Ranging in age from 61 to 83 the winners of our Over 60 Art Competition share their works. Read their stories in the March 2011 issue of Magazine..Sisters (tempera and ink resist, 28×36)by Georgia P. Doubler, age 83, Green Valley, Arizona.Summer Wildflowers and Corn (pastel, 19×21)by Marcia Wegman, age 75, Iowa City, Iowamarciawegman.
What Do You Know About Piet Mondrian?Art historian Hans Janssen hopes to reveal the true nature of a man “who embraced life and was completely fascinated by painting,” in his new biography, Piet Mondrian: A New Art for a Life Unknown (in Dutch: Piet Mondriaan. Een nieuwe kunst voor een ongekend leven), according to artnet News.
It’s just my opinion, but I think ballpoint art is one of the most exciting types of artwork being made today. Ballpoint pens are a fairly new invention, all things considered, meaning it’s a real possibility that an artist can create a type of ballpoint art no one has thought to try before.Ballpoint is also fun because of how ordinary it can seem.
Charcoal drawingA drawing technique that employs an implement of charred wood, charcoal drawing is a staple of any artist’s study. As with many drawing media, charcoal responds strongly to the grain of the paper it is used on.In this topic section, you’ll find links to lead you to the particular aspects of charcoal drawing that you need to research, as well as youtube drawing tutorials to help you along the way.
In this excerpt from Stan Sperlak’s feature article “Into the Night” from Magazine (June 2013), Sperlak demonstrates how to complete a sunset landscape from start to finish. Scroll down to read this step-by-step demo, and learn how to portray the ethereal qualities of night with pastel.Progression of Heavenly HuesBy Stan SperlakThe moments after the sun sets provide an opportunity for an easy lesson in painting the order and values of prismatic colors as they appear in the sky.
We always think of summer as being the warmest time of the year, and winter as the coldest. The thermometer plunges when there is snow. But how does this apply to painting snow? It’s universally known that green hues are considered to be cool, and yellow, orange, and red to be warm colors, the latter being the warmest and most viewer-friendly.