Author Archives: McKenzie Graham, Associate Editor

Siren Song (oil, 23k gold leaf and composition gold leaf on panel, 48x60)

December Artist of the Month | Steven DaLuz

I developed a process using composition gold leaf, copper leaf, chemically-induced patinas, oil and other mixed media. As light passes through the glazes of oil, it bounces off the underlying metal leaf, creating a glow that appears to come from within the painting. At first glance, the paintings look normal. The...

Coffee Pot with Ribbon (oil on linen, 16x20)

November Artist of the Month | Sandra Power

I enter The Artist’s Magazine competition every year. I believe that entering such competitions, along with juried exhibitions, provide the artist with the opportunity to assess their level of accomplishment. Competing brings much needed exposure to a wider public. The result, win or lose, also provides the impetus to continue making better and better...

Birds of a Feather by Loretta Fasan

June Artist of the Month | Loretta Fasan

My paintings are a combination of realism, pattern, trompe l’oeil, and whimsy. I am strongly influenced by portraits and costumes from the past. I enjoy painting female figures, at times mysterious, humorous, or serene, using intense or subtle colors, textures and gold-leaf patterns in the costumes. There is an iconic aspect to some...