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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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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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Oil 70th Anniversary Competition Winners

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0712oil70oe1_600x442_2We present the semifinalists in the oil category.

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Artist of the Month: Christopher Copeland

0710cope4_600x534 Midwestern artist Christopher Copeland paints the landscape that surrounds him, imbuing it with emotion and recording the transient moments that are often difficult to capture.

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

0709lilidemo3_600x455 Fall 2007 Workshop feature artist Johnnie Liliedahl adds large masses of color to the portrait in the third installment of her video demonstration "Painting Portraits in Oils From Photographs: Victoria" (23:56).

Visit the video area of our site to watch previous installments, and check back weekly to view the next part of the demonstration.

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Mark Karnes: Intimate Paintings and Drawings

Maryland artist Mark Karnes paints everyday scenes by sketching value studies in ink or watercolor then slowly painting in oil or acrylic without a detailed preparatory drawing.

Discuss Karnes' work on our message board, Artists' Forum.

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

0708lili9_535x600Fall 2007 Workshop feature artist Johnnie Liliedahl discusses her materials and establishes reference values in the first installment of her video demonstration "Painting Portraits in Oils From Photographs: Victoria" (12:08).

Be sure to check back weekly for future installments of the demonstration.


Read the feature article on Liliedahl.

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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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Acrylic
Colored Pencil
Drawing
Mixed Media
Oil
Pastel
Printmaking
Watercolor

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