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September Artist's MagazineSeptember 2014

This issue features work from artists Malcolm Ludvigsen, Mary Ellen Johnson, Dean Mitchell, Nancy Depew, Maira Kalman, and more! Also included are upcoming exhibitions, a Master Class on Raphael Soyer, testing out the Genie Canvas, and much more! Click here to see our Learn More 2014 page! Buy Now


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

  • Colored Pencil Techniques | Create Tantalizing Texture

    Finished colored pencil tutorial for Melissa Miller Nece's Artist's Magazine demo for Let's Make Her Into a Mermaid

    Melissa Miller Nece demonstrates step by step how to create texture beneath colored pencil. In this tutorial from The Artist’s Magazine’s September 2012 issue, she shows how to start with an alkyd underpainting over a textured clear gesso layer for a looser, luminous colored pencil look. Don’t forget to scroll down to see how she ...


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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!


    Artistic Excellence from Southwest Art is now accepting entries. Details Here! Deadline is July 31, 2014. 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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    Masters of Splash

    For a Limited Time: Chris Cozen’s Ultimate Acrylic Collection With Bonus Video    The Chris Cozen Acrylic Collection brings you four brand-new DVDs, including a full-length bonus DVD from with new acrylic techniques and demonstrations from Chris Cozen! You’ll learn how to work on new and unexpected surfaces, unique methods for laying down texture with acrylic ...


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    Join the North Light VIP (Very Important Painter) Program today for exclusive savings on the tools and inspiration you need to create successful art. As a VIP, you’ll save on art magazines, books, videos and so much more! Get access to exclusive sales, enjoy your subscription to The Artist’s Magazine, free shipping on all your North Light ...