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The Artist’s Magazine celebrates the creative life and the creative act, the artist as well as the art, by showcasing the best work—in all media and in all styles—of the best artists working today. Learn about pastel, watercolor, oil, acrylic painting; drawing techniques; modern artists and art teachers. Get inspired by the range of subjects, including painting landscapes, portraits and figures, abstract art, animal and wildlife art, still life and more.

Amanda Penley

Let’s Get Digital: Digital Art with Amanda Penley

In the June 2016 issue of The Artist’s Magazine we profile Amanda Penley, whose personal story compelled us as much as her subtle and absorbing digital art. A Harry Potter admirer through and through, Penley uses details from the books to recreate some of our favorite magical landmarks. Below is more about the artist, and a...

Hers by Elizabeth Barlow, oil on linen

April 2016 Artist of the Month | Elizabeth Barlow

Congratulations to our April 2016 Artist of the Month, Elizabeth Barlow! Elizabeth was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! Her piece Hers is seen below. Read more about the artists process and how having an artist for a father helped shape her own creative vision. Pebble Beach, CA ~ elizabethbarlowart.com My father, Philip Barlow, is...

Coke Machine by Florence Cichocki

March 2016 Artist of the Month | Florence M. Cichocki

Congratulations to our March Artist of the Month, watercolor artist Florence M. Cichocki! Florence was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! Her piece Coke Machine is below. Read more about the artist and the great impact her own father’s art continues to have on her life and career. Northampton, MA ~ fmcwatercolors.com I was born and raised...

In the Pink by Linda Besse

February 2016 Artist of the Month | Linda Besse

Congratulations to our February Artist of the Month, Linda Besse! Linda was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! Her painting In the Pink is below. Read more about what sparked her artistic interest and how one interaction with a child instilled a sense of self-appreciation in her. Meade, WA ~ besseart.com   My leap into the art...

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Plein Air Palettes

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.