Still Life Painting & Composition: Fruit Vegetables Vases & More

Vessel (pastel, 30x40) by Ron Monsma

Ron Monsma | Still Lifes & Figures in Pastel

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...

Lillias August Gallery

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.

Painting Tips | Roses

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.