With an eye toward the spaces between forms, Angela A’Court creates pastels that are minimalist, modern and mesmerizing. View a gallery of her still lifes that didn't make it into the June 2012 issue of Pastel Journal.
Presenting a slideshow of the May 2012 issue of The Artist's Magazine, featuring the work of David Hettinger, McCrystle Wood, Sheldon Tapley, Garry Kaye, Jeannie McGuire and more.
Douglas Flynt teaches classical techniques like grisaille and ébauche while breaking the process for painting still lifes into a series of manageable tasks.
Sheldon Tapley celebrates excess in his still lifes that include images of the nude; here, Daniel Brown explains the ways in which still life differs from figure and landscape in the Western tradition.
Pastel artist Peter Seltzer shares a tip about color values.
David Jamieson is our March 2012 Artist of Month. His oil painting, Golf Pencils, was a finalist in the floral/still life category of The Artist’s Magazine’s 28th Annual Art Competition. Keep reading to learn how he came to art later in life and how he's motivated to paint.
Ron Monsma hails from a musical family: his sister is a singer; his brothers are drummers. Renowned as a consummate draftsman and master of traditional techniques in both oil and pastel, he’s a professor at Indiana University South Bend, where he teaches drawing and painting. His work has often been featured in The Pastel...
Robert Armetta shares his tip for checking proportions while painting.
No splashy color or elaborate setup for British artist Lillias August, who finds the story of everyday objects is best told with simple powerful statements.
While "old time is still a-flying," five artists portray the rose as ephemeral subject and enduring symbol—and make it seem new. The following is a free excerpt from the article "Gather Ye Rosebuds" by Maureen Bloomfield, in the November 2011 issue of The Artist's Magazine.
Still Life/Floral Finalists from The Artist's Magazine's 28th Annual Art Competition