The Artist’s Magazine Blog

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cropped MacBeth-colored-pencil-drawing-by-Mark-Menendez

It Was A Little Tacky | Painting Portraits

Mark Menendez is a portrait artist who has an incredible passion for teaching. I’m so pleased to share with you this Q&A we held recently. Make sure you read all the way through--you’ll get a kick out of a slight misunderstanding he had with a beautiful student, which he shares here.

Over Watkins landscape painting by Brian Keeler

Painting During the Golden Hour

It's no secret that Brian Keeler's landscape paintings are filled with stunning light. The sunsets in his work are quiet, and take us to a time and place where drivers wave to each other on the backroads, and folks sit on their front porches with glasses of sun tea as they watch the clouds...

cropped Portrait painting by Sharon Sprung  ArtistsNetworkTV instructor

Preconceived Notions, and Three Ways to Learn Art

Recently we’ve been featuring many of our on-sale magazines, our newest books, and our art kits, but I wanted to make sure that you were also aware of the online instruction that ArtistsNetwork offers. It can be difficult to attend classes in person, and so streaming workshops may be an ideal option for you....

acrylic painting by Patti Mollica

Bold, Breakthrough Discoveries

It stands to reason that the more you do something, the better you’ll get. Writing stories, playing music, and drawing/painting are the first three examples that come to my mind. For today’s newsletter, I’ve invited Patti Mollica, a workshop teacher for GOLDEN Artist Colors, to share the reasons that she paints daily so that...

watercolor landscape painting

A Need to Paint

Rex and Susan Beanland are retired teachers whose paths of sharing knowledge didn’t end, but rather began anew once they left the classrooms. For that’s when they took their combined love of art and desire to teach to start producing videos by artists, for artists, on how to paint. Read about their vision for...