Acrylic Artist Magazine

acrylic artist summer issue


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Latest Post from Acrylic Artist Magazine

  • Announcing the Winners of AcrylicWorks 3

    Congratulations to the 112 artists selected for North Light Books’ third annual Best of Acrylic competition AcrylicWorks 3: Celebrating Texture! 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 “AcrylicWorks 3 Winner Notification” by ...


More than 20 of today’s hottest working artists are showcased in the summer issue of Acrylic Artist—dig in for ideas and inspiration that will inform your own work. Cover artist Hugh Greer shares how his drawing and compositional skills combine to create inviting work that collectors love. Jean Pederson walks you through a step-by-step portrait demo full of mark-making techniques that translate to creating the illusion of texture. Tesia Blackburn’s creativity column explains why working in series is good for your art (and your wallet). Plus, you’ll find outstanding examples of photorealistic paintings from Michael Riddet, insights from Filomena Booth on creating abstracts that delight (and sell!), and tips from Elaine Twiss on painting glass.

Demo of the Week

  • Floral Still Life | Demonstration in Oil


    Opulence, with its 40 carnations and five Victorian receptacles, required thorough planning, not only because of the complexity of the setup, but also because I was racing against time; those flowers would eventually wilt, and I wanted to paint them from life.

Online Event

  • Upcoming Online Events


    Figure Drawing: Lessons in Life Drawing with Dan Gheno | Tuesday, June 30 | 1pm-2pm EDT Click here to register now!


  • Currently Open for Submissions!


    Artistic Excellence from Southwest Art is now accepting entries. Details Here! Deadline is June 15, 2015. Other Upcoming Art Contests can be found on our Art Competitions page.

Northlight Shops


  • Art of the Carolinas 14th Annual Trade Show


    Registration now open! 14th Annual Trade Show at the Hilton North Raleigh. 100+ Workshops in all media! 35+ instructors. FREE admission and FREE parking! Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 14th, 15th & 16th. Workshops begin Thursday, Nov. 13th – Register online for the workshops. For more information visit or 800-827-8478 ext. 156 Sharon DiGiulio.  



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