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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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CRITIQUE: "Along the Colorado"

0710colorado_300x236Pay careful attention to varying shapes in landscape compositions.

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SPONSORED VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Johnnie Liliedahl's "Victoria," Conclusion

0710lilidemo7_600x441_2In the conclusion of this demonstration, Fall 2007 Workshop feature artist Johnnie Liliedahl adds final light and dark touches to give the portrait a more 3-D quality in her video "Painting Portraits in Oils From Photographs: Victoria" (20:00).

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Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Part Five
Part Six

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SPONSORED VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Johnnie Liliedahl's "Victoria," Part Six

0710lilidemo6_474x485Now that the flesh tones in the portrait are more developed, Fall 2007 Workshop feature artist Johnnie Liliedahl adds another layer of transparent brown to the hair and paints the background in the sixth installment of her video demonstration "Painting Portraits in Oils From Photographs: Victoria" (19:27). Check back weekly for the next installment of the demonstration.

Watch the previous installments:

Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Part Five

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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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Doug Higgins: Attracting the Viewer's Eye

0712higg1_600x490_2Santa Fe artist Doug Higgins has many strategies for directing the viewer’s eye toward the center of interest and leading it around the painting.   

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SPONSORED VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Johnnie Liliedahl's "Victoria," Part Five

0710lilidemo5_600x445Fall 2007 Workshop feature artist Johnnie Liliedahl continues to add details to the facial features, focusing on highlights and shadows, in the fifth installment of her video demonstration "Painting Portraits in Oils From Photographs: Victoria" (13:53). Check back weekly for the next installment of the demonstration.

Watch the previous installments:

Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four

Read the feature article on Liliedahl.

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SPONSORED VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Johnnie Liliedahl's "Victoria," Part Four

0710lilidemo4_600x448 Fall 2007 Workshop feature artist Johnnie Liliedahl adds details to the facial features in the fourth installment of her video demonstration "Painting Portraits in Oils From Photographs: Victoria" (23:56). Check back weekly for the next installment of the demonstration.


Watch the previous installments:
Part One
Part Two
Part Three

Read the feature article on Liliedahl.

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Oil 70th Anniversary Competition Winners

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0712oil70oe1_600x442_2We present the semifinalists in the oil category.

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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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