Claudia Hartley chats with Scottsdale Artists' School about her roots as an artist and instructor
Agile & Precise
Sandra Bartels moves swiftly between pastels and pastel pencils, focusing separately on each area of her subject
Warren Chang breaks down his recent paintings capturing elements of life in California during the past two years
Anastasia Trusova utilizes gels, palette knives and scrapers to create multiple textures in her paintings
Painting an Intimate Self Portrait
Like most self-portraits, this painting is an personal paintings often arise from rather mundane circumstances.
The Drama of Nature
From plein air studies to final studio paintings, Kim Casebeer distills the intensity and vibrance of the landscape
FIVE PROBLEMS WITH GOUACHE (AND HOW TO SOLVE THEM)
James Gurney tackles challenges specific to the medium of gouache
Not an Easy Task
My teacher, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Loften said that when he looked at a painting, he was looking for three things: feeling, imagination, and the ability to communicate those first two.
Louis Carr — Intimate Spaces and Youthful Portraits
Louis Carr is an artist based in Raleigh, North Carolina, who is well-known for his intimate and delicately rendered portrait and landscape paintings.
Young at Art
Harley Brown's fascinating things no one else will tell you
Painting Golden Valley
In every issue of International Artist we will feature a Painting Workshop from one of New Zealand's best artists.
Soft pastel is a special medium for me. It gives me freedom, control and the possibility to express myself on paper in a variety of ways. I use different types of paper for different effects.
I use my work to explore my relationship with the landscape and the feelings of peaceful solitude and contemplative awe. I carry these emotions when I am surrounded by beautiful scenery. It's what I seek to express in my paintings. Watercolor lends itself perfectly to this task due to its ethereal and delicate nature.
HOW TO MAKE GRADIENTS
James Gurney demonstrates how to get your colors to change gradually throughout your picture
PLEIN AIR PAINTING AND ARTISTIC GROWTH
Plein air artist Michael King explores elements unique painting in the field in this three-part series.
Classically-trained artist Julia Albo uses the power of observation to create three-dimensionality on a flat surface
The Power of Iteration
The Way of Watercolor: In this four-part series, Stephen Berry lends his thoughts and expertise in the realm of watercolor painting
Tips and Tricks
John Lovett shares a few of his studio tips, from brush care to ideal ways to store watercolor paper
A Discovery of Self
A Light in the Dark
Using a black underpainting, Jed Dorsey shares the advantages and joys of working from dark to light
MASTER PAINTERS OF THE WORLD
Working from dark to light colors, Pamela Hamilton’s pastel paintings feature the smallest and brightest marks at the focal point
Expression and flow
MASTER PAINTERS OF THE WORLDS
Off the Board
Animals come to life in intricate detail through the boldness and versatility of Melissa Helene’s scratchboard art
MASTER PAINTERS OF THE WORLD
Sarah Mckendry demonstrates how to create depth, atmosphere and mood in her landscape paintings
More than just blank space, John Lovett explores how skies can add balance and ambiance to a painting
THE ART OF THE PORTRAIT
The Way of Watercolor
In this four-part series, Stephen Berry lends his thoughts and expertise in the realm of watercolor painting
John Fenerov demonstrates his technique for creating genuine portraits in charcoal and graphite