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Silk AND Steel
There are two techniques that I use when creating a painting. Both begin with an extensive eff ort to find the composition that provides me with inspiration. The next step is to layout the composition on board with attention to the location of variou
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Committed
We have been publishing International Artist for 22 years now and don’t plan on going anywhere at all during this difficult time in history. In fact, not only are we still continuing to publishing this magazine every other month to help all our frien
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Glazing An Underpainting With Color
It is said that drawing and values do most the “heavy lifting,” meaning to me that if the drawing is strong and the values are correct there is a likely possibility that a painting, even sparsely painted, will be a success. Consider this: Most of wha
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International Artist
Issue 133 June / July 2020 Vincent Miller Publisher Joshua Rose Editor editor@internationalartist.com Rochelle Belsito Managing Editor assistanteditor@internationalartist.com Heather K. Raskin Senior Account Executive hraskin@internationalartist.com
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Seeing the Signs
Why signs? I am often asked this question. The answer is partially a love of typography and design, but also a need to document history. I majored in industrial design at RISD and settled in Rhode Island after graduating in 1994. Around the time I gr
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FLORALS & GARDENS
Grand Prize British Columbia, Canada, Allure, oil, 48 x 96" Grand Prize is a four-page editorial feature in American Art Collector magazine Canadian artist Gerry Thompson is often inspired by her own life when painting, which many times reflects the
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Surrealistic Approach
Jos Van de Ven was born in the south of the Netherlands not far from Van Gogh’s village. He became interested in art at an early age due to two Rembrandt-like portraits of his great-grandparents at his home. Initially influenced by the French Impress
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Call For Entries
Use the Official Entry Form over the page Visit our website to upload digital files of the images you want to enter and pay for them using our secure server. www.internationalartist.com To upload your entries you need to prepare your image files to b
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Contrasts Of Lights And Darks
The most comfortable way for me finish my paintings is to paint only when I want to, when I have something to draw, and by painting in the way that I want to paint. There are a number of things that I value most when painting, but above all others, I
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Art Prize Challenge Series
ENTER OUR NEW ART COMPETITION CHALLENGE No. 119 See your work published in International Artist magazine and also receive a 4-page Editorial Feature in American Art Collector, the prestigious magazine read by collectors and galleries looking for new
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Inside the Museum
Born in the Netherlands my inspiration from the Old Masters was there from a young age. It started when I saw the beautiful light in the artwork of the Dutch Masters in the museums—particularly those in my hometown, The Hague, and in Amsterdam. Figur
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Official Entry Form
For your convenience there are three International Entry Points. You can pay your Entry Fee by Visa or MasterCard. Send your entry and payment of US $9 per entry/picture to: International Artist magazine Challenge No. 119: Seascapes, Rivers & Lakes 7
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Blue Boat
On a recent International Artist workshop to Tasmania, we visited the small, west coast village of Strahan. I noticed as we drove into town, a wonderful, old, rusty trawler propped up on slips for some much-needed maintenance. What a great subject fo
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Back To Basics With Black And White
Whether you’re a newbie to painting or a seasoned pro, experimenting with basic principles can stimulate your thinking and focus your field approach. In this article, the first in a series, let’s explore what we can accomplish with black and white. W
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Porcelain Painting
Porcelain has been collected among the wealthy since the end of the 18th century. Many artists from Europa’s porcelain factories arrived in the United States, established themselves and soon had their own studios with students. One cannot say it happ
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What Do People Think?
Closed questions, such as “Do you like my painting?”, tend to encourage simply yes or no answers. Open questions, however, encourage discussion and often have a more complicated response. Let’s start with some examples of open questions. Permission q
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Life-changing Art Moments
Within International Artist’s pages, I continue to pass on to you the “eureka” moments I learned in art that made differences. For instance, in the 1970s on a game farm I had a personal demonstration of how the shadows form on a mule deer along with
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Sharing From Inside The Studio
The primary purpose of the Portrait Society is to find and maintain open pathways of communication from artists to artists. We all know how isolating the creative life can be, so by banding together and sharing our ideas, thoughts and experiences, we
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Balinofski Secret Eyes
Always, the mystery of women both exhilarates and befuddles me. The young lady in this work is equally an enigma. I couldn’t really see her eyes in shadow. Still I was sure she was looking at me, reading my mind. I wondered what she was thinking with
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Striving for Excellence
Every year, the Portrait Society of America gives recognition to a small group of distinguished artists with the honorary status of PSS – Portrait Society Signature. This distinction is awarded to artists who consistently demonstrate exceptional skil
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In Memoriam
Considered the preeminent pastelist in America, renowned artist Daniel E. Greene passed away on the evening of April 5, 2020. At 86 years old, he was still painting every day and teaching as often as possible. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Greene knew fr
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A Painter’s Journey
PART 5 Creating a Vision It seems to me that I have spent my life learning to see, both as an individual and an artist. I have found that the process is much more complicated, nuanced and individualistic than simply looking at the world around me. It
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Mastering Still Life Painting
As in everything, a systemic process is key to success, even in painting. You want to set yourself up by having a logical, systematic approach that works for your desired style of painting. This doesn’t mean that we are trapped in the system, but hav
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Past AND Present
Everyone says that a painting tells a story. They also say that you put yourself into the painting. In the beginning I don’t think I understood that. I thought I was just creating pretty pictures. My story begins at the end; the end of my high school
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SPIRITS OF THE American West
For these paintings I search my files of photographs from my travels to New Mexico, Utah, Texas and Arizona. I also look online for images of Native Americans that are in the public domain. I have best results using the Library of Congress website fo
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Art Prize Challenge Series
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Two Trees
This painting is inspired from a business trip to Trollhättan, Sweden. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to stop and paint, but during a brief walk along the river that passed by my hotel, I came across this particular scene. I was struck by the patt
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A Remembrance
Many of you who regularly check out Harley’s articles here are getting to know me and my peculiarities. Mostly through my art and the stories behind what I do. You now see a portrait I did of my first love, who was with me in my early years. Here she
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Official Entry Form
For your convenience there are three International Entry Points. You can pay your Entry Fee by Visa or MasterCard. Send your entry and payment of US $9 per entry/picture to: International Artist magazine Challenge No. 118: Abstract/Experimental Art 7
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Abstract Reality
To start with, I am a theatre artist by profession and as a consequence, the theatre dictates the theme and the ways it is going to be displayed. As far as I am concerned, the theatre is a world of shadows reflecting or emitting light. This is how I
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