There is an unrelenting sentiment among some artists, collectors, and critics that making money from making art robs the “artiste” of the purity of making art for art’s sake. Those who think this way seem to think it’s not possible to create art that is aesthetically pleasing, if not perfect, while also making art...
Learn scratchboard techniques as you follow along with Cathy Sheeter in the specific strokes to create the animal fur for a wolf, a bear, and a mountain lion.
Max Ginsburg takes us through his step by step process of how to paint a multifigure scene.
Max Ginsberg, one of the finest draftsmen of our time, shares his oil painting techniques and shows us how to paint people.
In the November 2013 issue of The Artist’s Magazine, Sadie Valeri teaches you how to draw a value sphere from start to finish by using a controlled graphite shading technique to render light shining on a three-dimensional object.
Casey Baugh uses a series of smaller studies to fine-tune the composition, light, and color harmonies for his spectacular portraits in oil. He discusses his oil painting tips and techniques in this article excerpted from "Practice Makes Perfect" by Louise B. Hafesh in The Artist's Magazine's April 2010 issue.
Using luminescent acrylic paints, Tom Bacher paints landscapes and portraits with spectacular lighting effects. He combines different brands of fluorescent and phosphorescent paints to achieve the look he wants for various elements in paintings that change in color and composition over time.
Enjoy outtakes from The Artist's Magazine's interview with Katie O'Hagan—a compelling personality and talented contemporary portrait artist. Learn some of her methods for contemporary family portraits.
Learn how to paint a landscape as Ryan S. Brown demonstrates his process from start to finish for his painting Kaaterskill Clove, Catskills, New York. He explains his field study work, compositional sketch and studio painting, giving tips on his landscape painting techniques for establishing values, working large and painting in the spirit of...
Learn step by step how David Cheifetz painted his winning still life "Spool," displaying his oil painting tips and techniques for handling of edges, contrast, color and composition.
Artist Mark Mehaffey explains how to apply basic principles of composition to abstract or nonobjective paintings.