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Choosing a Model: One Portrait Artists Opinion

I recently shared with you the work of Edgar Jerin, which I discovered in Art Journey Portraits and Figures: The Best of Contemporary Drawing in Graphite, Pastel and Colored Pencil. Because it was so hard to narrow down my coverage to only one portrait artist, we’re sharing the work of another today.
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Watercolor Paintings From Around the World

Joining many other countries in honoring watercolor painting, Thailand has placed watermedia center stage in museums and organized important watercolor events, including The World Watermedia Exposition (WWET). Here’s sampling of the watercolors that were on view. For the full story of the event, and tips for painting en plein air around the world, check out the February 2016 issue of Watercolor Artist.
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Drawing Basics: Learning the Lesson of Line Drawing

Leonardo Da Vincis drawing,Head of an Angel, 1483.In a previous post, I was telling you about how I decided to take Leonardo Da Vinci for my master when I was first studying art seriously. When I began earnestly studying Da Vinci, what I was ready to see in his work was line; that was the lesson I was ready to learn.
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Watercolor Art Lessons: How to Paint Flowers

My mother loves to give people flowers. We have dinner together often, and it’s all very spur of the moment, but every once in a while, she likes to observe a little formality of bringing a hostess gift in the form of flowers, even if it’s a simple bouquet from the grocery store.My mom knows my favorite flowers (lilies), but she also brings me what happens to catch her eye; a bouquet of daisies or sunflowers; sometimes gladioli or yellow roses.
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Oil Painting: GALLERY: Pauline Roches Figure Paintings

We present more of Pauline Roches figure paintings that capture contemporary viewers mesmerized by the genius of Old Master work in the May 2007 issue of American Artist. View an audio slideshow demonstration of Roches still-life work Spring Flowers.Little Dancer at the Met1999, oil, 30 x 30.
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May I Introduce Stephen Scott Young?

Handline Hook by Stephen Scott Young, watercolor painting, 2010,10 1/2 x 19 1/2.Stephen Scott Young: Weekend With the Masters InstructorStephen Scott Young grew up in St. He developed an interest in watercolor painting, and came to public attention when he won the first prize in watercolor in American Artists 1985 national art competition.
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