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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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7 Up-and-Coming Artists You Have to Know | The New Class of Pastelists

Pastel Journal recently asked a few movers and shakers in the pastel universe to tell us about up-and-coming artists who’ve caught their attention this year. And the pastel artists they included in their must-watch lists so far certainly know how to turn heads.Have we peaked your interest? You can be ahead of the curve by getting to know these seven rising artists of 2017!
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Techniques and Tips

Plein Air Gear Suppliers

Michael Chesley Johnson’s article “Gear Up!” in the July/August 2010 issue of Magazine explains how to pack light and smart for plein air success in oil, pastel, watercolor and acrylic. The following is an excerpt—plus a complete list of suppliers of plein air gear (below).One morning while teaching a plein air workshop, I had a student cruise up in his Chevy van and drop anchor at our painting spot.
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Art History

Did He Have a Lust for Line?

Portrait Drawing Vincent van GoghThere are very few artists I wouldn’t like to watch working. It is always addictive to see someone drawing in a sketchbook or painting in the studio, no matter what they are depicting or their style of drawing. But after seeing what Vincent van Gogh can do with simple line to create portrait drawings, landscapes, and still lifes, I would definitely let him jump the line and get to the top of my list.
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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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Artist Profiles

Q+A with Lucy Willis: Watercolorist and World Traveler

Watercolor Artist magazine chatted recently with English artist Lucy Willis to learn what inspires her love of travel and amazing paintings. Find out the items in her travel toolkit and plein air setup she can’t live without, along with her best advice for creating art far from home.Watercolor Artist: What do you love about travel?
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