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Coffee Pot with Ribbon (oil on linen, 16x20)

November Artist of the Month | Sandra Power

I enter The Artist’s Magazine competition every year. I believe that entering such competitions, along with juried exhibitions, provide the artist with the opportunity to assess their level of accomplishment. Competing brings much needed exposure to a wider public. The result, win or lose, also provides the impetus to continue making better and better...

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The Legacy of Henri Roché Pastels

The World War I-era song, “How ‘Ya Gonna Keep ‘Em Down on the Farm? (After They’ve Seen Paree),” could also describe how many of us felt after first using pastels manufactured by the legendary brands of France: Sennelier, Girault and Henri Roché. By the 18th century in Europe, pastel was very much in fashion...

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3rd Annual Shades of Gray Competition: Winners Selected

A great thank you to the many artists who entered Drawing’s third annual Shades of Gray Competition. We received a record number of entries, and the jurying process was extremely competitive, with dozens of drawings receiving votes from our panel of jurors. 14 artists have been selected as winners of this year’s competition, and...

Drawing basics with Katherine Tyrrell

Drawing Basics: Do This To Advance Your Art

Including the step of having your art critiqued before you consider it finished is an easy drawing practice you can implement. It's not always easy to your ego, but I can promise that you'll learn at least a little by getting advice from your peers. You might be so close to your work that...

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You’re Invited to a Pastel Family Reunion: IAPS 2015

On Monday, November 17, at 12pm EST (9am PST), registration will open for the 2015 International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) Convention. This marks the eleventh biennial convention to unite member pastel societies from around the country and around the globe for a celebration of all things pastel. The 2015 event will be hosted again...