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Scott Burdick: The Great Debate

It?s been said that politics and religion are subjects best avoided at social functions. But in a gathering of artists, passions flare brightest at the mention of working from life vs. photographs. Such is the stigma in some minds that I?ve even known artists who publicly decry the use of cameras, yet secretly paint a large number of their works with the aid of this so-called ?
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Artist Profiles

Mark Haworth Gallery

In the March 2009 issue of American Artist, we featured work from Texas artist Mark Haworth that illustrated how he plans his paintings so they express he character, story and language of the landscape. Here, we offer additional artwork from the artist.Canyon Harmonyby Mark Haworth, 2008, oil, 16 x 24.
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Splash 18 Winners Announced

Congratulations to the 132 artists selected for North Light Books’ latest watercolor competition Splash 18: Value | Light + Dark! If you see your name below, please check your email accounts (and junk boxes) for instructions on next steps. You will receive an email from us with the subject line “Splash 18 Winner Notification” on Friday, April 15th, 2016.
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Techniques and Tips

Art Tip File: Dont Be Afraid of Titanium White

An art tip from Jeannie McGuire.“While many watercolorists avoid the use of white pigment, I embrace titanium white, which has the opacity to cover or obscure other pigments. I use titanium white to help unify the background and subject as well as different parts of the subject. Also, I brush on this white to obscure details or draw attention to a particular area—sometimes accomplishing both purposes at once.
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