We are rushing towards the end of another year, and we love to celebrate with touting the winners of the 2022 Art Competition. We are always overwhelmed at the amount and quality of the entries and this year it was Julie Freeman who had to make the hard decisions. See who she selected and why as well as reading our artist’s fascinating statements. Also check out who I picked as the Editor’s choice then visit the online gallery to find your favorite! www.coloredpencilmag.com/competition

This year things may be a little tight so gifting your art might be the perfect solution, as well as a special option but before you tie that bow, read Mandy Peltier’s tips to make sure you are making the right choices. Looking for other ways to save? We put together our favorite finds under $25 found on Amazon, you might find something to put on your own list like I did!

If you are in the Christmas spirit, you will love Denise Howard’s workshop on how to create some lovely decorations. For more get the book of the month Pencil Art Workshop by Matt Rota with Quarto Publishing. We have a excerpt on Line Drawing so you can get a peek inside.

Our featured artist Wendy Blackwell creates simple art using heat and shares her art and story with us as well as Cristina Iotti whoes artwork graces the walls of many collectors and isn’t even framed!

Last, we want you to start the new year off right so we give you some solid advice to put you in the right mindset to tackle the coming year.

Merry Christmas to you all! 

Sally Robertson

August 2022
August Issue