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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...

My students help me create a "safe place" in the studio.

Artwork (aka: Escapism)

When times are troubling, I operate by diving head first into my art, and only surface long enough to eat, sleep, and care for others. I develop complete tunnel vision and devote all of my time to art and writing. I then, in a world that seems as if it has gone crazy, have...

cropped watercolor-landscape-painting by Joyce Hicks

The Most Common Mistake Artists Make Is …

Artist and author Joyce Hicks speaks to the most common mistake that beginning artists make in the introduction to her new book, Beautiful Watercolor Landscapes. Her love of painting is infectious, as you’ll see. I have to tell you, it was hard to decide exactly what to feature here, as her writing is as...

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Interview With Jimmy Wright: Turning Toward the Sun

Jimmy Wright's sunflower paintings can be found in an number of notable collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. In this interview with The Artist's Magazine, he explains how, for 20 years, he continued to breathe new life into this iconic image.