View the prizewinning paintings from Watercolor Artist's first Watermedia Showcase competition, published in the February 2010 issue.
Painting directly and quickly, California watercolorist Michael Reardon creates fresh landscapes full of light. “The clarity of light in California, and especially northern California, is pretty special,” he says. “I find that watercolor just lends itself to it.” You’ll find a full-length feature on the artist’s work–including a direct painting demo–in the February 2012...
The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision by Linda S. Ferber and The New York Historical Society (Skira Rizzoli International Publications) includes more than 100 images of paintings that celebrate the American landscape.
Landscape/Interior Finalists from The Artist's Magazine's 28th Annual Art Competition
Landscape/Interior Honorable Mentions from The Artist's Magazine's 28th Annual Art Competition
Congratulations to the 30 winners of our annual art competition! Here (and in our December 2011 issue) we celebrate the winners from the Landscape/Interior category.
With the onset of fall, the dance of warm colors across the palette of the landscape is again having its influences upon many a pastelist. For some painters, the peak of color has passed, for others, it is nearing its high point, and for an unfortunate few situated in locations that lack the appropriate...
English artist Glenys Ambrus unites a ﬂair for pattern with color in her paintings of subjects found close at hand. Read our full-length feature on the artist’s work in the December issue of The Pastel Journal. Plus, enjoy an online-exclusive gallery of her pastels below… MORE RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS • Watch art workshops on...
Jaenicke explains how a cruical lesson in value helped her move beyond theory to an interpretive, more expressive approach to color. “Once I understood more clearly how to prioritize values over particular color choices, it was liberating.
In the December 2011 issue of The Pastel Journal, four artists shared tips on critiques beyond the classroom. Denver painter Desmond O'Hagan, for example, recommends one particular method of self critique: turning the painting upside down to make it easier to see its values. View a gallery of the artists' pastels.