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The deadline for the Strokes of Genius 5: Best of Drawing competition has been extended through May 16, 2012. The theme of this year’s contest is “composition.” Artwork can be in any dry medium, or wet medium applied in a …
Congratulations to The Artist’s Magazine’s 2012 All Media Art Competition winners! View the first places and honorable mentions in the categories for Acrylic; Colored Pencil; Graphite, Charcoal and Ink; Mixed Media and Collage; Oil and Oil Pastel; Pastel; and Watercolor.
Lance Rudegeair is our April 2012 Artist of Month. His mixed media painting, Don’t Be a Chicken, was a finalist in the animal/wildlife category of The Artist’s Magazine’s 28th Annual Art Competition. “I’m inspired by an appetite for seeing color placed in unusual ways and by creating aesthetic—bringing beauty to the world in the way I see it,” says Rudegeair. “I also find it more valid to use my talents to record the beauty of nature, not necessarily with photographic realism, but by making an aesthetic feeling through the use of paint and other artistic media—making it come alive.”
Playing with the picture plane, Karen Anne Klein composes imaginative arrangements of the natural world’s precise patterns and dynamic abundance in watercolor and colored pencil. Her work is featured in The Artist’s Magazine. Here, she provides a step-by-step demonstration of Black Tulip and Peony.
While “old time is still a-flying,” five artists portray the rose as ephemeral subject and enduring symbol—and make it seem new. The following is a free excerpt from the article “Gather Ye Rosebuds” by Maureen Bloomfield, in the November 2011 issue of The Artist’s Magazine.
Michigan artist Karen Anne Klein has a master’s degree from Wayne State University, in Detroit. Her work can be found in collections across the country, including those of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh; the …