Highlights in the October 2014 issue of The Artist’s Magazine include:
All About Varnishes
Sherrie McGraw on Darkness
The 30th Anniversary
Painting en plein air in China
Working with colors that repeat and patterns that break apart, Chris Krupinski creates artful arrangements in watercolor.
By John A. Parks
Nine Days in Guangxi Province
Artists from Italy, Australia, Singapore, China and the United States celebrate the ancient art of watercolor.
By Kathleen Salminen
The Varnished Truth
Make sure your oil paintings withstand the ravages of time; consult this complete guide to varnishes.
By Michael Chesley Johnson
Seeing into Shadows
Sherrie McGraw extols the principle of darkness as she carves glimmering forms of light.
Interview by Maureen Bloomfield
Columns and Departments
The Artist's Life
Newly discovered digital works by Andy Warhol; art honoring the spirit in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing; and more.
By McKenzie Graham and Michael Woodson
Ask the Experts
What are the perils of posting your art on Facebook and other social media sites?
By Leonard D. Duboff
Scribbling is a novel way of working with colored pencils.
By John Smolko
Become your own best critic with these seven cues.
By Robert Moore
Rediscover the spirit of play with Liquitex Professional acrylic in spray paint and markers.
By Jean Pederson
Eugene Speicher was a star that fell, testifying to the fickle nature of fame.
By Jerry N. Weiss
A methodical process yields a cunning still life in colored pencil.
By Jean A. Thurow