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Free articles and links from 
The Artist’s Magazine
, January/February 2014:

The Artist's Magazine (Jan/Feb)

Chris Beck: Create Bold, Brilliant Watercolor Art:
Read Beck’s step-by-step explanation of her watercolor painting techniques.

Albert Munsell’s Color Theory:
Read the article on Graydon Parrish’s workshop based on Munsell’s color principles. 

Jeanette Pasin Sloan:
Watch a Bing video interview with the artist as she discusses the struggles of dedicated oneself to art.

November Artist of the Month:
• See how Chris Breier combines realism and abstraction in his selected painting, One Eighty.

How to Photograph a Painting:
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Read this step-by-step guide by professional art photographers Ric Deliantoni and Al Parrish.

 

Free articles and links from
The Artist’s Magazine
, December 2013:

tam1213_160The Artist’s Magazine’s 2013 Annual Competition:
Meet the Jurors, Part 1
Learn the reasons jurors Douglas Atwill (Landscape/Interior), Ron Monsma (Portrait/Figure), and Judith T. Greenberg (Abstract/Experimental) chose their respective winners and honorable mentions.

Meet the Jurors, Part 2
Jurors John N. Agnew (Animal/Wildlife) and Amy Weiskopf (Still Life/Floral) discuss their respective picks for winners and honorable mentions.

Monochrome Oil Portrait Demonstration
Professional portrait painter Chris Saper demonstrates her favorite techniques for dramatic monochrome portraits.

A Recipe for Walnut Ink
Try making your own and drawing with the ink for beautiful tonal variations.

Free Art Career Advice
Hear and view free recordings and PowerPoint presentations of Paul Dorrell’s webinars on the business of art.

October Artist of the Month
Read about why Daryl Gortner was inspired to paint red patent-leather high heels for High Standards (oil, 30×48).

Instructional Articles Free Online
Search our vast selection of online articles by specifying medium and/or genre in the search box on our articles page.

 

 

Free articles and links from
The Artist’s Magazine
, November 2013:

The Artist's Magazine, November 2013 issueFree Watercolor Demonstration
Soon Y. Warren teaches you how to paint flowers and crystal using masking techniques.

Images from Sadie Valeri’s Sphere Demo
See larger images of Valeri’s demonstration on how to draw a sphere and download her free pdf instructions.

Additional Articles on Copyright Law
“What Every Artist Should Know About Copyright”
“Why Register With the Copyright Office?”

September Artist of the Month
Lindsay Handside, who grew up on a farm in Zimbabwe, talks about her style and process for her painting “Sleeping Beauties” in watercolor and gouache.

Instructional Articles Free Online
Search our vast selection of online articles by specifying medium and/or genre in the search box on our articles page.

Winners of our 29th (2012) Annual Art Competition
Landscape/Interior
Floral/Still Life
Portrait/Figure
Abstract/Experimental
Animal/Wildlife

 

 

Free articles and links from
The Artist’s Magazine
, October 2013:

tam1013_160Free Resources on Color Theory
Learn how Munsell’s color theory is demystified in this article about Graydon Parrish’s workshop.

• Download a free e-book from Artist Daily: The Color Wheel and Beyond.

• To see previews of Nita Leland’s ArtistsNetwork.TV videos, including Creating Condifident Color.

Instructional Articles Free Online
Search our vast selection of online articles by specifying medium and/or genre in the search box on our articles page.

Renaissance Cartoon
• Click here to see an image of Aristotile da Sangallo’s copy of Michelangelo’s cartoon for Battle of Cascina.

August Artist of the Month
Learn about Kathryn Weisberg’s process and style for her painting Route de Lavender.

Winners of our 29th (2012) Annual Art Competition
Landscape/Interior
Floral/Still Life
Portrait/Figure
Abstract/Experimental
Animal/Wildlife

 

 

Free articles and links from
The Artist’s Magazine
, September 2013:

September 2013 issueFree Wallpaper!
Liven up your desktop with gorgeous, free fine art wallpaper from The Artist’s Magazine!

Free Step-by-Step Demo
Michael Chesley Johnson renders a landscape in pastel from start to finish.

Our July Artist of the Month
Brenda York, talks about letting go and painting her colorful, imaginative painting Dreamer (Not the Only One).

Instructional Articles Free Online
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Famous Contemporary Artists
Peruse our featured artist page for articles about and demonstrations by some of the most-searched-for fine artists on the Internet.

 

 

 

Each issue of The Artist’s Magazine includes feature articles on the best artists working in all traditional art media. Use this page as your go-to for free web extras, such as step-by-step demonstrations on painting, drawing tips, artwork and more.

