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The Zen of Traveling with Art Supplies

FOR THOMAS SCHALLER LESS IS MORE WHEN IT COMES TO PACKING FOR TRAVEL and PLEIN AIR PAINTINGLike most people traveling for work, I sometimes feel as if I live on airplanes, so packing for trips has taken on added significance. I confess to being slightly obsessed with advancements in luggage or the latest space-saving trick, as I never want to be “that guy” who comes home after a month of teaching on the road only to discover an unworn sweater, a forgotten book or a lost pair of sneakers hiding at the bottom of the suitcase.
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Artist Profiles

The Stories Behind John Salminen’s Travel Paintings

Esteemed watercolorist John Salminen, author of the newly released John Salminen—Master of the Urban Landscape: From Realism to Abstractions in Watercolor, shares the stories behind the travel paintings from a few of his most recent adventures in the December 2016 issue of Watercolor Artist. Below are some additional breathtaking pieces of his that didn’t make it into the printed edition.
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Creativity Inspiration

Culture + Creativity Fix | Art Online Inspiration

Check out these online destinations to keep creativity flowing from your couch while also supporting artists worldwide.For all of us struggling with cabin fever right now there is more than enough to do online to stay entertained. But if you are also looking for virtual ways to add to your art knowledge, connect with other creatives, and support artists who have been impacted by arts venue closures due to COVID-19, this guide is for you!
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The Artist Life

Police Art: Its Not For Everyone

“How do I become a police artist?” I’m asked this repeatedly. Being a forensic artist is indeed a curious career, with a lot of mystique attached to it when you’re looking at it from the outside. Some equate this job with being a psychic, which couldn’t be further from the truth. A television reporter declared that I was pulling on supernatural powers to aid me since my drawing looked so close to one suspect.
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Drawing

Memoirs of a Draftsman

An abridged version of this article appears in the summer 2016 issue of Drawing magazine, which is devoted to artists’ sketchbooks and includes sketching lessons, advice on sketching materials, and accomplished sketchbook drawings by a variety of artists. Click here to purchase the issue, or click here to subscribe to Drawing.
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Your Art Career

Judging Magazine’s Annual Competition

Check out all the current art competitions you can enter right now and learn how to submit your work for a chance for cash prizes, publicity, and more!Here, our distinguished judges explain their judgments for our 2014 Annual Competition. Buy a copy of the December issue to see each of the winners in our five categories, and an article about each.
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