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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Frank Wright: Lessons in the National Gallery of Art

0706wrig1_400x600_2During his more than 41 years of teaching in Washington, DC, first at the Corcoran College of Art + Design and then at George Washington University, Frank Wright has used the masterpieces of the city’s great museums to help students become better artists. He reviewed those lessons during a recent stroll through the National Gallery of Art.

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GALLERY: Jacqueline Kamin's Still Lifes

0705kamioe1_355x263_2In the summer 2007 issue of of Workshop, Jacqueline Kamin described the process of painting a still life asGallerylogo one of assembling pieces of a puzzle that expressed a concept about the light, form, and intrigue inherent in beautiful objects. Here, we offer more of her artwork in this online exclusive gallery.

View an extended version of Kamin's still-life demonstration, featuring additional steps and images.

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Jeremy Lipking: Careful Observation, Conscientious Rendering

0708lipk1_600x400_2Artists from around the country flock to Jeremy Lipking’s workshops to learn the secret of the young painter’s success. As he proved in a recent figurative workshop in California, however, the only secret he’s harboring is a mastery of the fundamentals.

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Larry Moore: Developing a Critical Eye

0708moor13_480x600_2Once artists understand the basic technical issues related to painting, they need to ask themselves a series of questions about their intentions and progress. Florida artist Larry Moore recently conducted a workshop on how to develop the ability to identify and resolve problems.

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Johnnie Liliedahl: Using the Old Master Grisaille Method to Manage Values and Opacity

0708lili8_482x600_3Among the many techniques Johnnie Liliedahl teaches in workshops and on DVDs are several Old Master approaches that help students understand the basics of oil painting. Her class on the grisaille method is particularly helpful in understanding how to develop an effective composition of values and how to handle paint quality.

Be sure to visit the demonstrations section of the site to view Liliedahl’s video demonstration, “Painting Portraits in Oils From Photographs: Victoria".

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David C. Gallup: Making Color Sing

0706gall9_600x476This past October, California artist David C. Gallup taught nine Tennessee artists how to bring the colors of their region to life by relating color theory to musical composition.

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View a demonstration of Gallup's color-chord principle.


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GALLERY: Kim English's Oil Paintings

0705engloe2_399x600_2During a recent workshop in Arizona, Kim English wouldn't allow students to spend more thanGallerylogo_2 five minutes on their first oil sketches. In this online exclusive gallery, we highlight his oil paintings to exemplify this technique.

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Summer "Workshop" Sneak Preview: Justin Wiest: Alla Prima Figure Painting

0705wies1_400x600This young Connecticut artist developed an approach to oil painting by synthesizing what he learned from some of the most outstanding realist artists working today. He recently taught that approach at the Silvermine Guild Arts Center, in New Canaan, Connecticut.

Look for the summer 2007 issue of Workshop magazine on newsstands June 12.

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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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