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Artists Magazine

Artists Magazine

April 2020

Readers learn painting and drawing firsthand from other artists through written instruction and reproduction, guiding them step-by-step through the creative process. The magazine shows readers a wide variety of creative options, teaching the fundamentals of art making, presenting techniques in different painting and drawing media.

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United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
F+W Media, Inc. - Magazines
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10 Issues

In this issue

2 min.
artists in the garden

“All gardening is landscape painting.” —WILLIAM KENT The 18th-century Englishman William Kent is most famous as a landscape architect, originating what became known as the English Landscape Garden style. The innovative designer began his career, however, as a painter, serving as a court artist before venturing into other fields. When you consider that good garden design relies on a skillful use of form, line, texture, scale and color, is it any wonder that so many fine artists discover—as Kent did—they’re also well adapted to the art of horticulture? In this issue, we explore the glories of a garden, which is, of course, a reliable source of seemingly endless painting subjects—not only for the landscape artist but also for the still life artist who delights in the fruits of the garden. Clearly, the…

1 min.
artists magazine

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Anne Hevener SENIOR DESIGNER Brian Roeth SENIOR EDITOR Holly Davis SENIOR EDITOR Beth Williams ASSOCIATE EDITOR McKenzie Graham ADVERTISING ADVERTISING CONSULTANT Mary McLane Northeastern, Western U.S. & International 970-290-6065; mmclane@goldenpeakmedia.com ADVERTISING CONSULTANT Kaline Carter Southeastern U.S. 505-730-9301; kcarter@goldenpeakmedia.com MEDIA SALES COORDINATOR Casey Laug 715-350-7054; claug@goldenpeakmedia.com PEAK MEDIA PROPERTIES CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Gregory J. Osberg VP, FINANCE Jordan Bohrer VP, PRODUCT AND STRATEGY Josiah Klebaner SVP, CONSUMER MARKETING Paula Becker DIRECTOR OF CONTENT, FINE ART GROUP Tricia Waddell NEWSSTAND SALES, CONTACT: Scott T. Hill, scott.hill@procirc.com…

3 min.
light and loveliness

egmond is a village—actually three villages, now part of the municipality of Bergen—situated near Amsterdam and overlooking the North Sea. Historically, Egmond was bound to its fishing industry until it became a seaside spa in the late 19th century. Its greatest claim is that René Descartes, the philosopher and mathematician, settled there in the 1630s after his theories were condemned by the University of Utrecht. Whatever its attraction for Descartes, Egmond doesn’t seem to have caught on as a creative retreat for another 250 years, when a couple of American painters chose it as the site of an art colony. George Hitchcock (1850–1913) moved there in the early 1880s and was followed soon thereafter by Gari Melchers (1860–1932). Both were engaged by Holland’s culture, people and landscape. Each was influenced by…

5 min.
gardens & glass

glass sculptures by Dale Chihuly are immediately identifiable and distinctive art objects that can be found in museums, galleries, luxury hotels and public spaces around the world. But only at the Seattle Center’s ongoing exhibition, “Chihuly Garden and Glass,” can the artist’s unique vision be viewed in the context of lush gardens and galleries devoted to his work and process. Having long been fascinated with glasshouses, conservatories and gardens, Chihuly has an innate understanding of how glass fits together with nature, and the designs featured in “Chihuly Garden and Glass” are proof of his ability to beautifully harmonize both worlds. CRYSTALLINE VISION Chihuly is considered a pioneer in the sculpture world, someone who pushed the boundaries of glass as an art medium not only conceptually but also in his materials and creative…

4 min.
it’s in the (index) cards

during my art journey into oil painting a few years back, I created a 100 Meadows Project for which I painted one hundred small meadow landscapes on oil paper. I learned so much from this project and developed the discipline to paint on a consistent basis. Many of my online followers participated in the project along with me, and two of my artist friends—Page Ellis and Marian Parsons—and I regularly shared and critiqued one another’s landscape work. This successful endeavor led the three of us to collaborate on another creative undertaking: the Index Card Art Project. PREPPING FOR SUCCESS For the Index Card Art Project, we each purchased a set of vintage index cards numbered from 1 to 31. I got mine online at Etsy, but they can also be found at…

1 min.
we asked...

“Camille Pissarro [French, 1830–1903], because—while I may not like his paintings as much as I like Monet’s—from everything I’ve read, I think he had a more generous personality.” MARION BODDY-EVANS ARTIST, INSTRUCTOR AND WRITER Spring Morning, Cloudy, Eragny 1900; oil on canvas, 25¾ x32 by Camille Pissarro TOKYO FUJI ART MUSEUM, TOKYO, JAPAN (WIKIART VISUAL ART ENCYCLOPEDIA) “I would love to spend time with Chuck Close [American, 1940–]. He has the ability to cut through to the essence of what is required to create art, and he never lapses into ‘art speak.’” JOHN SALMINEN ARTIST AND INSTRUCTOR “I’d choose J.M.W. Turner [English, 1775–1851]. I’d love to spend a day painting outdoors with him—to see, talk, listen and learn, watching how he creates light and space using ‘vapors of steam and air’ to capture the essence of a place.” ANTONIO MASI ARTIST…