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The Value of an MFA

Do the costs of an MFA degree outweigh the advantages? Deborah Bright, Chair of the Fine Arts Department at Pratt Institute says they do in an interview with John A. Parks.

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Glazing: A Historical Glimpse and a Contemporary Study

“Just as we can look deep within a ruby so  can we look deep within a skillful glaze.” This comes from Michael Wilcox, the author of a gorgeous book simply titled, Glazing. The following is an excerpt that gives a historical account of this oil painting technique. Also included below is “Texture and Glazing,” a close-up...

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John Salminen and Golden Watercolors: Road Test

Known for its acrylics, the Golden Artist Colors launches a new line of watercolors.  This article is from The Artist’s Magazine (July/August 2014). Subscribe, for 10 full issues of instruction per year, or read the entire issue for more great art and tips.   Golden Artist Colors has developed a line of watercolors, called QoR Modern Watercolor. Given the fact that there’s...