CP Magic June 2024

CP Magic June 2024

CP Magic June 2024 is a special issue focusing on the landscape in art. Namely, colored pencil art!

What’s in CP Magic June 2024

CP Magic June 2024

Featured Artist: Susan Wattles

Why Landscapes?

All About that Landscape

Follow that Photograph

Look Beyond the Obvious

Featured Artist: Susan Wattles

Interview

Susan Wattles wanted to be an artist from her earliest memories, like many of us. She began her art journey as a child with crayons, but has since painted with every kind of paint imaginable and on all kinds of surfaces. What led her to colored pencils and to drawing the landscape? She talks about those decisions, and many other aspects of her life as an artist.

Tutorial

Susan’s tutorial is a stunning advanced-level tutorial that makes use of a reptile heating pad, a granite tile, and other special tools to create painterly colored pencil pieces.

Also in CP Magic June 2024

All About that Landscape

Kathy Curtin

Who doesn’t love a landscape? Panoramic views of nature touch our very souls, whether it is dramatic Western canyons and mountains, seascapes, or open hay fields. Landscape art speak to viewers in special ways. It also speaks to artists. Kathy interviews seven artists for their insights on creating landscape art.

Follow that Photograph

Gail Jones

It’s intriguing to find out that many times craftsy/artsy people discover that one type of art can lead to another. For instance, someone who sews may decide to draw their own designs. Gail follows her love of photography to capturing scenes for potential landscapes…and she shows you how to do it, too.

Start Small

Carrie L. Lewis

Are you thinking about drawing a landscape, but you’re not sure where or how to begin? I know all about that. It took me years to take the plunge and draw my first landscape because the subject just looked so intimidating. You know what? It doesn’t have to be. Let me share my best idea for making your first landscape not only do-able, but enjoyable.

Also in this issue: The Reader’s Gallery and the monthly tip for artists at all levels.

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