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Southwest Art Magazine - October 2012

Spotlight on Doug Swinton

Southwest Art Magazine - October 2012

"The thing that attracted me to draw Brandi was the simplicity of her image. When I saw her I thought she would make an awesome drawing. There wasn't a lot of shading involved. It was about her eyes, nose and mouth, silhouetted by her shock of blond hair. Her mysterious allure - nothing else. It sounds cliché but the truth of the matter is that simplicity wins out every time. Though I like to challenge myself continually, there comes a time when I just know I can draw something end and enjoy it. BRANDI embodied this."

Pastel Demo using Canson's Touch Sanded Texture Board

New product at Swinon's

Pastel Demo using Canson's Touch Sanded Texture Board

For this article we went to the Swinton's Research & Development Team. Deep in our secret underground facility we gave the white lab coat and goggles to Duane Hendricks. His mission: to test the new Canson Touch Sanded Pastel Paper with the Unison Pastels.

All kidding aside. Along with the likes of Horace Champagne and Susan Woolgar (demo), Duane is one of Canada's most accomplished pastelists and he has offered his skill to give us a review of Canson's new addition to the paper world, Mi-Teintes Touch Sanded Texture Board.

Duane Hendricks demonstrates...

Spring Framework

What immortal hand or eye could frame thy fearful symmetry?

Spring Framework

Christmas Wish List for Artists

Naughty & Nice!

Christmas Wish List for Artists

We created this list because sometimes artists speak gibberish but that doesn't mean they don't deserve what they wish for! This Christmas give them exactly what they want.

Just have your special artist fill out this Wish List and bring it to us. We will do the rest.

Need more ideas? Here is our Gift Ideas page. Happy Holidays!

Swinton's Art Show & Gala 2014

4th Annual Student and Instructor Art Show & Sale, Gala and Cookout

Swinton's Student Art Show & Gala Invitation

Gala Sold-Out

Join us on Saturday for the Free Family BBQ Cookout and Art Show

Dates: May 30-31, 2014

First class evening with art, food and wine.

For two days, the Swinton’s studios will be transformed into a salon style gallery full of paintings and drawings by our students and instructors. This creative feast for the eyes is a public function for celebrating artistic achievements.

On the menu: Art by some of the finest artists, students and upcoming superstars • Wine • Music • Fine Catering • People's Choice - Vote for your favorite artwork!

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