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The Artist Life

Bounce Light

“Speaking, when you have something to say, is like looking.But who looks? If people could see properly,and see whole, they would all be painters.And it’s because people have no idea how to lookthat they hardly ever understand.” – Pierre BonnardWhen we teach classes indoors, we often set up a very simple still-life for the class to work from.
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Techniques and Tips

How to Paint Drapery

Painting the folds and shadows in drapery can be tricky. Here’s how to set yourself up for success.By Jane JonesFrom casual to formal, stately to festive, drapery can be an important element in a painting. It can set or support the overall mood of your composition. The configuration of the folds, their orientation and the intensity of the lighting all play a part in the expressive qualities of the drapery.
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Techniques and Tips

Alla Prima: Applying Color Without Blending

In Magazine‘s July/August issue, four artists share techniques and tips for distinguishing and then conveying compelling fleshtones in Christine McHugh’s feature article, “Portrait Palettes.” Russell Harris is one of the artists featured, and here he describes his own method for capturing a portrait.
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Techniques and Tips

Become a Paper Pro

13 Qualities of Art Papers Every Artist Should KnowThe surface an artist chooses to work on has an incredible and powerful impact on the end result. Each artwork you make on a different surface will turn out differently, as any master artist knows. That means discovering all there is to know about art papers and discovering how to choose the best of the best (for you).
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Creativity Inspiration

Art Projects for Adults

10 Art Projects To Fuel Your CreativityPersonal art projects can fuel your creativity. But finding those projects can be tough. Here are 10 projects for adults that can ignite your creativity and sense of fun, and give you direction and accomplishment!When the idea of painting or working in the studio fills you with performance anxiety or feelings of being overwhelmed, pull out this list.
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Techniques and Tips

Drawings of Trees | Claudia Nice

In the September 2011 issue of Magazine, Claudia Nice shares her tips and techniques for rendering convincing conifer and hardwood trees in the landscape.Shown here are some of Nice’s illustrations of various hardwoods and conifers.If you’d like to read the article, learn more about the issue here.
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