Special Report: Branching Out
Five artists' paintings of woods and trees demonstrate how inspiration can lead in many different creative directions.
By Sarah A. Strickley
Painting the Rhythm of the Land
Color, value and textural contrast are key considerations for Albert Handell as he presents his visions of an energetic landscape.
By Anne Hevener
A Human Touch
Tim Gaydos takes to dinersâ€"and the streetsâ€"to create portraits that represent a wide spectrum human experiences.
By Michael Chesley Johnson
Marcia Holmes keeps herself open to surprises, but also depends on an underpainting and strong shapes to bring life to her near-abstract florals.
By Robert K. Carsten
Lighting Up the Sky
Liz Haywood-Sullivan directs her interest in light and skiesâ€"and her fascination with the unlimited possibilities for colorâ€"into landscapes that soar.
By Loraine DeBonis
Up Close & Botanical
Creative composition and an attraction to light and texture lend distinction to Sheila M. Evans' paintings of flora.
By Christine Proskow
A pastel party in Albuquerque, remembering Richard Cletus Pionk, and more.
Edited by Jessica Canterbury
Before you put pastel to paper, put some thought into a painting's concept; it's the DNA that will shape the end result.
By Margot Schulzke
Working in a series is a perfect tactic for artists who seek a bigger goalâ€"and lasting inspirationâ€"for their art.
By Elsie Di Nardo Dresch
A trek into Canyon de Chelley provides not only a unique view into an ancient civilization, but plenty of material for a plein air painter.
By Reif Erickson