Chicago’s School of Representational Art offers a classical art education in a modern world.by Mark G. MitchellTartanby Steve Ohlrich, 1999, charcoaland pastel on white paper, 25 x 19.On the top floor of an old factory warehouse in the arts district that lies just north of the Chicago River, art students work on charcoal renderings of plaster casts.
Just as digital cameras have become more powerful and more affordable, the capabilities of inkjet printers have soared while prices have plunged. Epson, Canon and HP now all offer pro-model inkjet printers priced from under $600 to $5,000, depending on whether you want to be able to make prints that are 13, 17, 24 or 44 inches wide.
Follow along with Marc Hanson as he shares his techniques for how to paint clouds with pastels, paying special attention to warm and cool color values and plays of light and shadow, as seen in the August 2008 issue of The Pastel Journal.This photo shows how I lay out and adhere the paper to a backing board.
The sketchbook is hidden source of incredible artwork. James Jean is an example of what lies beneath the published piece of art. With over 50 sketchbooks of my own, I decided to share my pages thorough a the site. It’s a perpetual means to sharing artwork generated in artist’s sketchbooks.
The next time you visit the nation’s capitol, add the art exhibition in the Cannon Tunnel to the list of things to see. Every year, members of the House of Representatives sponsor “An Artistic Discovery,” an art competition open to all high-school students in their respective legislative districts, and the winning entries are displayed in the Cannon Tunnel.
Congratulations to Tina Spratt, our January 2012 Artist of the Month. Her work, The Black Dress, was chosen from our list of finalists in the portrait/figure category of Magazine‘s 28th Annual Art Competition.Tina SprattBurnham-On-Sea, UK and when did you get started creating art?