Lists Are Great Things for ArtistsSometimes I get list fever, and today this is one of those days. The only list I haven’t made yet is my list of lists!But lists are great things, especially when you are like me, learning painting techniques and trying to apply them consistently and properly. Sometimes, a list of essentials helps me keep it all together in the studio.
Easy Ways of Making Figure DrawingsWhen you get comfortable creating figure drawings or sketchings, you watch your whole world change. Every person — waiting in line in front of you, sitting at a table across from you at a cafe, on the bus or passing you on the sidewalk — is a figure waiting to be captured in your sketchbook.
Congratulations to Magazine‘s 2013 All Media Art Competition winners!Nick Alm is the grand prize winner for Two Lovers (below; oil, 40×30). Continue reading to view the first places and honorable mentions in the categories for Watercolor; Pastel; Acrylic; Graphite, Charcoal and Ink; Colored Pencil; Mixed Media and Collage; Oil and Oil Pastel.
Artist Ward Jene Stroud first saw Brusho in action while attending a bimonthly demonstration at the Oregon Society of Artists. The presenter owned a small local art store and had just returned from a big art supply trade show filled with new art innovations and products — one of which was Brusho.“I’ll never forget the moment I saw the total color-pocalypse the presenter created when he sprinkled some little crystals onto wet paper,” recalls Stroud.
Johannes Vermeer — More Than a Girl with a Pearl EarringJohannes Vermeer is the beloved 17th-century Dutch painter who created masterpieces such as Girl with a Pearl Earring and The Milkmaid. These works often steal the show.But the master artist’s body of work, while small, has an incredible number of paintings that show a different side of his artistry and deserve time in the spotlight.
Learn the ways “artist” is defined to access studio space, write off expenses, claim copyright and more.by Daniel GrantCan we define art? Leo Tolstoy called it “a means of union among men, joining them together in the same feelings, and indispensable for the life and progress toward well-being of individuals and of humanity”.