This month we have the winners of the Monochromatic Art Challenge. These pieces focused on a single-color theme and inspired this issue to look at artists who use color thoughtfully to portray mood and emotion. Our featured artist Kate Higgins is an award-winning portraitist with stunning images and a determination to push herself in her work. But first, an intriguing interview with Deniese Gebhardt, who captures memorable moments to live on forever. If you are interested in commission work, Mandy Peltier will highlight three pricing models so you can find the one that works best for you, as well as what to include in your contract to keep you protected.

Our book of the month is Art Studio: Faces & Features by the Walter Foster team. We share an excerpt on lighting and composition, and if you like this, get the book. You are automatically entered to win a copy if you are a subscriber.

Artist Chrilz is not only sharing their work but a new way of thinking about the creative process. Then, Philip Schorn gives a simple yet striking workshop of a glass on black paper using Prismacolor Premier.

If you enjoy subtle colors, you will want to know more about Derwent’s Graphitint that merge graphite and color into a watersoluble pencil. Enter to win one of the five sets they sent us to give away to some lucky winners! Visit for more.

Start thinking now about what you want to enter into the 2023 Annual Art Competition with great prizes from top art brands and a chance to be published. You still have plenty of time with a deadline of October 1st. Visit our site for more updates and information.

Enjoy your summer!

Sally Robertson

August 2022
August Issue

Thank you to this month’s sponsors:

 Blick Art Materials  | Grizaye Art | Jerry’s Artarama | Quarto Publishing