The winners of our Self-Portrait Cover Competition are featured in the September issue of American Artist, and they share advice about how to paint the figure and how to maintain a successful painting practice. When we asked David Tanner, the winner of the competition, to give his advice, he offered...
The Oil Painting Blog
Austin R. Williams
12 Jul 2012
Filed under: Filed under: color, oil painting, plein air, still life, landscape painting, portrait painting, how to paint, Figure Drawing, Drawing Basics, Photo Reference, Art, Artist Daily
Some of the inspiration for the landscape in my painting, Leaves of Grass , came from found images of industrial areas along the New York waterfront. Sometimes in making a small study for a larger oil painting, an artist will sketch in certain areas very loosely. It's almost as if she says to herself...
Artists from across the country submitted their work for consideration in the 2009 American Artist Cover Competition. After an extensive selection process Suzanne Eisler’s Still Life With Butterfly was chosen as the winning image. It is presented here, along with artwork from the nine other finalists...
20 Apr 2009
Filed under: Filed under: plein air, still life, landscape painting, how to paint, Painting, Pastel, Oil Painting, Drawing Basics, sketching, Art, Photo Reference, street art, Artist Daily
We present the semifinalists in the oil category. by Karen Stanger Johnston Hyacinth (and the McCoy Pot) by Ellen Buselli, 2006, oil on linen, 12 x 16. Private collection. First Place: Ellen Buselli Ellen Buselli’s favorite subject is the still life. Influenced by Dutch masters as well as Emil...
Although it’s no substitute for painting from life, painting from photographs has its advantages, especially when you use the photos upside-down. by Jennifer King Indiana artist C.W. Mundy began a recent workshop in his study by discussing his methods and then offering a demonstration. He’s...