Welcome to the February issue! We have the wonderfully talented Julie Podstolski as our featured artist. You might remember her as our 1st place winner in the recent Art Competition. You will enjoy viewing just a portion of her work here, but be sure to visit her website to see even more!

Struggling to price your artwork is something that every working artist has in common. Sema Martin breaks it all down with various formulas to choose from to help you prepare your price list for 2021.

Also, we have Agnieszka Tomczak, who displays her series of charming cabins and the story behind this series. Then, Ruth Ballard shares with us a money-saving tip on masking with an alternative to expensive frisket.

Amarilys Henderson is not only a popular instructor on Skillshare, but is the author of the Book of the Month Drawing and Painting Little Faces. We have an excerpt that will help you pump up the personality of your characters.

Our Workshop Series has one of my favorite artists, Veronica Winters, who walks you through 6 steps to create a lovely glass bunny – just in time for Easter. After you complete the workshop, follow her online, take one of her Craftsy classes, or get one of her books to get even more instruction.

Join us in our new Selfie Challenge! Just create a brand new self-portrait with colored pencils then post to our Flickr page. Learn more at www.coloredpencilmag.com/challenge. Once entered, don’t forget to post on social media and tag with #cpmchallenge + @jerrysartarama to be entered in our random drawing to win a 120 piece set of Cezanne Premium colored pencils. The deadline is April 1st.

We have upgraded our equipment to be able to offer you the new and larger “Tea Time” Grizaye Painting Kit. This 11×14” image makes it easier to get all the details, with each section offering something fun and exciting to explore. Learn as you draw, using the underpainting as a guide; you are sure to get amazing results! New to this kit is a Legion Stonehenge Warm White mini pad. Perfect for testing on – reducing mistakes. View all the kits, videos, and downloads at www.paintwithpencils.com. While you’re there, sign up for the newsletter to be entered to win a free kit.

If you have any tips, article ideas, or suggestions, we would love to hear from you. Learn more about payment for articles and details on how to submit at www.coloredpencilmag.com/submissions.

Have a Happy Valentine’s with those you love!

Sally Robertson


Thank you to this month’s sponsors:

 Blick Art Materials | Jerry’s Artarama  Quarto Publishing