American Artist, September 2008 Digital Download
- Understanding the Masters: Intentions & Procedures- Conservators and curators at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art conducted scientific research to understand how some masterpieces in the collection might have been created or changed. An exhibition based on the investigation will offer insights into the artists' painting process.
- Painting Landscapes from Observation, Memory, and Imagination- For almost 15 years, Kevin Sanders has been strapping painting supplies onto a motorcycle and heading off to paint the Italian landscape. Ironically, it was an American Painter who inspired him to paint those Tuscan scenes from direct observations, recollections of the scenery, and imagination.
- Using Technology to Create Ageless Paintings- Utah artist David Koch likes to bring elements of his state's pioneer past into his computer-aided compositions.
- The Power of Suggestion: The Paintings of Susan Lichtman- This Massachusetts painter uses a closely controlled palette and open painting approach to create highly evocative visions of interiors and figures.
- Timeless Personalities Captured by Contemporary Portraitists- Eighteen artists were recently given the honor of painting members of the famous Players Club, in New York City, for their newly organized Hall of Fame.
- Three Views of the Same Scene- Three painting friends exchanged photographs and then produced paintings of the same 15 subjects in an experiment designed to teach them about different approaches, challenge them to push beyond their comfort zone, and allow them to work on a common painting project.
- Using Faces and Figures to Express Your Feelings- For 35 years I have painted faces as a way of commenting on the political, social, and personal situations that impact humans. Here are some specific ways you might use faces, lines, textures, and word to convey your opinions and feelings.
- Curtis Hooper: A Charmed Life of Opportunities and Hard Work- As a child growing up in England, Curtis Hooper's exposure to the art of Rembrandt and Leonardo convinced him to become an artist. He is now one of the most successful portrait and figure painters in the world, with commissions coming from celebrities, captains of the industry, royalty, and governments; yet he continues to derive inspiration from the Old Masters.