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The entries are in alphabetical order by magazine name and then in chronological sequence.
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Five steps to drawing drapery (rendering the folds in cloth).
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jul 1989 (v.6#7) pg. 44

How to use design, composition and color to energize a painting of ordinary objects.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jan 1991 (v.8#1) pg. 44

Advice on rendering fabric so that it drapes and folds realistically.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jul 1991 (v.8#7) pg. 10

Tips from award-winning artists on making still-life masterpieces out of the mundane.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Dec 1991 (v.8#12) pg. 55

Shattering space. How to create Cubist-inspired still lifes that fracture form and fissure the picture plane.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jan 1995 (v.12#1) pg. 60

Bringing still life paintings alive. Six compositional and technical suggestions.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1995 (v.12#11) pg. 64

Create realism with bouncing light. How to simulate the effect of reflected light to soften shadows in portrait and still-life paintings.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jan 1996 (v.13#1) pg. 14

How to accurately recreate fabric in a drawing or painting.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Aug 1996 (v.13#8) pg. 12

Strengthen your still lifes. Learn to use grids to create deep, compelling backgrounds.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Mar 1997 (v.14#3) pg. 12

Setting a stage for dramatic interiors. How to use still-life setups to turn paintings of interior scenes into deep, compelling paintings.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Apr 1997 (v.14#4) pg. 52

Harmonizing an artwork's themes. Advice on arranging a still life setup.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Dec 1997 (v.14#12) pg. 30

Visit the sunny side of "plein air" still lifes. Techniques for using natural light. How to plan a composition, and block, model and detail the image.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1998 (v.15#2) pg. 34

Tap into the energy of reflections. How to give colored pencil still lifes an extra hint of realism with lifelike reflections on glass and metal.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Mar 1998 (v.15#3) pg. 66

Achieving a sense of spontaneity in a still life. Advice on particularization and composition that uses an unconventional viewpoint.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE May 1998 (v.15#5) pg. 32

Harmonizing the still life. How to use a limited-palette approach to still lifes produced with colored pencils.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE May 1998 (v.15#5) pg. 66

The fine art of exaggeration. How to accentuate reality in a still life by creating superrealistic reflections on silver.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Oct 1998 (v.15#10) pg. 24

Object lessons. Three simple techniques for making still lifes more dynamic.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1998 (v.15#11) pg. 48

Bringing credibility to realistic still-life. Advice on arranging elements to create a center of interest, on the use of values and on rendering to create realism.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jan 1999 (v.16#1) pg. 40

An approach for creating realistic still lifes with depth and dimension.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Apr 1999 (v.16#4) pg. 54

A point of light. How to balance all the elements in a still life painting to create a strong focal point.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Dec 1999 (v.16#12) pg. 60

How to paint a picture of a vase full of cattails, a professional looking oil specifically designed for the beginner.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #89 Oct 1982 (v.8#5) pg. 40

Still-life painting of a crock and granite pan of red apples. Full-sized pattern included. Featured as a panel in the door of a purchased wooden wall cabinet.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jan-Feb 1995 (v.22#1) pg. 60, 33

Still life start-up. Describes design principles and how to refine them.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Mar-Apr 1995 (v.22#2) pg. 60

Still-life with granite plate, salt shaker and tomato is painted on the face insert of a wooden cabinet. Full-sized pattern furnished.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Sep-Oct 1995 (v.22#5) pg. 56, 37

Winter still-life of a rusty milk can in a drift of snow is sketched in pen and ink or given a watercolor wash over a pencil sketch.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jan-Feb 1997 (v.24#1) pg. 80

Still-life with slices of watermelon, a country crock and bowl is painted on the door of a wooden paper towel cabinet.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jul-Aug 1997 (v.24#4) pg. 52, 37

Country Collectibles still-life features a painted tinware milk can, a plate and a cow pull toy.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Sep-Oct 1997 (v.24#5) pg. 56, 36

Shadow study. Eleven tips for painting realistic shadows in a still life.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Aug 1999 (v.26#4) pg. 8

Blue Ribbon Winners. A still-life of a blue ribbon, blueberry pie, jar of peaches, jar of strawberry jam and enamelware pitcher filled with a bouquet of daisies. Painting decorates the lid of a purchased wooden picnic basket.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Aug 1999 (v.26#4) pg. 28, Insert

Merry Christmas moose. A still life of a toy moose against a crock filled with candy canes. Design is painted on the wooden base of a purchased lamp.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Dec 1999 (v.26#6) pg. 32, Insert

Getting a start in line art. Working with a circle and the objects that can be developed from it. Describes drawing oranges, apples, strawberries and a bucket. How to put them together for a still life drawing.
TOLE WORLD #104 May-Jun 1990 (v.14#3) pg. 18

Tip on making still life shadows look natural.
TOLE WORLD #126 Jan-Feb 1994 (v.18#1) pg. 56