George Thompson contends that what we call "illustration" will eventually be called "fine art."
Interview by Maureen Bloomfield
Ars Ex Machina
A printmaker/painter finds beauty in the intricate designs of machines.
By Carol Wax
A First-Timer's Guide to Plein Air Festivals
What to expect and how to plan for a paint-out: A veteran of the circuit shares tips for success.
By Michael Chesley Johnson
Artist at Play
Paul O. Zelinsky's award-winning illustrations begin as splendid oil paintings.
By Louise B. Hafesh
A Poet of the Woodblock Print
Richard Steiner, an American artist in Japan, reinterprets the traditional woodblock print.
By Ruth K. Meyer
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October 2007 Online
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The Artist's Life
Painting with tape, designing with The Sims, fine line markers and more.
By Michelle Taute
What's showing in cities around the country.
Edited by Lisa Wurster
The old masters used a grid to make complicated compositions easier; you can, too.
By Butch Krieger
Painting a glass of water is simply painting abstract shapes.
By Kenney Mencher
Ask the Experts
How and when to use varnishes and mediums when painting with acrylics.
By Betsy Dillard Stroud
Work in Progress
Organize a neighborhood studio tour to promote and sell your art.
By C. Sharp
Paul Panossian was entranced by an old barn's filtered light.