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If you admire Mary Whyte’s colorful, engaging watercolors as much as I do, you’ll be excited about this new eMagazine from The Artist’s Magazine. Included in Mary Whyte: Essential Lessons in Watercolor Painting are inspiring features such as a Q+A with …
Bold. captivating. Stunning. enthralling. exquisite. These are just a few of the descriptors used by the jurors of the 14th Annual Pastel 100 to describe their prizewinning selections. They also mentioned expected attributes such as strong design, textural qualities, and a fine handling of values, movement and color. Once an entry has met these criteria, however, the jurors have to turn to a more intangible measurement—the “wow factor.”
Andrew DeCaen is the New and Notable artist for the winter 2013 issue of Drawing. Here, enjoy a few more of his intricate mixed-media drawings, all of which are inspired by scenes from Italian cinema involving food. For more information–and to …
Enjoy outtakes from The Artist’s Magazine’s interview with Katie O’Hagan—a compelling personality and talented contemporary portrait artist. Learn some of her methods for contemporary family portraits.
After 10 years designing icons for Yahoo! Inc., Cuong Nguyen left the computer behind in 2010 and has focused on his art career ever since. Nguyen’s pastel portrait painting Portrait of a Young Italian was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine’s …
Thomas Sheehan, featured in our March 2013 issue, puts a thoroughly contemporary face on iconic subjects and timeless states of mind. In this free excerpt, learn his techniques for painting a figure in oil.