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The Beauty of Black: Charcoal, Ink, Scratchboard, Oil
How to Draw Hands
Portraits Today: Paint With Planes
Learn the Technique of Wax Resist
Pros & Cons of Copyright Registration
In the Bag
Jaye Schlesinger finds an evocative subject in packaging that reveals and conceals. By Lisa Wurster-Dolan
Blending Different Strokes
Influenced by the art schools of Boston and Cincinnati, Carl Samson wends his own way. By Holly Davis
Art Among the Ruins
Wax resist is a method for creating a range of expressive effects in the hands of Ephraim Rubenstein. By Judith Fairly
A fellow figurative artist examines the searingly corporeal works of Lucian Freud. By Jerry N. Weiss
*purchase the exhibition catalog for Lucian Freud Portraits as featured in this article.
On the Trail of a Master
An artist discovers a kindred spirit in Scotland: Arthur Melville, who inspired the Glasgow Boys. By Stephen Quiller
Scratching for Detail
Working with close values on scratchboard, John N. Agnew depicts exotic reptiles in their habitats. By Meredith E. Lewis
Dynamics of Design
The principle of juxtaposition underlies Crystal Michaelson’s acrylic and mixed media collages. By Ruth K.Meyer
Columns and Departments
The Artist's Life
An artist wakes from a dream and paints it, and more. Edited by Cherie Haas
Paint it black: the many beauties and uses of these rich pigments. By Koo Schadler
Observing and understanding their function is the key to drawing convincing hands. By Robert T. Barrett
The basics of e-mail marketing: how to compile a list and put together a newsletter that gets results. By Linda Fisler
Monitor the shifts in color and value from light to shadow when painting landscapes. By Ian Roberts
New products for your studio and backpack. Edited by Cherie Haas
Ask the Experts
Under what circumstances is it a good idea to register copyrights? By Leonard D. DuBoff
A tomato against a backdrop of patterns in the sun is the subject. By Joyce K. Jensen