Author Archives: dmatriccino

The Quotable Artist: Anthony Waichulis

“Drawing and painting subjects can be quite difficult. Drawing the simple patterns of light that drape these subjects, much easier. Search out abstract patterns and you’re one step closer to capturing realism.” —Anthony Waichulis, from “Now You See It…” in the September 2007 issue of The Artist’s Magazine. Inspiration and instruction are at your...

Tip File: Develop Your “Artist’s Eye”

Squint at your subject. Begin by squinting at your subject or your reference photo. Squinting eliminates most of the distracting detail and small value changes. You’ll notice that the white or light-valued areas stand out clearly, while the rest of your visual field is reduced to a midtone gray with darker sections. This tip...

The Quotable Artist: Jacqui Beck

“With acrylic I can really play around and experiment. I want to freedom to try anything, so I appreciate that I can keep moving ahead to something new.” — Jacqui Beck, from “A Metaphor for Life” in the September 2007 issue of The Artist’s Magazine. Inspiration and instruction are at your fingertips when you...

Tip File: Maximize Your Website

Give people a reason to come back. Update your website’s content frequently with fresh images, essays and news. When people realize your site continually changes, they’ll be more likely to stop by. This tip is an excerpt from an article titled “Market Your Site Right,” by Michael Chesley Johnson. To read the full article...

The Quotable Artist: Mark Workman

“My paintings record a feeling, a mood. They are a way to honor nature.” —Mark Workman, from “Contemporary Sublime” in the September 2007 issue of The Artist’s Magazine. Inspiration and instruction are at your fingertips when you click here and order The Artist’s Magazine‘s 2007 Annual CD.

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Tip File: Market Your Site Right

Advertise your site in print. In all your advertising and promotional media—such as newspapers, guidebooks, magazines, newsletters and even daily e-mail correspondence, make sure you include your website address. And of course, don’t forget to put that address on your business card and brochure. This tip is an excerpt from an article titled “Market...

FREE Drawing Lesson!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT In this FREE online event, join award-winning author and artist Sandra Angelo as she shares insider tips, tricks and shortcuts that will help you master faces in days instead of decades! Pulling lessons from her 90-Day Home Study Course, Draw Faces 101, Angelo will...