CRITIQUE: "Along the Colorado"

0710colorado_300x236Pay careful attention to varying shapes in landscape compositions.

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CRITIQUE: "My Sister"

0710mysister_539x600Pay careful attention to edges when drawing portraits.

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CRITIQUE: "Yesterday"

0710yesterday_600x450_3To create an effective still life composition, place objects so they overlap or create negative space.

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CRITIQUE: "Maddy No. 1"

0710maddy_447x600_2Pay careful attention to color temperature.

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CRITIQUE: Texture and Light

0709clouds_600x449_2Soft texture and the effective use of light and dark bring interest to paintings.

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CRITIQUE: "Days Gone By"

0709daysgoneby_600x477_2Take care to paint facial features with nuanced levels of contrast.

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0709tara_600x450Be sure to balance lights and darks to strengthen your compositions.

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CRITIQUE: "Chien Noir No. 2"

0708chien1_600x450_2Careful use of darks and lights carefully draws focus to the main action of a painting.

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Janice Yow Hindes: More Workshop Student Critiques

0708hindoe3_600x443_2View more student critiques by fall 2007 Workshop feature article Janice Yow Hindes.

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In Focus

John P. Smolko: 70th Anniversary Competition Grand Prize Winner

0712smol70oe1_600x598_20712logo70_525x515 John P. Smolko won the Grand Prize—a new MetroShed, furnished by Blick Art Materials, for use as a stand-alone studio—for his imaginative colored pencil piece, Homage to Klimt (The Virgin). Read more about the artist, and view five online exclusive drawings.

Read about the semifinalists in each category, and vote, by October 30, for the Readers' Choice competition winner on our message board, Artists' Forum.

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Colored Pencil
Mixed Media

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