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  • Because We Are Human

    Phases of Dane by Anthony Ryder. Crescent, 1998, graphite and pastel on gray paper, 25 x 19. Courtesy van de Griff/Marr Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico. When asked why painting the human figure was so important painter Scott Burdick was matter-of-fact. “Because we are human,” he said. “If...
    Posted to Artist Daily by Courtney Jordan on 15 Jun 2014
    Filed under: Drawing, how to draw, How To Paint, Portrait Painting, Oil Painting, Pastel, How to Draw People, Drawing Basics, Drawing Basics Faces
  • Taking Off the Straightjacket

    I am not a finicky person, so getting my hands dirty to get a job done is totally fine with me. But with painting, I can get so uptight and hesitant that the physical joy of it all goes right out the window. I'm trying to be better about what I'm calling my straightjacket tendency, and one way...
    Posted to Artist Daily by Courtney Jordan on 3 Jun 2014
    Filed under: Drawing, How To Paint, Pastel, Drawing Basics
  • The Best Art for a Control Freak Like Me

    One of my favorite still-life artists is G. Daniel Massad. He plays with space in an incredible way. His pastel paintings are stark, eerie, and lovely all at once. Above, Three Plums and Rosehip , 2005, pastel, 11 x 10 7/8. What I love best about still life painting is that I have absolute control—over...
    Posted to Artist Daily by Courtney Jordan on 22 Apr 2014
    Filed under: painting flowers, How To Paint, perspective drawing, watercolor painting, still life, Oil Painting, Pastel, Drawing Basics, Art
  • Artists Aren't Superheroes

    Garber is well known for his simple subjects and extraordinary execution. Artists aren’t superheroes. No capes, no spandex onesies, and no butlers named Alfred. Artists don’t necessarily lead extraordinary lives in which they paint or draw between bouts of saving the world. Artists are like...
    Posted to Artist Daily by Courtney Jordan on 18 Mar 2014
    Filed under: How To Paint, Artist Daily, Oil Painting, Pastel, Drawing Basics, Art
  • Plein Air Painting Techniques: How to Paint Clouds

    Cloud Break by Jonathan Owens, pastel, 17 x 22. Clouds are not all created equal, just like not every sunset or skyscape is the same. They all have their own unique look and feel, even though we can see them all the time. And it is the plein air artist's goal, passion, purpose to eek out that unique...
    Posted to Plein Air Blog by Courtney Jordan on 17 Mar 2014
    Filed under: Plein Air, Landscape Painting, How to Paint, Pastel, Portrait Painting, Drawing Basics
  • How to Paint with Pastel: 6 Top Pastel Painters Share Materials & Techniques

    Pastel supplement from the June 2009 American Artist issue, with tips and techniques from 6 master pastel artists: Clark Mitchell, Urania Christy Tarbet, Duane Wakeham, Sandra Burshell, Kim Lordier & Gil Dellinger.
    Posted to Free eBooks by Karyn on 2 Jun 2009
    Filed under: pastel, pastel painters, pastel painting, hard pastel, composition, soft pastel, how to paint, painting outdoors
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