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Put two or more landscape painters together and inevitably, the topic of how to handle green arises. Skillfully finessing green requires an understanding of its relationship to and interaction with the other colors of the spectrum and ultimately a degree of theatrics. These skills are even more pertinent during the season of Spring when the bones of Winter begin to adorn themselves with the most intense green foliage.
When I opened the pages of Strokes of Genius 4, The Best of Drawing: Line and saw ‘Splash’ by Ljubica Fa-Hardi, it appeared that perhaps face paint or Kool-Aid had splashed the subject–this little girl with a squinched face, but…
Crystal vases are beautiful to behold–even when they stand empty, gathering and splaying rays of light that dance with a tilt of your head. But they present a unique challenge for the artist: the clear glass and refracted light take …
Using luminescent acrylic paints, Tom Bacher paints landscapes and portraits with spectacular lighting effects. He combines different brands of fluorescent and phosphorescent paints to achieve the look he wants for various elements in paintings that change in color and composition over time.
In the Spring 2013 issue of Drawing, we featured the work of Marvin Saltzman, a painter who, when looking for inspiration, travels the world and draws the places he visits. In the issue we focused on his graphite pieces. Here, we …
In celebration of colorful blossoms, today’s newsletter focuses on a unique floral painting by Lyn Diefenbach, of Yeppoon, Australia, third place winner in the Still Life and Floral category in this year’s Pastel 100 competition.
Murals are always a fun surprise. One minute you’re walking down a city street composed of muted grays and faded blacks, and the next, you’re staring at a colorful urban masterpiece, painted joyfully across the side of a building. We’re lucky enough to have some stunners here in Cincinnati, but Philadelphia is universally recognized as the World’s Largest Outdoor Art Gallery, and is home to over 3,600 public artworks. The Mural Arts Program has made them all accessible in their tours, by way of trolley, bike, train, or your own two feet.
See a painting demo by mixed media artist Sandrine Pelissier, showing how she created her newspaper collage, acrylic & ink piece, Recycling Life, a winner in The Artist’s Magazine’s 2013 All Media Art Competition.