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Pastel Pick of the Week | 23 Masters of Landscape Painting

Many artists draw their painting inspiration from the landscape. Why? There's the practical aspect: Unlike other subjects—a figure model or a wildlife subject, for example—the landscape is there and ready to accommodate your schedule. You can step outside your door at any time, if you like, and start looking for compositions. That said, the...

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Best of Pastel Pointers | Value is Key to Effective Color

Most of us love color. We're drawn to it hoping to accomplish something expressive in our paintings. If the value structure (the relative lightness and darkness) in a painting is wrong, however, all the pretty colors housed in our pastel cases won't work, and the painting will fall short. If you're one of the...

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Learn the Basics of Panoramic Drawing

In the spring 2016 issue of Drawing, artist and teacher John Roman introduces some of the basic principles of panoramic drawing. These wide-angle images span 180 degrees, close to the full range of human sight, whereas most artwork encompasses about a third of this visual field. Roman walks through the history of panoramic images—which spans...

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Exhibition of the Month: The Beauty of Degas’ Printmaking

Not only was Edgar Degas (1834-1917) both one of the greatest painters and greatest draftsmen of the 19th century but he was also an experimenter with art materials and a master of monotype printmaking. “Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty,” an exhibition on view until July 24 at the Museum of Modern Art, in New York City,...

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Exhibition of the Month: Bay Area Figurative Drawings

One of the most important schools of 20th-century American figure drawing occurred in Northern California’s Bay Area in the 1950s and 1960s, and a new exhibition at the Crocker Art Museum, in Sacramento, looks at the accomplished figurative drawings of these artists. “Back to Life: Bay Area Figurative Drawings” explores 40 works on paper by...

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...