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Artists Magazine

Artists Magazine November 2016

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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in deze editie

1 min.
freedom of the artist

With my children grown (and without grandchildren on the horizon, alas), I’ve been sadly out of the loop of children’s literature. Thankfully wonderful illustrator and frequent contributor Will Hillenbrand continues to interview his esteemed colleagues in the field. In this issue, Will talks to Aaron Becker, author of the trilogy, Journey, Quest and Return. The heroine escapes from the confines of her room when she picks up a red magic marker and draws a door that turns out to be in a tree. Over the course of her journey, the sepias of the real world give way to bright golds, as she deals with dilemmas by drawing the means of solving them. In talking to Aaron, Will remembered that “for children like we were, being able to draw was empowerment.”…

1 min.
cj hendry

CJ HENDRY RENDERS US SPEECHLESS with her supersized ink drawings. Australian born but New York based, Hendry finds inspiration from the interplay between pop culture, consumer products and social commentary to breathe life into her black-and-white work, now gaining attention and accolades from across the world, including a purchase from hip-hop artist Kanye West. Visit CJ Hendry’s Instagram account at instagram.com/cj_hendry. Head on over to artistsnetwork.com/learnmore2016 to read our Q&A with CJ Hendry.…

1 min.
it’s the little things

This summer, the Weston Art Gallery in Cincinnati featured an artist whose work exemplifies the notion that big ideas can come from small places. Christian D. Schmit of Lakeside Park, Ky., creates miniature worlds with consumer-based cardboard packaging, glue and an X-Acto knife. His intricate constructions flirt with the idea of a world unknown, filled with characters in the midst of creating their life’s work. Combining technology from the past with the ingenuity of the future, Schmit’s miniature worlds are a love letter to imagination. Schmit’s work was displayed at the Weston Art Gallery in Cincinnati in the show “Lost in the Making.” Visit cincinnatiarts.org/weston-art-gallery to learn what’s coming next at Weston Art Gallery, and to visit the artist’s website at christiandschmit.com. “Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let…

1 min.
the art of kindness

THE ARTIST’S MAGAZINE (TAM): Tell us about the organization ArtLifting. KATIE MANZI, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS (KM): ArtLifting empowers homeless and disabled artists through the celebration of their artwork. We offer artists the chance to secure their own income through the sale of original paintings, prints and products. By showcasing and selling artwork, our artists gain self-confidence that permeates all aspects of their lives. TAM: Tell us about a specific time when ArtLifting helped shape the future of one of your artists. KM: Scott Benner was homeless when he found us through an Internet search for “homeless art.” Since joining ArtLifting, Scott has found a home, had the opportunity to pursue his art as a serious career, and found the stability and confidence in life he had lost due to unlucky circumstances that had…

2 min.
jerry n. weiss in the studio (and on facebook)

Late this spring I returned to paint in my studio after an absence of some months. My subject was a talented student artist who agreed to sit late in the day, once or twice a week, after finishing up at her regular summer job. We typically worked from 4:30 to 7:30. McKenzie brought a batch of dresses, and I chose a red one, short at the hemline and long in the sleeves. After settling on a pose, I drew in the figure and most prominent surrounding shapes with a brush. During the second session, I decided to drop her right arm; the initial gesture looked too contrived. Greater changes followed. I had to leave the painting for a few weeks, and in the interim developed a profound dislike for the color of…

1 min.
dark to light: creating structure in pastel

WHEN I WAS A CHILD, I loved drawing images from children’s books; I still do. My favorite book was and still is—not one, but two—Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. John Tenniel’s illustrations for these books made a great impression on me. I could spend hours staring at Tenniel’s artwork—done with so much skill and imagination. I’ve always been fascinated by deer. They’re noble, graceful creatures and, during Alice’s walk through the wood, she meets a fawn. They walk together until they leave the forest; this is the moment the fawn remembers that it’s an animal and Alice is human, and it runs away. That scene is one of my favorites. I decided to paint Alice with an adult deer instead of a young fawn for artistic…