art Competition.
Every serious artist understands the importance of working from life. Whether it’s the still life, portrait or landscape, there’s no reference material that can replace the experience of interpreting subject matter one-on-one. While it’s never easy to progress from painting from photo reference to painting from life, it takes special concentration to do so in the landscape with the ever-changing lighting and conditions. This, along with the overwhelming vastness of the landscape, can stymie even the most technically advanced pastelist.
This past summer, I was lucky enough to visit the National Gallery in London. Scattered throughout are thousands of artworks, and after walking through just a few of the rooms, I began to feel overwhelmed by looking at the portraits–like I was seeing my own fragile humanity reflected back at me. The subjects all looked beautiful, young, and vibrant, but of course, they’ve all been gone for a long time.