After interviewing Alain Picard during his stay in Cincinnati while he was filming three new DVDs on how to paint light, I’ve been, well, enlightened. Here’s a little glimpse at what he had to say about how light inspires him.
“Just as we can look deep within a ruby so can we look deep within a skillful glaze.” This comes from Michael Wilcox, the author of a gorgeous book simply titled, Glazing. The following is an excerpt that gives a historical account of this oil painting technique. Also included below is “Texture and Glazing,” a close-up...
Discover the groundbreaking art movement simply titled Women Painting Women.
The settings that George James creates are familiar and the arrangements are casual—studios, cafes, gardens—all familiar haunts of a painter. In this free excerpt from "Floating and in Flux" by Ruth K. Meyer in the January/February 2012 issue of The Artist's Magazine, James shares his technique in a step-by-step demonstration.
Learn how to find out if your artwork is being used without permission on the internet.
I would love to make up my own story about what either just happened or what’s about to happen in one of Joseph Crone’s colored pencil artworks, but I’ve invited him to take us beyond the paper and into his own psyche, to both connect us with his process and entertain us with his...
Each of a dog’s features come together to form the whole picture, of his personality or a rendition of it. That’s where Sandra Angelo comes in, with lessons on how to draw animals. Here she shares a step-by-step demo on how to draw this curious little part of a dog’s face.
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It surprises me, sometimes, to hear about the questions that people ask professional artists. Urban sketches and plein air painters alike have experienced odd questions and comments from passersby, but they're not alone.
When Chris Cozen realized that she had fallen into a predictable rhythm with her acrylic art, she decided to "pull a 180” and start painting with fresh eyes again. In today’s newsletter, she shares her advice with you so that you can break the habit of repetition.