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Best of Pastel Pointers | Painting Greens in the Landscape

Green can be a perplexing color to deal with when it comes to pastel landscape painting. As we head into summer and the presence of ever more foliage, here are a few tips that may prove useful for painting greens in your landscape subject.Mixed Greens: First, remember that green is a pigment in your palette and light in nature.
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Cool Weather = Warm Colors | 7 Fall Trees to Help Welcome Autumn

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” — Albert CamusFall trees possess a magical quality that makes them endlessly inspiring to artists. Here, seven pastelists share seven paintings that capture the breathtaking beauty of autumn. Enjoy!Tom Bailey | Fall Trees and PortraitureSome paintings of fall trees take on a feeling of portraiture, as in Tom Bailey‘s The Lookout.
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Art History

125 Artists and Their Historic Studios, Part 2

<<< PREVIOUS PAGEContinue to enjoy this collection of 125 artists and their historic studios sponsored by Historic Artistic’ Homes and Studios, a Program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.Raoul Hague (1904-1993)Raoul Hague was a contemporary sculptor born in Constantinople who worked mainly in a studio in an artist colony in Woodstock, New York.
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Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

What Is Mixed Media Art for You?“I think I can.”“Leave some room in your heart for the unimaginable.”“Just do it. Keep it simple. Focus. No fear.”“Look for art and it will appear.”All stirring and wise and fearless words to live by from artists featured in Seth Apter’s book, The Mixed Media Artist. The guide showcases 40 artists and the tips, tricks, dreams, and points of focus they use to inspire themselves and keep their creativity active and energized.
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Techniques and Tips

10 Essential Watercolor Tips from Jane Blundell

Try these 10 watercolor tips when choosing and mixing colors and pigments for your palette:Choose colors you love. Some people add all sorts of pigments to their palettes because someone they admire loves them. If you don’t enjoy them yourself, they won’t get used.Choose colors that are useful alone and in mixes.
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The Artist Life

Women Painting Women

This past summer, I was lucky enough to visit the National Gallery in London. Scattered throughout are thousands of artworks, and after walking through just a few of the rooms, I began to feel overwhelmed by looking at the portraits, like I was seeing my own fragile humanity reflected back to me. The subjects all looked beautiful, young, and vibrant, but of course, they’ve all been gone for a long time.
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