Passing Time watercolor and acrylic. This painting has a very good composition, and the use of texture and lettering adds a lot of interest. There's a principle called "calibrating the lights" that I'd like to see applied here. There are several large light shapes in the painting that...
One of the most useful aspects of painting workshops is the personalized critiques offered by knowledgeable instructors. Now you can get this advantage anytime through the American Artist Critique Blog. Through this blog, you can get commentary and suggestions on your work by simply e-mailing a high...
The 10 Finalists in the Watercolor Cover Competition offer their insights on the creative process—from finding inspired subjects to selecting materials to applying the final details. Cymbidium Equinox by Kory Fluckiger, 2004, watercolor, 27 x 19. Collection Suzanne Lindquist. Hydrangea Blue by...
6 Jun 2008
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We present the semifinalists in the pastel category. by Karen Stanger Johnston Changing Channels by Mike Barret Kolasinski, 2007, pastel on archival foam board, 12 x 24. First Place: Mike Barret Kolasinski Chicago artist Mike Barret Kolasinski is passionate about nature. He calls his pastel landscapes...
The Pastel Blog
7 Mar 2008
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We present the semifinalists in the acrylic category. by Karen Stanger Johnston First Place: Amy Guidry Out for a Run by Amy Guidry, 2006, acrylic, 20 x 24. Courtesy Jenkins Connelly Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana. "I choose my subjects based on their features and expressions, but I also choose...
We present the semifinalists in the drawing category. by Karen Stanger Johnston Study for the Portrait of Autumn by Chusit Wijarnjoragij, 2007, brown and white colored pencil, 25 x 19. First Place: Chusit Wijarnjoragij For Thailand-born Chusit Wijarnjoragij, every work of art he creates begins with mood...