Famous painting magazines include International Artist, PleinAir, Artists & Illustrators, The Artist's Magazine and The Pastel Journal. Other informative magazines for artists are Leisure Painter, The Art of Watercolour and The Artist. These painting magazines focus on artwork and aim to inspire as well as inform beginner and professional artists alike. Some magazines may thoroughly discuss a particular painting style or renowned artist, while others provide comprehensive instructions on how to draw or paint certain subjects using a specific technique.
Majority of painting magazines are published in the USA and U.K. For instance, PleinAir, The Artist's Magazine and The Pastel Journal are printed in the USA, whereas Artists & Illustrators and The Artist are among U.K.'s best-selling magazines for artists and art lovers. Interested readers can easily purchase or subscribe to their painting magazine of choice either through the magazine's official website or online sellers.
Painting magazines are a great source of practical drawing advice, painting tips, artistic inspiration and information on art-related topics and events. A number of magazines even have demos, product reviews, artist profiles and exhibition listings. Note that magazines differ in their publication schedule. For example, The Artist and Leisure Painter release 13 issues per year while PleinAir and International Artist are bi-monthly magazines, coming out only six times a year. Magazine prices vary but are generally sold between $6 - $14, as of 2015.