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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.

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A Ruby Glow — Glazing Secrets from Vermeer to Rembrandt

Modern Oil Painting Needs an Old Master’s Boost: Glazing “Just as we can look deep within a ruby so can we look deep within a skillful glaze.” Powerful words from Michael Wilcox but he knows that of which he speaks–and delivers! The author of a gorgeous book simply titled, Glazing, Wilcox offered us...

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Painting Knife Techniques

If you’ve ever spread frosting on a cake, you have an idea of the textural possibilities when using a painting knife to create an oil painting. Deborah-Quinn Munson explains how you can achieve a variety of effects, from the sweeping strokes to refined details.
Start with perspective drawing to raise a roof in 15 steps. Then you can start adding your own unique feel for the artwork.

Draw a House Using Two-Point Perspective

Learn the basics of two-point perspective by constructing a simple house together step by step. We’ll imagine the house is on a little hill and we’re viewing it from somewhere down the hill; that is, our eye level is below the house. The structure is turned so that it’s in two-point...