In the spring 2016 issue of Drawing, we feature Ben Tolman as our New and Notable artist. Tolman’s ink drawings are painstakingly detailed, and they portray city life as both disorderly and structured. The interplay between reality and fantasy often makes its way into his pieces, which incorporate such elements as a crumbling complex full of zoo animals and an office...
Inspired by far-reaching travels from the planet’s poles to the Equator, Zaria Forman’s monumental compositions—sublime in both beauty and content—document the many forms of water, a vital resource to all living things on Earth ...
Three pros—Richard Sneary, Brienne Brown and Glen Knowles—share their best tips for watercolor painting en plein air in the June 2016 issue of Watercolor Artist. View a gallery of their work here, along with some bonus pointers!
For Jill Krasner, making art is all about freedom and joy. She loves the whimsy, the dreamlike quality and the fantasy she can bring to an abstract watercolor. View a gallery of her multimedia works here.
View a gallery of Oklahoma artist Jude Tolar's striking pastel florals, which she paints as floral "portraits" in order to filter out distracting details.
Regarding abstract art, New York City artist Arlene Richman says, “I try not to be intellectual about it. I let it happen. View this gallery of non-objective pastels by the winner of the Richeson Pastel Bronze Award in the 17th annual Pastel 100 competition.
Laurie Goldstein-Warren was taught in watercolor painting to work light to dark, but she's since learned to go straight in with the darkest darks for drama. View a gallery of her dramatic works of art here.
The crop of winners from our most recent watercolor art competition, the 7th annual Watermedia Showcase, exempliﬁes incredible ingenuity, marvelous craftsmanship and masterful watercolor painting. View a gallery of the top prizewinners here.
"The figures in Jane Lewis’ paintings," writes John Parks, "look out at us from a becalmed, strange and curiously timeless world. Rendered impeccably in subtly shifting tones and hues, the paintings present characters dressed in improbable costumes that seem to belong to a bygone, classical age.
Lyn Asselta lives in South Florida, a location that affords wonderful opportunities for the landscape painter, but Asselta proves there's more to the surroundings for artists than the expected seascape ...
Joanne Last revels in breaking away from traditional methods and thinking. Pastel Journal presents her remembered and abstracted pastel landscapes here—find more in the December 2016 issue of the magazine.