Get ready for something new as we explore abstract art this month. Art isn’t just about visuals but evoking and expressing emotion in imagery. I have been fascinated by the art of Richard Klekociuk since I can remember and am so happy to feature him this month. Learn more about Richard as you visit Tasmania through his work.

We invited Patricia Paludanus to help you better understand abstract art and how to enjoy it without intimidation. Check out the fantasy world of Marek Jasinski and how with a simple pencil, you can escape the complexities of technology.

In our Q&A, Mandy Peltier gives you answers to how you can incorporate colored pencils with other mediums that will get you exploring different combinations. Follow along with our workshop with Phil Schorn, creating a fall leaf that you will proudly display in any room.

Next, our Book of the Month, Drawing on Grief: Exploring Loss Through Creativity, deals with a difficult subject that eventually we all face. Author Kate Sutton helps you use art and journaling prompts to heal as you work through your feelings. This book would make a beautiful gift for any grieving friend.

In our Show and Tell this month, we highlight some of our readers who shared personal stories of stepping out of their artistic comfort zone and what it meant to them. Then, we give you seven ways to reignite your passion for art to get your creative juices flowing!

Thank you all for your ongoing support. We are also thankful for our sponsors like Caran d’Ache, who provided a free sample of their amazing Supracolor Soft Aquarelle colored pencil inside each print issue. Just add a little water to see how smooth these pencils dissolve and how bright the colors are! Get all the details In The Spotlight.

Don’t miss our fall issues sale. Get the next three months for just $24.99 to include both print and digital copies with free shipping and all the perks of being a member – like a free entry into our 2022 Annual Art Competition, a $10 savings right there!

Finish your summer with something you’ve never tried before, then tell us about at Enjoy!

Sally Robertson

August 2022
August Issue

Thank you to this month’s sponsors:

 Blick Art Materials  | Caran d’AcheDerwent Art 
Jerry’s Artarama  |  Legion Paper | Quarto Publishing