Free articles and links from
The Artist’s Magazine
, July/August 2013:

 

The Artist's Magazine July/August 2013 digital issue

Free Wallpaper!
Download gorgeous, free fine art wallpaper for your desktop now!

Classical Portrait Demo
Classically-trained artist Robert Armetta paints a portrait step by step.

Mixed Media and Collage Demo
See Sandrine Pelissier’s step-by-step process for creating her All Media Art Competition winner, “Recyling Life.”

Tips for Stretching and Mounting a Painted Canvas
Michael Skalka explains how to stretch and mount a canvas after it’s painted.

Instructional Video for Still Life
Featured artist Claudia Seymour explains her standards for composition and color in still life in a DVD for sale at NorthLightShop.com.

Tom Bacher’s Fluorescent Art: Larger Images
See in larger size how Tom Bacher’s fluorescent paintings change over time after the lights go out!

Trash Scans: Street Archaeology
See Ron Barron collecting ephemera for his digital scans from New York sidewalks and hear his comments on this YouTube video.

Our May Artist of the Month
Take a look at the eye-catching acrylic work of artist Paul Chapman, our Artist of the month.

See “Betty” by Gail Postal
View Gail Postal’s winning entry in The Artist’s Magazine’s 2013 Over 60 Competition—plus all the other winning paintings!

What Is Abstract Art?
See five solid designs of abstract art by Mark E. Mehaffey, and learn how to design structure in your abstract and nonobjective works.

 

 

 

Each issue of The Artist’s Magazine includes feature articles on the best artists working in all traditional art media. Use this page as your go-to for free web extras, such as step-by-step demonstrations on painting, drawing tips, artwork and more.

Free articles and links from
The Artist’s Magazine
, June 2013:

 

The Artist's Magazine June 2013

Free Art Career Advice
• Ask Paul Dorrell, art consultant and gallery owner, anything about the business of art during his FREE WEBINAR, May 14, 1:00 EST. Register and ask Paul anything!

Learning How to Paint With Acrylics: The Basics
This guide gives you everything you need to know before you start in acrylics.

Dealing with Wet Contemporary Paintings
Read these tips from the Museum of Modern Art on what to do about water damage to paintings.

Fixing Art Damaged By Sandy
View a YouTube video showing the work of the Cultural Recovery Center.

Draw a Compelling Still Life With Steven J. Levin
Learn Levin’s basic techniques for composing and drawing a still life in charcoal.

How to Make Money by Licensing Your Art
Get advice from this online article on how to make money by licensing your art for a variety of products.

Our April Artist of the Month
Find out about Sue Gombus’s Under the Desert Sun.

 

 

Each issue of The Artist’s Magazine includes feature articles on the best artists working in all traditional art media. Use this page as your go-to for free web extras, such as step-by-step demonstrations on painting, drawing tips, artwork and more.

Free articles and links from
The Artist’s Magazine
, May 2013:

 

The Artist's Magazine, May 2013

New Acrylic Paint
See some of Road Test artist Mark Mehaffey’s paintings created with Holbein heavy-body acrylic.

A Lesson in Contour Lines and Edges
This issue’s Drawing Board artist Juliette Aristides also shows you how to energize your drawings with contour lines and edges.

Free Stephen Quiller Video Workshop Previews
Watch free workshop previews and learn about books and other products from master of watermedia, feature artist Stephen Quiller.

David Ligare Insights and Influences
Read Ligare’s essay “On Originalities.”
See an engraving by Albrecht Durer that inspired Ligare’s Hercules Protecting the Balance Between Pleasure and Virtue.

Framing Tips
Check out the latest advice on framing your work.
Not all framing glasses are alike. Learn about protective glass and framing options.

 

 

Each issue of The Artist’s Magazine includes feature articles on the best artists working in all traditional art media. Use this page as your go-to for free web extras, such as step-by-step demonstrations on painting, drawing tips, artwork and more.

Free articles and links from
The Artist’s Magazine
, April 2013:

 

The Artist's Magazine, April 2

More Stories From Katie O’Hagan
Feature artist O’Hagan shares more about herself and her techniques for portraits and narrative paintings.

A Recipe for Homemade “True” Gesso
Create homemade gesso supports with Koo Schadler’s recipe for true gesso and application instructions.

Beautiful Effects With Egg Tempera
Koo Schadler’s step-by-step demonstration teaches how to create a variety of effects with egg tempera.

Paintings by Claude Lorrain and J.M.W. Turner
Dutch Boats in a Gale by J.M.W. Turner
The Judgment of Paris by Claude Lorrain

Approaching the Best Gallery for Your Artwork
Art expert and gallery owner Paul Dorrell, in an excerpt from his Living the Artist’s Live, shares valuable advice.

