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Artists Magazine

July/August 2019

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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from the editor

Grainstack (Sunset) by Claude Monet 1891; oil on canvas, 28⅞ x36½ “Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.” — CLAUDE MONET Claude Monet’s paintings of haystacks—about 30 in total—were created between the years 1890 and 1891. He wrote of the project to the art critic Gustave Geffroy: “I am working very hard, struggling with a series of different effects ... . The more I continue, the more I see that a great deal of work is necessary in order to succeed in rendering what I seek.” In 1891, Monet exhibited 15 of these works at the Galerie Durand-Ruel in Paris. It would be the first group of paintings he exhibited as a series. Lucky for us, he opted to take his struggle to other subjects—among them, the Rouen…

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artists magazine

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paradise on the palette

Palace of Fine Arts 1893 by Frederick Childe Hassam With the blue of the ocean and a tint of Earth’s green, lagoon blue pulls at our primal heartstrings. Artists have always felt drawn toward the vast, open expanse of the sea and sky to find inspiration for their palettes and compositions, and it’s no surprise that blues rank among the hottest selling colors among all fine art media.Frederick Childe Hassam knew the appeal of this stunning blue and used it in many of his seascape paintings both of Europe and of the New England coast, where he summered with his family. The artist had lived in Europe for years before moving back to the United States and painting Palace of Fine Arts 1893. In this work he employed his…

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in the blink of an eye

MOROCCO I felt a time constraint when working on Carpet Bazaar, Fez (ink and watercolor on paper, 11½ x8¼ ) because I was the only painter among a group determined to see as many carpet emporia as possible in an afternoon. As my traveling companions haggled over prices while drinking sweet mint tea, I was struck by the vivid colors of the rugs heaped on the floor as the merchants unfurled one after another. The forms of the architecture, distinct at this close range, merited a quick capture. An outline in Micron pen provided an armature for the color. What watercolor sketcher hasn’t seen a fabulous subject come and go before having had time to capture it? While sketching in this medium is a more nimble enterprise than painting…

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cinque terre

Ligurian Coast watercolor on paper, 5¾ x7 Camogli watercolor on paper, 4¾ x6½ Camogli Up Close watercolor on paper, 4¾ x6½ The region of the Cinque Terre (five lands), in northwest Italy, along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, provides abundant opportunities for breathtaking rides aboard the coastal steamers that ply the waters between the towns of Santa Margherita, Portofino and Camogli. Sizable mountains rise steeply from the coast, and picturesque villages of densely packed, brightly colored buildings cling to the slopes. In Ligurian Coast (below, top), preliminary applications of clear water suggest the clouds, into which the distant mountain fades, as well as the white surf bordering the blue sea. As the boat rounded a peninsula, a brightly colored town consisting of closely packed multistory buildings appeared. Camogli…

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studio studies

Capriccio of Sky, Clouds and Sunset (watercolor on paper, 20x30) Often, at the start of a day’s session in the studio, not knowing where to begin, I’ll do a series of quick studies of imaginary cloudy skies, landscapes or sunsets, all on a large sheet of paper that has been subdivided with artist’s tape into smaller panels. These spontaneous studies evolve as the vicissitudes of the flowing paint dictate.…