The Artist’s Magazine

Latest Post from The Artist’s Magazine

  • Color Mixing Demo with Koo Schadler


    This demonstration is from “What Color Is Red?” by Koo Shadler from the January/February issue of The Artist’s Magazine. Lesson in Local Color By Koo Schadler Image 1 is a simple still life photo that I give to students as a preliminary painting exercise. Not uncommonly, a student begins by identifying the local colors of the various objects (a “yellow” pear, ...

Current Issue

tam0215_160January/February 2015

This issue features work from Robin Smith, Kevin Hawkes, Gwenneth Barth-White, all of our Annual Competition student winners, and more! Also included is a Master Class on Frederic Edwin Church, drawing the figure, and how light and shadow affect the way we see color! There’s much more in our Jan/Feb 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

  • Floral Still Life | Demonstration in Oil


    Opulence, with its 40 carnations and five Victorian receptacles, required thorough planning, not only because of the complexity of the setup, but also because I was racing against time; those flowers would eventually wilt, and I wanted to paint them from life.


  • Make Drawings Out and About


    Find drawing tips for urban sketching from Jake Spicer in this peek inside Draw: Teach Yourself How in 30 Lessons.

Online Event

  • Upcoming Online Events


    How To Make the Most of Social Media with Paul Dorrell | Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | 1pm-2pm EST 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 Annual Art Competition from The Artist’s Magazine is now accepting entries. Details Here! Deadline is April 1, 2015. Other Upcoming Art Contests can be found on our Art Competitions page.

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  • 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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    January coupon special: Save 33% on the Art Journey Portraits and Prints Collection.  Discover the best of contemporary drawing in graphite, pastel, and colored pencil in this exclusive kit brought to you by the North Light Shop! With this collection you’ll enjoy the newly published book Art Journey Portraits and Figures, where you’ll find more than 100 inspiring drawings filled with commentary ...


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