This month we have a fun fruit theme! Dominique Cates kicks us off with her grape tutorial followed by talented featured artist Ekaterina Putyatina’s fabulous fruit centerfold, in addition to her other great pieces and engaging story. The gallery continues the theme with fruit-focused replies to our weekly Facebook “Latest & Greatest” post. Last, our August Art challenge photo shows off some local wild blackberries.

You, our readers, reveal your expertise once again in the “What You Said” segment, this time sharing your favorite places to find reference photos. Participate next time by following us at Also this month, Barb Sotiropoulos helps you make client presentations professional and memorable. Struggling with how to price your art? M. Sakran is here to help. Read what you should take into consideration before tagging that next piece.

We know many artists have been eagerly awaiting the new Derwent Procolour line. The Art Gear Guide introduces you to these new pencils. We also have some incredible Procolour giveaways so you can try them before you buy them. Visit us at for the chance to win a set!

As mentioned last month, we recently launched our new website featuring subscriber accounts. We emailed invitations for subscribers to access their new accounts to find their downloads, exclusive content, discounts, and more. I know many of you struggled to get connected, and I want to apologize for our clumsy transition. The website software is new to us too, and we are working hard to make important improvements as we keep growing at such a fast rate.

Thank you for your patience and for riding out the bumps with us. We so appreciate the sweet letters of support, enthusiasm, and kind words!

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Sally Robertson