For noted Spanish pastelist Aurelio Rodríguez López, creating a heightened sense of realism is essential to the expression of his ideas. Whether painting portraits or still lifes, he deftly uses technique, light, color and detail to convey what he sees. “I’ve always loved drawing and painting in a realistic manner, and though I had adventures...
Watercolor artist Carrie Waller demonstrates her watercolor tutorial for still life painting—intensifying colors and re-creating objects as abstract forms.
In the fall Issue of Drawing magazine, we introduce Sabina Tichindeleanu (www.sabinatichindeleanu.com), displaying her unique graphite drawings, which in a way function as memorials. Here we’d like to share a larger sample of the artists work, in which she explores human existence and the ways we are connected by our ability to remember. To see more, visit...
Diane Rappisi uses vibrant color to play up the drama in her pastel landscapes and still lifes. View some of these gorgeous works in this gallery from Pastel Journal.
Melanie Lacki‘s expressive still life watercolor paintings explore the reflective surfaces of glass and pay homage to family, friends and favorite artists. “My subject matter is chosen based on a special emotional reaction I get when observing things around me,” says Lacki, referring to the mementos, books, fruit, fabric, shells and more that take center stage...
Sandra Angelo, a well-known instructor with Artists Network, has offered to share three ways that she likes to use colored paper to make her colored pencil paintings pop. See what she has to say, and consider which technique you might take advantage of in your next drawing.
Mary Ellen Johnson is a “precision realist” whose subject is all American, and yet also universal--it is food, delicious, memory-jolting, decadent food.
Use acrylic to paint a glass subject with this step-by-step lesson from Lee Hammond, who shows you how to paint a glass vase for a still life.
Shiny metal surfaces can’t help but catch a viewer’s eye. Paul Jackson's watercolor painting demonstration shows how to depict these shiny objects.
After interviewing Alain Picard during his stay in Cincinnati while he was filming three new DVDs on how to paint light, I’ve been, well, enlightened. Here’s a little glimpse at what he had to say about how light inspires him.
Joseph Raffael's huge, vibrant watercolor flowers exhibit a master's command of color and composition. See some of his amazing work as you read his views on life and art, taken from a series of conversations with Betsy Dillard Stroud for The Artist's Magazine.