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It Was A Little Tacky | Painting Portraits

Mark Menendez is a portrait artist who has an incredible passion for teaching. I’m so pleased to share with you this Q&A we held recently. Make sure you read all the way through--you’ll get a kick out of a slight misunderstanding he had with a beautiful student, which he shares here.

Free Portrait Painting Tutorial | Expert Portrait Painting Tips

Paint portraits like a pro when you download these free expert portrait painting techniques! Learn How to Paint Portraits in this Free Guide Supple floral arrangements in still lifes, violent waves in seascapes and exotic wildlife in animal art: artists explore endless subjects, but there’s one that continues to dominate over the years: painting...

Wild and Free (pastel) by Karen Margulis

Summer Portraits and Petals | A Gallery of Pastel Paintings

Composition, color and value are key to the works of pastel artists Donna Biggee, Karen Margulis and Joel Spector. The following gallery of pastel paintings showcases a small sampling of their summertime florals and figures. Read about the artists’ processes and see more of their work—pastel botanicals in both overrun fields and tended gardens—in the June...

George Washington

Sneak Peek: Masterpieces From the National Portrait Gallery

The winter 2014 issue of Drawing focuses on the topic of portraiture, and one of the highlights in this issue is a new installment in our Curator’s Choice series, which takes us into the vaults of the National Portrait Gallery ( The National Portrait Gallery, a part of the Smithsonian Institution, collects portraits of...