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Tag: Landscape Painting: Techniques & Tutorials
American landscape painters have long focused on a luminosity that intimates the spirit of this ever-evolving land. In the August 2012 issue of Watercolor Artist, four watercolorists assert the viability and vitality of this rich tradition. Travel from sea to …
Contemporary watermedia artist Stephen Quiller tells the story of The Glasgow Boys, particularly E.A. Walton and Joseph Crawhall, 19th-century painters who were influenced by the little-known, innovative Scottish watermedia painter, Arthur Melville.
In his new book Vincent’s Gardens, author Ralph Skea surveys the gardens that were most revered by Van Gogh—from the parsonage gardens in the Netherlands to the romance of Parisian city parks; from the blazing flower beds of Provence to …
At 78 years of age, fine artist Chuck McLachlan continues to teach workshops in assisted living homes to encourage others. “Painting stimulates the brain. I like to help the residents, to help keep their minds going,” he says. Knowing that …
Whether he is painting outdoors or in his studio, Bruce Handford works fast and loose to imbue his landscapes with a sense of energy and spontaneity. Enjoy a web-exclusive gallery of his vivacious watercolors here.
Three definite highlights of last spring’s International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) Convention were the live painting demonstrations with three of today’s pastel legends: Albert Handell, Elizabeth Mowry and Richard McKinley. Anybody who has had the privilege of watching these artists in action, as I have, knows that it is a magical experience.
As I was cleaning out the studio the other day, I ran across a page from an article I’d saved from a February 2006 issue of Time Magazine. The article, “Twilight of the Bad Boy,” was about artist David Hockney. Many years ago, I was fortunate to see an exhibit of his work in the Los Angeles County Art Museum and have been interested in his various projects since then. As I reviewed the single saved page, I was reminded of what had caught my attention. It was his feelings about the shortcomings of photograpy when it comes to representing the visible world. “The camera can’t see space,” he says. “It sees surfaces. People see space, which is much more interesting.”