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Beginners: Back to Watercolor Basics

Connecticut artist John Falato primarily paints in oil, but he also enjoys introducing students to the nuts and bolts of watercolor in his exciting, fast-paced beginner classes.August Road1983, watercolor, 21 1⁄8 x16. All artwork this articleprivate collection unlessotherwise indicated.by John A. ParksJohn Falato is a painter of breathtaking range and control.
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Drawing Basics: Classical Art in the Modern World

Chicago’s School of Representational Art offers a classical art education in a modern world.by Mark G. MitchellTartanby Steve Ohlrich, 1999, charcoaland pastel on white paper, 25 x 19.On the top floor of an old factory warehouse in the arts district that lies just north of the Chicago River, art students work on charcoal renderings of plaster casts.
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Books for the Plein Air Artist

Successful plein air painting involves everything from knowing what equipment to bring to understanding your medium. Award-winning landscape painter Michael Chesley Johnson helped the editors of Magazine create this list of too-good-to-miss resources:Backpacker Painting: Outdoors with Oil Pastel by Michael Chesley Johnson (Friar’s Bay Studio Gallery, 2008): Advice on equipment and techniques plus 12 demos in pastel and oil make this book an thorough resource.
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Its Here—Tips from the Pros to Paint Better Landscapes

It’s here! The Winter 2016 issue of Acrylic Artist is available now, and it features Brian LaSaga. Plus,16 more of today’s best working acrylic artists round out the issue. Tips including how to paint better landscapes, capture more realistic details of nature, create powerful abstracts, and more. You can apply the ideas to your own work for great results.
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How to Select Neutral Colors AND Win a Porcelain Palette

We have lots of exciting news today, so I’ll get right to the point. First, it’s time to clear your calendar because you can view any and all of the 500+ workshops at ArtistsNetworkTV, for free! Use the code ATV4FREE and you’ll receive a one-month free trial (you’ll need to enter your credit card info, but you won’t be charged if you cancel just before the free trial ends on April 30).
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Drawing Basics: Modeling a Face With Light

In the fall 2006 issue of Drawing, we explored the art of drawing realistic heads. Here, we present an excerpt from the article about drawing with light and shadows.by Dan GhenoStudy of a Boy With His Hand to His Mouthby Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, pen and brown ink over black chalk,9 5/8 x 7¾.Squint your eyes when you look at the model, and assess the big value masses as Tiepolo did in this strongly graphic drawing.
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