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VISIONARIES | Melanie Vote
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VISIONARIES | Melanie Vote

“I prefer oil to other media because it is the most forgiving and sensual of all types of paint I have tried.”Melanie Vote is a naturalist to the core. Painting in the landscape is where she is happiest, and she starts every painting possible from life, in the tradition of the greatest plein air painters.

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Contemporary Watercolor Artist John Salminen Shares Hard-Won Wisdom

Exclusive interview with Master of Watercolor: John SalminenEvery time I look at John Salminen’s work, I simply get happy. I spend several moments studying each painting — taking in the colors, the compositions, the narratives, the forms — and this visual absorption just buoys up my spirits. For this reason, among many others, I am thrilled John Salminen is the juror for the 10th Annual International Watermedia Showcase.
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Priceless: A Representational Artist Painting Abstract Art Too

Painting Abstract Art Isn’t Just About SquigglesArcenio Martin Campos‘ work always surprises me because he doesn’t allow the objects or figures he is painting to dictate how he paints. Instead, Campos paints to articulate form, masses and his own ideas or concepts. It is like he is painting abstract art, but the results are incredibly real.
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Podcast on Hopper Painting

After editing Sheila Hollihan-Elliot’s article “Edward Hopper: Composing for Impact” for our July/August issue, I was intrigued about some things I’d learned about Hopper’s private life, about the role his wife Jo played in his painting—and he, in hers.So I ordered Edward Hopper: An Intimate Biography by Gail Levin (Rizzoli International Publications, 2007).
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6 Things to Discover About Thomas Wilmer Dewing

If American artist Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938) is not well known to you, you are in for a treat. His haunting colors, woman-centric subjects and lush landscapes all but guarantee you’ll remember his name. After reading this art history roundup about the artist and his life through paint, let us know what you think of his work!
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Two-Minute Art History: Salvador Dalí and Fashion

“THE CONSTANT TRAGEDY OF LIFE IS FASHION.” — SALVADORE DALÍIn a game of free association, the name Salvadore Dalí (1904–89) might elicit the response “mustache” or “watches.” The first refers to Dalí’s iconic mustache, waxed wire-thin—an organic fashion accessory. The latter alludes to his most famous painting, The Persistence of Memory, with drooping watches in a parched landscape.
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What Makes Jean Haines Tick? A Watercolor Artist QA

Jean Haines is one of our most inspiring instructors. Here, we share a QA with this beloved teacher and editor Sarah Hall to learn Jean’s quirks, creative touchstones and major influences!Be sure to get your Watercolor Freedom with Jean Haines Collection as soon as possible so you can carry your inspirations into the studio with you just like Jean does!
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Paint Watercolor Flowers of Every Kind

Thai artist Adisorn Pornsirikarn is famous for his watercolor flowers. He shares his top tips on how to paint blooms and bouquets that are pure attention-gettersArtist Adisorn Pornsirikarn paints and posts watercolor flowers daily on his Facebook page from his home and studio in Bangkok, Thailand. It’s a floral extravaganza and his viewers love it.
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The Not-So-Still Lifes of Watercolorist Dawn Clements

We were saddened to learn that artist Dawn Clements, whose large, cumulative still life works captured the joy of everyday life, passed away recently at the age of 60. According to the obituary by Neil Genzlinger for The New York Times: “Dawn Clements, whose intricate drawings and watercolors captured detailed scenes from her own life and from movie melodramas, often on a panoramic scale, died on Dec.
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VISIONARIES | Robin Berry

“My eyes find material in strange, wonderful places; although not all ideas find expression, trying each is an exciting exercise in design.”Light and shadow are the elements of the natural world that engage Robin Berry’s passions and fuel her desire to paint. “I love the ability of natural light to spotlight a bird preening on a rail or lifting off from a branch,” says Berry.
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The Time I Met Thomas Kinkade

Thomas Kinkade — The Artist We Love to HateAlthough Thomas Kinkade passed away several years ago in 2012 he is still a polarizing figure in the world of art. His business approach inspires envy and disdain, depending on who you talk to. During his life Kinkade was consistently in the news. There were legal disagreements between his company, former employees, franchised gallery owners, and the FBI.
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VISIONARIES | Wendy Layne

“Drawing people and capturing life’s moments through art is my passion.”Wendy Layne’s drawing Nineteen Birthday is a striking representation of the artist’s daughter at age 19. Capturing a moment in time and translating it into art through careful precision and detail, Layne creates stunning photorealistic pieces.
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Putting Art Into #Vanlife | Painting the Redwoods

Emilie Lee in the Great Wide Open of CaliforniaEmilie Lee is an intrepid artist living out a wanderlust life on the road as a painter and explorer. She’s been a subject of our Artist HQ series and given us great tips for winter plein air painting and here she tells us all about her artful adventures while painting the redwoods of California!
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When Everything Goes Right

Annie Strack On Where Her Masterpieces Come FromThere is no better feeling than when everything falls into place. With artistic and creative pursuits that feeling can feel particularly sweet — especially if the journey has had a lot of ups and downs, twists and turns. Here, watercolor artist Annie Strack discusses how it feels when everything goes right and how you get there.
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Mix Master Amy Cutler

In Amy Cutler’s creations, folklore, fairy tales, and personal iconography all vie for attention—and presence on the page.No question about it, Amy Cutler is an artistic mixologist. The inspirations for her drawings and gouache-on-paper works encompass anxieties about global warming, Persian dynastic stories, a favored pair of shoes, and deceased family members.
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Behind the Scenes with Abstract Artist Jodi Ohl

Mixed-media, acrylic and abstract artist Jodi Ohl visited the Artist’s Network video studios to film four instructional videos and I was once again amazed at her wealth of art knowledge, and her willingness to share it. Here’s a behind the scenes look at Jodi’s video shoot and an interview Cherie Haas did with Jodi!
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Pure Splendor: Where Watercolor Meets Pastel

Tom Perkinson and the Light-Filled Southwestern Landscape“The Native Americans have an expression that I like,” says New Mexico-based artist Tom Perkinson. “‘Keep the top of your head open.’” It’s an invitation to be alive to experience every moment, and to be open to new possibilities and novel solutions.
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Two-Minute Art History: John Singer Sargent and the Painterly Romance of Venice

The Venetian canal comes alive with gondola-level perspective in this watercolor by John Singer SargentBest known for his bravura oil portraits, John Singer Sargent (American, 1856 – 1925) was equally accomplished as a watercolor painter. He often chose the medium for quick landscape studies on his travels, a practice that began when, as a child, he accompanied his parents on picturesque trips across Europe.
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The Winners of the Over 60 Art Competition

We are pleased to celebrate the varied artworks and incredibly inspired points of view of the 2018 Artists Magazine Over 60 Art Competition winners! Their finely honed skills are 100 proof that it is talent and effort that will get you where you want to go in life — and that the passage of time is nothing but a thing.
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