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Aline Ordman
“When I’m painting figures, I like to work both the positive and the negative spaces. l’ll put in the figure, although not perfectly, and then I clarify it by carving back into the surrounding negative space. In this way, I feel the figure emerges fr
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Meet the Artist
Margaret Minardi was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., one of a pair of identical twins. As a child she lived many years in Port of Spain, Trinidad, where her father worked as an engineer. It was a life without television and with few friends—circumstances tha
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Lyn Asselta
“There’s always a space between my hand and the surface of the painting where creativity hovers expectantly before taking shape. Mystery lives in that split second between a thought and a mark, between imagination and reality.” ■
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In Living Color
It was still dark in New York City when artist Jane Rosenberg (janerosenbergart.com) arose on a chilly, overcast morning in early November 2018. Her destination was the Brooklyn federal courthouse, where she got in the line forming on the sidewalk al
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Dawn Emerson
“The actual physical space between the layers of mixed media and the ground upon which artists paint is so tiny, yet the feeling of space one can create visually can appear to be immense! This happens by manipulating the elements of art—color, edges,
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Polar ADVENTURES
Many landscape artists are well acquainted with the mix of joy and challenge that can characterize an outdoor painting session, but painting on-site in Antarctica and the Arctic regions is taking plein air to a whole new level. Canadian watercolorist
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Creative-space Opportunity
During the summer of 2021, Lyn Asselta (lynasselta.com), Dawn Emerson (dawnemerson.com) and Aline Ordman (alineordman.com)—all Master Pastelists of the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS)—will be instructors for the IAPS Pastel Immer
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Plein Air Toolkit
Surface: 140-lb. cold-pressed rag paper (usually Arches bright white) or Saunders Waterford 200-lb. cold-pressed paper Paint: watercolors (as seen in photo arranged left to right): ultramarine blue, Winsor violet, quinacridone violet, permanent rose
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We Asked... You Answered
“Vermeer’s Girl With a Red Hat. I feel I know her and would like to sit next to her to hear what she has to say.” —LAURIE SAMARA-SCHLAG “Renoir’s Dance at the Moulin de la Galette. A beautiful Sunday gathering in Paris, dancing, eating galettes, ever
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Painting With Penguins
After nearly circumnavigating Antarctica, so many places have become special, but my favorite painting spot is Petermann Island, just south of the Lemaire Channel on the Antarctic Peninsula. The views of the continent rising out of the ocean provide
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We Asked...
“Looking at Henri Matisse’s 1919 painting, Tea, in the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, I imagine a late summer afternoon in my grandmother’s backyard. My grandmother, the figure with the masklike face, turns to greet me with the s
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Demonstration: Emergence
1 Working on Arches 140-lb. cold-pressed paper (off the roll), clipped to a board, McEown started with an underpainting, applied as a wet-into-wet wash. 2 Next, he began defining the foreground whales and setting up where to leave the whites. The ar
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A Path to Deeper Meaning in Your Work
I’m always telling the students in my art classes, “Your images with personal meaning are your symbols.” Discovering that personal meaning, and ultimately your own symbols, is a journey to the heart. The work requires some soul-searching, but it’s a
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WORKING the ROOM
Although Erika Stearly’s depictions of interior spaces feel alive in a way that stirs a sense of story, the artist’s creative focus is directed less on the narrative element in these images and more on the means and media she uses to depict them. Ste
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Start A Search For Symbols
1. Most of us take countless pictures and collect reference materials of things we like and favorite subjects. I challenge you to look deeper at all of these references. You’ll find you’re repeatedly drawn to certain imagery. Do you have twice as man
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Take A Painting
“Take a Painting” is an interactive painting installation that Stearly launched in 2013 as part of her MFA thesis work. Every day after class, Stearly would sit in a coffee shop down the street from her studio and make intricate doodles with Sharpie
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Demo: Searching For Zen
1 As I began working, I knew I wanted a minimum of three finished paintings, each with a dark, medium or light value dominance. Once I realized the imagery I wanted to work with, I started playing with possible compositions. I tried different shape r
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Meet the Artist
Erika Stearly (erikastearly.com) has been creating paintings of domestic spaces since 2010. She has been an Artist In Residence at Wilson College, Kutztown University, and Penn State University, where she taught undergraduate painting. Stearly has re
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First Impressions
My wife and I have been traveling across the United States since last May, living on the road in a 2003 Dodge Roadtrek. This new “studio-on-wheels” setup has completely changed my art practice. I went from working in the comfort of a home studio with
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Recipe for Success
Every year, Artists Magazine invites developing artists—age 16 and up—to enter the Student Division of the Annual Art Competition. This year’s winners not only demonstrate proficiency in such fundamentals as design and draftsmanship, but they also sh
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Oh, The Places Art Goes
When 18th-century British explorer Captain James Cook set out in 1768 to chart parts of the Pacific Ocean, the crew of the HMS Endeavor included not only sailors but scientists and artists who made records of the plants and animals they encountered.
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Studio On Wheels
Santos has been dreaming about taking an extended journey across the United States since he emigrated to Florida from Cuba in 1995, but first he wanted to establish his career as an arist. “It was only recently that I could envision how both passions
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The Hugo Boss Prize 2020 Applauds a Diverse Selection of Innovative Contemporary Artists
In 1996, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation began a partnership with the fashion brand Hugo Boss to create what is now one of the most sought-after prizes to a contemporary artist. Since its inception, the Hugo Boss Prize, awarded every
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Painting Mixed Edges
After looking at the landscape for a few minutes, I realized what I loved about it and made four thumbnail sketches with charcoal in my sketchbook. First, I asked myself a couple of questions: What are the different masses or tonal areas that I’m enj
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Write All About It!
with the shortening days of autumn and the year drawing to a close, many people find themselves in a contemplative mood. This is an excellent time to review the events of the last 12 months and share your impressions with your artistic allies and adv
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Open-Air Drama
having dealt with the closing of indoor restaurants and theaters this year, many of us are all the more appreciative of outdoor recreation. We’ve seen everything from dining to spinning classes move into the open. Even drive-in movie theaters have ex
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A Thematic Approach
The assessment of an artwork’s quality is often a matter of opinion, but one quick way often used to gauge the worth of a painting is to ask whether the artist is famous. This method infers that the more famous the painter, the better the painting. T
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Independent Study
In the visually rich memoir Parallel Perspectives: The Brush/Lens Collaboration (City Point Press), watercolorist Ward Hooper and photographer Holly Gordon relate how a comparison of their work by arts writer Elise Pearlman brought their paths toge
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Audition And Final Performance
A quick 7½x4½ graphite and watercolor sketchbook study (A) of the second-century Roman theater at Perge, Pamphylia, Turkey (near Antalya), served as an audition for the subject of my 12x9 studio painting (B), also in graphite and watercolor on paper.
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