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Guide to Acrylic Mediums
Make Your Colors Pop!
Copper as a Surface for Oil
Pick the Right Underlayer for Pastel
Drawing Lesson: Conifers and Hardwoods
Kent Lovelace evokes vanished landscapes by restricting his palette and painting not on canvas but on copper. By Meredith E. Lewis
From the Ground Up
It all starts with the surface. Five masters of the medium—Peter Seltzer, Sydney McGinley, Tim Tepe, Sam Goodsell and Paul Murray—describe the ways they prepare the surface for pastel. By Maureen Bloomfield
All Around the Town
With joyful exactitude New Yorker Max Ferguson documents moments in the lives of the people who inhabit the city he loves. By BJ Foreman
Mediums, Gels & Pastes, Oh My
An adventure starts when manufacturers send an already adventurous artist acrylic mediums to try. By Anne Bagby
The Height of Abstraction
From a skyscraper's vantage, Diana Horowitz sees the city as a series of shapes enveloped in atmosphere. By Judith Fairly
Columns and Departments
A gray ground allows an artist to play with contrast in pastel. By Paul Murray
The Artist's Life
A dazzling account of a celebration in San Antonio, a bevy of books, and a tribute to Patricia Tobacco Forrester. Edited by Cherie Haas
Shows worth taking a trip for. Edited by Cherie Haas
Make the most of intensity, an attribute of color that affects our perception of form, depth and mood. By Jane Jones
Enhance your reputation and advance your sales by building a network step by step. By Katharine T. Carter
Study the anatomy of conifers and hardwood trees; then draw them with this guide. By Claudia Nice
Albert Marquet conjoined fine draftsmanship with a penchant for making patterns. By Jerry N. Weiss
Ask the Experts
What's the best system for keeping studio air fresh; what are Maroger and megilp mediums. By Bradley Lance Moore
Try these new and improved products for your studio. Edited by Cherie Haas
An artist manipulates watercolor by applying wax paper and plastic wrap to wet paint. By Diane Schmidt