The Artist’s Magazine

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  • September 2015 Artist of the Month – Jim Smither

    Bicycle Society - Amsterdam by Jim Smither_September Artist of the Month

    Congratulations to our September Artist of the Month, Jim Smither! He was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! His painting Bicycle Society – Amersterdam is below. Keep scrolling to read more about the artist’s trips abroad and how his education has helped his creativity evolve! Richmond, Virginia ~ I grew up in Richmond, Virginia and began my painting ...

Current Issue

This issue features work from Cesar Santos, Betsy Dillard Stroud, Lennart Anderson, Sarah Margaret Gibson, Devon Rodriguez, Christina Weaver, Jane Jones and more! Also included is a lesson on hard and soft edges, testing mixed media products, transforming discarded books, modeling form with line and volume, and more! There’s much more in our October issue, so make sure to get your copy today. You can click the cover or the “buy now” link.


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More from The Artist’s Magazine:

View the winners of our 29th Annual Art Competition: Landscape/Interior, Floral/Still Life, Portrait/Figure, Abstract/Experimental and Animal/Wildlife.


Demo of the Week

  • Incorporating Multiple Images, Techniques and Styles


    “Incorporating Multiple Images, Techniques and Styles” is a demonstration by David N. Kitler, who is featured in the April 2011 issue of The Artist’s Magazine. Harpy Eagle (Chick) Montage (above; graphite and acrylic, 30×41) is a good example of a painting in which I combined a number of techniques and approaches: a marbling effect on the ...


  • 3 Tips for Painting a Rainy Cityscape

    Acrylic and Cityscape Painting Tips by Mike Barr |

    It’s no surprise that a rainy downtown area begs to be painted. The contrast of headlights and streetlamps, the reflections of sky on pavement and the hurried pace of those trying to avoid getting soaked–Mike Barr’s “Late Rain” exemplifies this and more.

Online Event

  • Upcoming Online Events


    Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Chris Saper | Tue, Sept 22, 2015 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT | Learn how light and color influence skin tones, overcome the limit of photography and more! Live Q&A. Click here to register now!

Lori McNee

  • Understanding Value and Tone for Better Painting


    Did you know that good drawing and rendering skills will help give you a solid foundation in tone, otherwise known as value? Value is how light or darkness of a color. For example: If you took a black and white photograph of your painting, the shades of grey would be the different values or tones within the ...


  • Currently Open for Submissions!


    The All Media Competition from The Artist’s Magazine is accepting entries. Details Here! Deadline is October 15, 2015. Other Upcoming Art Contests can be found on our Art Competitions page.

Northlight Shops


  • Art of the Carolinas 14th Annual Trade Show


    Registration now open! 14th Annual Trade Show at the Hilton North Raleigh. 100+ Workshops in all media! 35+ instructors. FREE admission and FREE parking! Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 14th, 15th & 16th. Workshops begin Thursday, Nov. 13th – Register online for the workshops. For more information visit or 800-827-8478 ext. 156 Sharon DiGiulio.  



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    THE NORTH LIGHT VIP PROGRAM IS BETTER THAN EVER! You’ll Love This Art Membership If: You want to dedicate yourself to your art & save at the same time You love learning new painting and drawing techniques & approaches You’re an artist looking to save money, get great deals and improve your painting or drawing For decades, North Light has ...