"Close-Up" gives you insider knowledge and an intimate view of a painting that is featured in The Artist's Magazine. "Texture and More Texture" by Jimmy Wright originally appeared in the November 2011 issue.
Feeling mischievous? Ask a group of painters what colors are best for a plein air palette—then sit back and enjoy the show! But, as Michael Chesley Johnson explains, there are some basic considerations when selecting a palette for painting en plein air.
Sheldon Tapley revitalizes the still life genre by combining aspects of contemporary life with with more traditional elements and painterly techniques.
What draws you into your favorite pieces of art? Is it the use of color? The composition, perhaps? For Julie Gilbert Pollard, it’s the texture of the paint itself, specifically, for watercolor and oil painting.
Wilson Bickford is a popular art instructor who is ready to shed some light on one of the oldest art mediums: oil.
The first use of yellow pigments goes back to ancient times and, through the ages, artists have found additional pigments for yellows.
Tim Kennedy offers glimpses of everyday life in his oil paintings of family and friends.
I experiment extensively with different brands of pigments in order to find the properties of each color that best suit my techniques. Because I paint in many layers, I have to be concerned with the drying properties of each pigment. I work with faster-drying colors in the beginning and then slower-drying ones for the...
Growing & Pruning & Glazing Garden of Joy: Eleven Steps and Several Diversions Jane Jones writes out a step-by-step demonstration of how to paint her stunning, large-scale work, Garden of Joy (scroll to the bottom to see the completed piece.) In these 11 steps, she demonstrates glazing in oils, using Photoshop, editing composition and much...
Watch a video preview of The Artist’s Magazine‘s November issue below. The November issue features artwork from some of the most prominent artists working today! These paintings are only a preview, so make sure to pick up the issue for inspiration and tips to use in your own practice.
Embracing both the beauty and pathos of the human condition, Candice Bohannon paints sensitively rendered portraits and figures in oil and graphite.