Latest Post from Acrylic Artist Magazine
Neighborhood scenes have been the main focus of Nina Davidowitz’s artwork for nearly 15 years. “I’m fascinated with the geometric shapes of houses and buildings contrasted with their natural surroundings—shrubs, lawns and woods,” she says. “Sometimes nature is also geometric, as when we “sculpt” our shrubs.”
Cover artist Rick Bennett’s seascapes are good medicine for what’s ailing many of us: cabin fever! His paintings exhibit an expert blend of representational techniques combined with abstract methods for sublime results. Bennett shares a step-by-step demo in the feature “Looking Through Water.” Wildlife artist Daniel Smith shares his methods of how he captures photorealistic details in his paintings inspired by the life he lives in Montana in “Seeing is Believing.” Plus, Mark Mehaffey’s “The Same but Different” feature on how to use techniques to bridge the transparent and opaque divide in watermedia is fascinating and inspiring. There’s so much more: Winners of the 60th Annual Exhibition of The National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, artist Denis Ryan’s gritty urban landscapes and vintage neon lights, and a sneak peek at one of the next issue’s artists, Kim Ellery.
Demo of the Week
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.
Mary Todd Beam is here to help us bolt out of circular thinking so that we can find more satisfaction with our art. Her book, “Creative Edge: Art Exercises to Celebrate Your Creative Self,” is a great one to have on hand, as you can easily pick it up when you’re in a funk or ...
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The Annual Art Competition from The Artist’s Magazine is now accepting entries. Details Here! Deadline is April 1, 2015. Other Upcoming Art Contests can be found on our Art Competitions page.
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