Demonstration

Step by Step: Joseph Gyurcsak's "Subtle Grays"

0710gyudemo8_600x596In the December 2007 issue of American Artist, Joseph Gyurcsak used the work of Giorgio Morandi and Paul Cézanne to help illustrate lessons on developing paintings. Here, we present a step by step demonstration of his painting Subtle Grays.

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To read the feature article by Gyurcsak, check out the December 2007 issue of American Artist.

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Step by Step: Johnnie Liliedahl's "Lady in White"

0708liliedemo4_476x600 In the fall 2007 issue of Watercolor, Johnnie Liliedahl discussed Old Master approaches that help her students understand the basics of oil painting. Here, we present a demonstration for her painting Lady in White.

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Step by Step: "Reflections in Gold"

0709leveedemo6_800x585In the fall 2007 issue of Workshop, Gayle Levée discussed how the underlying structure of a painting gives the finished work its strength. Here we present a demonstration for her painting Reflections in Gold.

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To read the feature article on Levée, check out the fall 2007 issue of Workshop magazine today!

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Step by Step: Wet-in-Wet Watercolor Pencil Technique

0705kutcdemocomp_405x324_2View a demonstration of Kristy Ann Kutch's Farmers’ Market Peonies to take a closer look at her watercolor pencil technique.

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Step by Step: Caran d'Ache's Pencil-Making Process

0707caranoe14_239x186_2The pencil manufacturer Caran d’Ache agreed to share their pencil-making process with Drawing readers through the following photographs. Learn more about Caran d’Ache at www.carandache.ch.

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Step by Step: David C. Powers' Surface Preparation

0704powedemo3_450x600_3In the June 2007 issue of American Artist, we discussed how the large charcoal drawings that Montana artist David C. Powers creates on toned paper are inspired by the feelings of danger, freedom, solitude, and the connection he associates with nude figures in the landscape. Here, we examine how he prepares his drawing surface.

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Step by Step: Robert Hoffman's "Autumn Sunlight"

0703hoffdemo5_600x511_2In the spring 2007 issue of Workshop magazine, we discussed how Robert Hoffman encouraged students to relax, explore, and experiment—always with the understanding that they could change what didn't work. Here, we present one of the demonstrations he conducted during his five-day introduction to plein air painting.

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Step by Step: Brenda Turner's "Street Scene in Buena Vista, Colorado"

0702turndemo3_518x379_1In our Techniques to Try section, we examine how Brenda Turner's passion for painting gouache on Arches black cover stock opens up a wide array of creative possibilities. Here, we show a step-by-step demonstration of her technique.

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Step by Step: Drawing With A Powdered Pastel 'Wash'

0611barr8_600x440_1A noted artist and instructor demonstrates how he lays down a wash, then adds darks and lifts out lights to reveal an expressive drawing.

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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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