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Painting Tips | Roses

While “old time is still a-flying,” five artists portray the rose as ephemeral subject and enduring symbol—and make it seem new. The following is a free excerpt from the article “Gather Ye Rosebuds” by Maureen Bloomfield, in the November 2011 issue of Magazine.Photographs for Color Reference“Once you’ve learned how to draw by working from life, you can use photo references loaded into your computer.
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Drawing | Short Lesson in Broad-stroke

Use short strokes with the chisel point of a pencil to create realistic texture in your landscapes.By Carl Purcell, author of Your Artist’s Brain, from which the following is an excerpt.Rock wallsIn drawing rock walls, you must think like the mason—alternate the size of the stones to create an interesting pattern.
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Underpaintings Help Keep Correct Values

Keep your lights and darks on track with a monochromatic underpainting.By Michael Chesley JohnsonWhatever your medium, values make your design. They’re the visual signals that the eye translates as shape, light and shadow. Wandering from true-to-life values undermines the design you work so hard to capture.
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Watercolor: Sondra Freckelton: Planning for Expression

Sondra Freckelton is widely recognized for her well-planned, thoughtful, and expertly crafted watercolors she develops using principles that expand artistic expression; and she is appreciated for helping others learn those principles while gaining a concrete understanding of watercolor painting.by M.
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Over 60 Art Competition

Want to manage your competitions account? Log In HereDEADLINE: October 20, 2017Showcase your talent by entering this exciting competition, brought to you by Magazine magazine. This contest is for artists age 60+ working in all traditional art media. Award Winners will be published in the April 2018 issue of Magazine.
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Your Art Career | Posterity versus Prosperity

In this article Barney Davey joins the perennial debate whether it’s possible to be a commercial success and create “true art” at the same time. Davey also wrote “Finding Your Sweet Spot,” an article in Magazine’s July August 2014 issue.By Barney DaveyAttacking the Starving Artist SyndromeFor a number of years, I was a guest blogger for AbsoluteArts.
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