Watercolor artist Thomas Schaller achieves convincing and dynamic effects in his skies ( Salisbury Cathedral , watercolor painting). I know it is a bias, but sometimes I can't help thinking that painting skies belongs to a particular realm of watercolor painting . The medium just seems best suited...
On the Cover: Anna (detail, reversed) by Wende Caporale, 2002, pastel, 24 x 18. Collection the Abernethy family. FEATURES Painting Figures With Purpose by Arthur Egeli After completing a rigorous program of art education, I was adept at capturing a person’s likeness but still struggling to express...
Many of the great teachers who trained Daniel Graves were featured in American Artist in the 1970s, while he and his students have been profiled in more recent issues. As the magazine celebrates its 70th anniversary, we examine the academic art education that Graves has dedicated part of his career to...
The Oil Painting Blog
9 Feb 2008
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Two masters of still life painting have much to teach us about developing our paintings. by Joseph Gyurcsak Ochre & Blue Gray 2007, oil, 12 x 16. Collection the artist. Two of the most admired masters of still life painting are the Italian artist Giorgio Morandi (1890–1964) and the French painter...
Read the transcript from our online chat with artist-instructor Dan Thompson. If you have more thoughts to share, chat with your peers on Artists' Forum , and check back for more online chats with featured artists. 2007-06-13 12:00:02.0 Administrator: You have joined a chat with Dan Thompson, a top...
Tonal drawing--the juxtaposition of relative values, the notion of seeing masses rather than outlines--more closely replicates the way humans see than do lines. This emotional way of depicting the world has been explored since Leonardo; modern artists have mastered it. by Ephraim Rubenstein Inscribed...
The Drawing Blog
16 Sep 2006
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