"Robin Hazard Bishop is one of those artists whose joy in painting is visibly evident in her work," writes artist and writer Carole Katchen. "She doesn’t paint to please other people. She doesn’t paint to win awards or even to make a living. She simply paints out of a passion for art and color."
"Robin Sheard Nyikos paints pastel portraits and still lifes that brilliantly combine richly layered surfaces with great clarity of form," says arts writer John A. Parks. "Juxtaposing the patterns of exotic fabrics with delicately nuanced descriptions of flesh, her paintings present a world that’s delightfully varied, pleasingly sensual and always engaging."
“My interest in the nude, draped and dimly lit, was born out of my special interest in Italian painting,” says French artist Nathalie Picoulet of her pastel painting interests. Enjoy some examples of her exquisite figure painting here.
Joseph Raffael's huge, vibrant watercolor flowers exhibit a master's command of color and composition. See some of his amazing work as you read his views on life and art, taken from a series of conversations with Betsy Dillard Stroud for The Artist's Magazine.
“Watermedia painting has a long history,” says Stephen Quiller in the August 2014 issue of Watercolor Artist. “Most of the best-known watercolor masters, including Joseph Mallord William Turner, William Blake, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Charles E. Burchfield and John Marin, used opaque gouache, wax, India ink or charcoal along with transparent watercolor in...
Judi Betts was paying attention when she watched Millard Sheets demonstrate one of his watercolor techniques on how to section off the surface and invent color chords to make an underpainting that provided texture, shape and value.
Marike Kleynscheldt creates still lifes that present a window into her passions and curiosities. The highly refined works often include items of special significance, adding a additional layer of meaning to her paintings. The artist’s work is featured in Acrylic Artist, a special summer release from the editors of The Artist’s Magazine, Watercolor Artist, Pastel...
Charles Gibbons wants to make art that engages the viewer's mind. As an artist, architect, deep thinker, world traveler, and student of art history, literature and the spiritual path, Gibbons aspires to create a connection. He wants people who view his abstract work in acrylic to go beyond the mere appreciation of a painting...
With a strong, well-planned foundation, Barbara Jaenicke sets up her pastel landscapes for a successful finish. View some of her enchanting works here.
English artist Mark Demsteader has remained unwavering in his devotion to figure painting. “I’ve always been interested in the figure; it has everything I need to draw and paint,” he says. View a gallery of mesmerizing pastel and collage figures here.
Three artists share a love of painting flowers, but express it in uniquely different ways. Enjoy this gallery of their watercolor flowers here!