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Journeys to Abstraction by Sue St. John

Editor’s Pick: Journeys to Abstraction by Sue St. John

In Journeys to Abstraction, by Sue St. John, fifty-eight artists share their process and inspiration on 100 abstract paintings covering a variety of mixed media. Find your own inspiration and develop your own techniques with this great gallery of abstract art from top abstract artists. The popularity of creative abstract mixed media art continues...

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Free Watercolor Demo: Discover Shapes Within a Composition

  Painting Watercolor Flowers That Glow, an encore presentation of North Light artist Jan Kunz’s best-selling book, shares simple step-by-step demonstrations for capturing that celebrated “glow” in watercolor. Kunz explains how composition, color theory and other important elements of painting apply to painting flowers, distilling years of experience into key techniques artists can take...

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Preview an Excerpt from The Successful Artist’s Career Guide

      In her new book, The Successful Artist’s Career Guide, artist and author Margaret Peot offers experienced advice and empowerment to art students, aspiring artists and longtime hobbyists for taking that next step toward mapping out the creative life of your dreams. Along with advice on practical matters like promoting your work...

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Paint an Autumn Tree in Acrylic With Lee Hammond

Learn how to paint an autumn tree in acrylic with this free demonstration from North Light’s Paint Landscapes in Acrylic With Lee Hammond. Materials Paints: Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Umber, Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Ivory Black, Prussian Blue and Titanium White Brushes: 1-inch (25mm) flat, no. 2 flat bristle, no. 2 liner, no....

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Sketch a Street Scene With Grant Fuller

Learn how to sketch a street scene in one-point perspective and at the same time, get a sneak peek at Grant Fuller’s new drawing instruction book, Start Sketching & Drawing Now– in stores this Fall…. This will be a one-point perspective drawing of a street scene with a single vanishing point. 1. Rough In...