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The Quotable Artist: Michael Shane Neal

“I’ve always believed that north light is a very critical light to paint by. If your work pleases you in the studio, it will look reasonably good in other lighting conditions.” —Michael Shane Neal, from “Everything is Illuminated” in the October 2007 issue of The Artist’s Magazine. Inspiration and instruction are...

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Tip File: Headache-free Commissions

John Michael Carter shares his personal commission secrets and resources: • Take pride in your work. Be sure that your commissioned pieces are paintings that you like, not just what the client will accept. • Protect yourself. Be trusting and trustworthy—but always get your agreements in writing. • Hone your social...

Narrative Figuration exhibition

Four Feet of Spring (2009; oil on linen, 52×51) by Daniel O’Connor Cincinnati, Ohio’s Weston Art Gallery presents “Narrative Figuration” March 25 through June 5. You may also like these articles:

The Quotable Artist: Paul O. Zelinsky

“I tried from the start to make illustrations as formally successful as I possibly could—yes, they would illuminate a test, but why couldn’t they also be what my teachers defined as art?” —Paul O. Zelinsky, from “Artist at Play” in the November 2007 issue of The Artist’s Magazine. Inspiration and instruction...

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Tip File: Free Money for Artists

Visit www.grants.gov. There are over 1,000 grant programs offered by all federal grant-making agencies. Grants.gov allows organizations to find and apply for more than $400 billion in federal grants electronically. Click “Get Registered” on the left-hand menu bar. You’ll see categories listed under “Individual Registration” and “Organizational Registration.” Click on the...

The Quotable Artist: Jacqui Beck

“When I’m enjoying the flow of the process, I do my best work. If I sense that the painting is becoming too ‘precious,’ I may stop and glue something onto the canvas or smear on some molding paste.”  — Jackqui Beck, from “A Metaphor for Life” in the September 2007 issue...

Tip File: Practice Learning How to See

• Make a viewfinder by cutting a window in a piece of matboard. Look closely at the subject, whether it’s a still life setup or a landscape or something undefined. • Find a subject that interests you. Look at it for an entire minute. Write down or draw a picture of...

Nothing Can Stop Her Now: Samantha Bennett, in her own words

We at The Artist’s Magazine love to hear from our readers. Samantha Bennett recently wrote a letter to us to share her story of continuing to paint —despite physical limitations—with you, and so it’s with my pleasure to introduce Ms. Bennett, in her own words. Dear Artist’s Magazine, I’m an artist...

The Quotable Artist: Jane Jones

“When painting, you need to add what you know to what you see in a photograph.” —Jane Jones, from “Shadowy Secrets” in the May 2008 issue of The Artist’s Magazine. Inspiration and instruction are at your fingertips when you click here and order The Artist’s Magazine‘s 2008 Annual CD. You may...

Tip File: Setting Your (web)Sites

For artists who have or are seeking representation from a gallery and also have their own website, Joe Santos recommends not selling your work on your own website. After all, why should a gallery compete with you? It’s fine to display your work online; however, just don’t list prices. And always...

Current Exhibition by One of Our Very Own

This past weekend, I happily joined my fellow colleagues for an exhibition at the Artisans Enterprise Center (Covington, Kentucky) curated by Maureen Bloomfield, editor-in-chief of The Artist’s Magazine. The exhibition was particularly special because it featured the work of Jamie Markle, Fine Art Community Publisher at F+W Media. The body of...