Still Life Painting & Composition: Fruit Vegetables Vases & More

A still life is an exercise in design, as the artist arranges the elements. Learn what it takes to make a great still life painting—what makes an interesting still life composition, how to draw fruit, the art of painting flowers, as well as get still life painting tutorials—with these articles.

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Corresponding About Inspiration with Acrylic Artist Alvin Richard

In the summer issue of Acrylic Artist we feature artist Alvin Richard who shares his most unique method of art instruction—correspondence. After seeing a painting by Lloyd Fitzgerald, Richard was so inspired he wrote to Fitzgerald and soon a 10 year correspondence was born between artist and student. Now, the student has talents and skills he is...

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Jaye Schlesinger: In the Bag

Jaye Schlesinger paints still lifes in oil that feature the modern-day symbols of brand names, logos and consumer products so we can see them with new eyes and gain a better understanding of ourselves.

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Painting the Illusion of Light, Part 3: Still Life Painting

The following is Part 3 of a series of guest blog posts on still life painting from expert painter Jane Jones, who often contributes to The Artist’s Magazine (read her feature articles here). Part 3: Painting the Illusion of Light in a Still Life Painting by Jane Jones  When you’re trying to create the illusion...

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Pastel Journal Founder’s Award Winner | Alan Larkin

Alan Larkin’s painting, Time Piece, the winner of this year’s Pastel Journal Founder’s Award (in memory of Maggie Price) in the 17th Annual Pastel 100 competition, presents a magical assemblage of objects, painted in a tall, narrow format, which encourages a unique perspective and exploration ...

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Pastel Demo: Michael Chesley Johnson’s The Winner

Pastel artist Michael Chesley Johnson shares his step-by-step pastel demo of The Winner (pastel) in which he uses the newly released Pastels Girault Claudia Seymour Still Life Set. For more about the pastels, see the April 2016 issue of Pastel Journal, available in print or as a download, at northlightshop.com, and on newsstands March 8. Demonstration: The Winner I tried to use as many of the 50...