Portrait and Figure Painting

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Fundamental Drawing Strategies

Whether you emphasize line or value in your drawings (or both), applying some fundamental drawing strategies to your process will help you enrich your drawing skills and improve your results. Leading figurative artist Jon deMartin offers some tips and tricks you can use regardless of subject or medium…   Choosing Your Orientation Before you begin drawing, you...

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Watercolor Figures | Yael Maimon Gallery

Israeli artist Yael Maimon is known for adept, expressive strokes; bold, vivid colors; and delightfully  engaging painting series of cats, desserts and fairytale figures. “I think that over the years I’ve developed my own style that keeps evolving,” she says. “It’s a natural process; it’s not static. Style builds slowly over time and shifts in relation to life...

through the years

Through the Years with John Howard Sanden

Oil painter John Howard Sanden takes a look back at his work and his process through the years in a Q&A with The Artist’s Magazine. What has changed for you over the course of your career?  Everything in my long life and long career is dated either before 1969 or after 1969. That was the...

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November 2016 Artist of the Month | Debra A. Carr

Oil painter Debra A. Carr is our November 2016 Artist of the Month! Carr was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! Her piece Pretty Jane can be seen below. Read more about Carr and how working on this portrait became a therapeutic exercise in coping with loss and love. North Caldwell, New Jersey ~ debracarr.com I’ve been interested in the art making...

Presidential election: Where Trump and Hillary Stand on the Arts

Where Hillary and Trump Stand on the Arts

Here you will find a rundown of where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stand on the fine arts, from their official stances on national endowments, what their own art collections are made of, comments they’ve made about the arts, and other notable points of interest that you might want to know about before you...

Karen Yee, Acrylic Artist

Evidence of the Healing Power of Art: Karen Yee

Karen Yee passed away over the weekend after a 13-year battle with an aggressive form of cancer. Her husband, Richard, said it best on the announcement he posted on Karen’s FB page: “She fought a brave, fierce and remarkable battle for over 13 years with one of the most aggressive and rare forms of...