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Recent Issues

  • Workshop: Professional Practices

    In this extra-length special issue, American Artist takes you through the business of being an artist, including advice for securing commissions and information on how you can use the internet to reach your professional goals. We also visit master workshops from artists such as Bo Bartlett and Donald Demers.

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  • The Complete Painter's Handbook

    In our new special issue, American Artist guides you through the most important aspects of the painting process, from selecting your materials to preparing a canvas to advanced techniques for accurately depicting landscapes and figures.

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  • Plein Air Painting, Fall 2011

    The last two editions of Plein Air Painting were a huge success—they flew off the shelves—and now the newest edition of the beloved magazine is back with even more on-site landscape painting instruction, handpicked by the trusted editors at American Artist, introducing the new special-issue Plein Air Painting, Fall 2011.

    Order your copy of this highly anticipated special-edition now.

    Capture info from on-site studies, direct observations, and outdoor painting instruction from top plein air painters of today.

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  • Still Life Painting Higlights

    25 Skilled Artists Teach Their Best Techniques; Step-by-Step Lessons & Lists of Materials; How to Paint Floral Still Lifes With Skill & Understanding

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  • Portrait & Figure Painting Highlights

    Reflect Your True Vision with Accurate Form Now you can paint the human form with the depth and detail it deserves - your artwork will come alive with this exciting special issue from American Artist: Portrait and Figure Painting Highlights Fall 2010. Improve the detail of your portraits with 100 pages of step-by-step demonstrations, material advice, creative inspiration, and tips to take these techniques further.

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  • American Artist: Everything You Need to Know About Plein Air Painting

    20 Top Artists Reveal How To Adjust to Regional Sites, Pack What You Need, Scale-Up Sketches, & Travel Safely Abroad; The history of the Plein Air Movement, and much more!

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  • American Artist Highlights: Guide to Painting Flowers, Fall 2011

    Learn classical techniques with an inspiring guide that shows you how to create stunning pieces with ease and confidence. Make your colors sing and enhance your process—top contemporary masters of today show you how.

    Challenge yourself with more complicated arrangements and develop the confidence to take on more complex forms with advice to capturing roses and delphiniums. Enhance your ability to capture the effects of light and shadow that will bring your setup to life on paper with this visually striking guide.

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  • Plein Air Painting, Spring 2011

    The industry’s favorite plein air magazine is back with more of what you love! Last year, Plein Air Painting magazine flew off the shelves!

    Capture info from on-site studies, direct observations, and outdoor painting instruction from top plein air painters of today.

    Perfect your plein air painting skills as you learn the secrets to working directly from nature with this comprehensive outdoor painting guide.

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  • Highlights: Painting Instruction From Master Teachers

    Get instant improvement on your portraits, landscapes, and still life’s from master teachers.

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  • American Artist Studios 2010

    Love your space as much as you love your craft American Artist Studios is back and bigger than ever with a special issue devoted to making beautiful and functional spaces for all your creative needs.

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  • Workshop, Fall 2010

    Measure First, Draw Second; The Pathway to Great Compositions; Make Every ?Brushstroke Count; Learn How Top Artists Paint; How the Academic Technique can Work for You

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  • Workshop, Summer 2010

    10 Keys To Making Accurate Judgments; Use Measurements & Simple Shapes for Better Portraits; Learn Variations of Impressionist Painting; 4 Stages Of Successful Plein Air Paintings

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  • Painting Instruction Highlights from Master Teachers, Fall 2009

    14 Top Instructors Share Their Secrets; How to Paint From Photographs; Complete Instruction in Painting Figures, Still Lifes & Landscapes; 12 Step-by-Step Demonstrations & Lists of Materials

    Check out what's featured in the Fall 2009 issue of American Artist Highlights.

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  • Workshop, Fall 2009

    Use a Limited Pallette for Greater Benefits; 10 Concrete Solutions for Figure Painting; How to Accurately See the Color Light; Andrea J. Smith; Bryan Mark Taylor; Steve Huston; Clayton J Beck III.

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