Great Movie Posters
View posters for Singin’ in the Rain, An American in Paris, Seven Year Itch and others by Silvano Campeggi, featured in The Artist’s Life.

February 2013 Artist of the Month
Working from both life and photographs and focusing on the skin tones and eyes, Cuong Nguyen created this arresting Portrait of a Young Italian (pastel, 10×8).

 

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Free articles and links from
The Artist’s Magazine
, January/February 2013:
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The Artist's Magazine, January/February 2013

The Fine Art of Ryan Brown
Feature artist Ryan Brown does more than portraits; take a look at his evocative landscapes and follow along with another of his step-by-step demonstrations.
View Brown’s YouTube demonstration of painting his portrait Sonja.

More Colorful Still Life Paintings
New! Nava Grunfeld, Sarah Blumenschein and Judith T. Greenberg share more flowers and fruits arranged in compositions characterized by radical contrasts in color.

Winners of our 29th Annual Art Competition
Landscape/Interior
Floral/Still Life
Portrait/Figure
Abstract/Experimental
Animal/Wildlife

Three Free Articles on Studio Lighting
“Everything Is Illuminated” by Michael Chesley Johnson: Professional artists’ solutions to the search for studio lighting that fits their needs.
“Studio Lighting Suppliers and Resources” by Koo Schadler: Suggestions from artists for suppliers and other resources for studio lighting.
“What Is Correlated Color Temperature (CCT)?” by Koo Schadler – In-depth explanation of correlated color temperature.

Annual Art Competition Finalist: Artist of the Month
New! Take a look at the beautiful work of Krista Schoening, a finalist form the 2012 Artist’s Magazine’s Annual Art Competition.

Master Class: A Marvelous Reconciliation
View Gustav Klimt’s Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II, as referenced in the Master Class article by Jerry N. Weiss.

Resources from our Brushing Up writer, Jean Pederson
• The new paperback version of Expressinve Portraits: Mixed-Media Methods for Painting People by Jean Pederson will be available May 2013 at www.northlightshop.com.
“Jean Pederson’s Guide to Better Shapes”: free downloadable PDF about the importance of shape in building perspective
Wet Glazing Watercolor Portrait With Jean Pederson: Order this DVD, produced by Creative Catalyst Productions, at www.northlightshop.com.

More From Featured Artist Scott Burdick
Read “Ten Prominent People | Scott Burdick,” an interview from Southwest Art magazine.
See a free preview of Scott Burdick and Susan Lyon’s instructional video Painting in Spain.

“George Bellows” Exhibition Catalog
Order this 336-page catalogue, with 250 color images of George Bellows’s work, at www.northlightshop.com.

We want to hear from you! Take The Artist’s Magazine’s short online survey, and you’ll be entered into a random drawing for a free copy of one of our annual CDs.

 

Free articles and links from
The Artist’s Magazine
, December 2012:
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The Artist's Magazine, December 2012

What the Jurors Have to Say: The jurors of the 2012 Annual Art Competition share their comments on the paintings that won awards and explain their criteria for judging works of art.

Step-by-Step Demonstrations in Oil: Learn more about the oil painting techniques of two of the winners in the still life/floral category of our competition: Jeffrey Larson and David Cheifetz.

Step-by-Step Demonstration in Watercolor: John Salminen, one of this year’s abstract/experimental honorable mentions, shows you how he paints a rainy city scene.

Answer Your Art Law Questions. Read attorney Leonard D. Duboff’s explanations of various issues related to art, including: “Why Register With the Copyright Office?,” “Art Within Art” and “Fair Use Defined.”

Learn More About Abstract Art: Artist Mark Mehaffey explains the fundamentals that will strengthen your abstract compositions.

Resources by Michael Chesley Johnson: “Oil Painting Primer;” “Grounded for Life” article in The Artist’s Magazine (March 2012); “Paint for the Impatient” introduction to alkyd oils in The Artist’s Magazine (December 2011); Plein Air Painting With Alkyds: A Painting Step-by-Step; Oil Painting on Location, downloadable video.

• M. Kathryn Hurley Resources:
DVDs:Dramatic Values: M. Katherine Hurley Works in Black and White” ; “Capturing the Essence of Landscapes in Oils by M. Katherine Hurley“; “Vivid Color Landscapes: M. Katherine Hurley Paints Pastels
Articles: “Nature as the Soul’s Mirror” (feature article by Daniel Brown from The Artist’s Magazine, January/February 2008); “Give and Take” (Brushing Up column from The Artist’s Magazine, June 2008)

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