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Claudia Nice understands how to convey the feeling of being in a landscape in person, and how to translate that to a work of art. Today, I’m happy to share with you this brief excerpt from her book, Creating Textured Landscapes with Pen, Ink and Watercolor.
Many residents of the U.S. were treated to a bit (or more) of snow this week. Although not exactly convenient for holiday traveling, it does make for a beautiful landscape. And I can’t think of anyone who knows how to celebrate that more than Colorado artist Lorenzo Chavez whose winter landscapes, in particular, have always struck me as nothing short of magical.
In just two days ArtistsNetwork will launch our Annual Holiday Sweepstakes, and all you have to do is enter your email address to enter. The prizes are unbelievable–we’ve teamed up with some of your favorite art supply manufacturers and stores to come up with a list of goodies that are too good to pass up.
This week the United States of America celebrates the Thanksgiving holiday—a time when we’re encouraged to reflect on the things for which we are thankful. Human nature, being what it is, often keeps us more attentive to the negative versus the positive aspects of life. All we have to do is tune into the daily news to witness this fixation. This predilection to the negative may serve a profound purpose in encouraging us to strive for better, but when left unchecked over a period of time, can led to frustration and hopelessness. The same tendency to focus on the negative can affect creativity.
Get five years’ worth of pastel tips, techniques and inspiration at your fingertips! This searchable, printable and portable Pastel Journal 5-Year Archive: Volume 3, 2009-2013 DVD is a must-have resource for your pastel library! The DVD compendium features 30 issues …
At Artist’s Network University we’re thankful for each of our students, people from around the world trying something new or furthering their education in their favorite medium. We’re also thankful for our instructors; fantastic artists in their own right all of whom take the time to answer questions each week, provide insight and guide artists on their creative paths, all from their own computers! It’s a special community we’ve created here, artists of all skill levels from all types of backgrounds and geographies!
To mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, I am happy to share a pastel by renowned portrait artist, Daniel Greene. California gallery, Mountainsong Galleries, in Carmel-by-the-Sea, has just made his historic portrait—painted in 1963—available for acquisition.
We recently finished our list of Drawing magazine’s 10 greatest covers. Here, for your viewing enjoyment is the full list, plus one to grow on! We started our list at #10, with this cover by Ian Ingram: #9, by Wayne …
Today’s message comes from Mark Mehaffey, who wrote the following for Watercolor Artist (February 2013). He says that “when it comes to painting, most of us want to pick up our brushes and dive right in. That way of working is fun, but only occasionally will it result in a great painting. If you want your paintings to reach their full potential…