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Fine Art Connoisseur

October 2017

The Emanuel Nine: Despair and the Power of the Sublime - Suzy Hart

A portrait project conceived and orchestrated by Lauren Tilden commemorates the nine individuals who were killed in the Emanuel AME church shooting in Charleston, SC, on June 17, 2015. Hosted by Principle Gallery in Charleston, artists include Stephanie Deshpande, Paul McCormack, Gregory Mortenson, Ricky Mujica, Catherine Prescott, Mario Andres Robinson, Terry Strickland, Judy Takacs, and Lauren Tilden.

Featuring Paul's portrait of Ethel Lee Lance.

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Inside The Art Studio: A Guided Tour of 37 Artists' Creative Spaces

Hardcover – December 17, 2014

Take a tour of artists' studios!

Whether you're looking to upgrade your own studio or just love peeking into the workplaces of successful artists, you'll find ideas and inspiration Inside the Art Studio. Culled from American Artist's popular Studios series, Inside the Art Studio takes you inside 37 private studios of fine artists around the country.

Featuring Paul's Studio at the Wappinger Falls location on pages 16 - 18.

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Splash Retrospective: 20 Years of Contemporary Watercolor Excellence

Hardcover – October 23, 2013

Over the past 20+ years, Splash has built a reputation as the premier showcase of contemporary watercolor...a gathering place for the best work and freshest ideas from today's top artists. Page by page, the series' 14 editions have painted a masterful portrait of the current state of the medium. Now, Splash Retrospective celebrates the best of the best in one big, breathtaking compilation!

Featuring Paul's painting of "Hope".

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PoetsArtists Issue 59

December 2014

The Power of Drawing - Curated by Steven DaLuz

Literary and Art Journal featuring today's contemporary poets and artists. Many of the artists published have had work acquired by private and public collectors including The Tullman Collection in Chicago. A publication of GOSS 183 Publishing Group, Bloomington, Illinois. Publisher, Didi Menendez.

Features Paul's drawings of "Karen" and "Star" on pages 88 & 89.

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American Art Collector #94

August 2013

Romantic Figures - 2 page spread awarded in 2012 - 21st Annual Oil Painters of America Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, “Silver Medal Award”

Featuring Paul's painting of "Karen in White" and "Mr. Jan VerHagen.

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International Artist Magazine

Issue 82 - December/January 2012

People & Figures - Prize Winners Challenge No.66

Featuring Paul's painting of "Karen in White" as one of the top finalists on page 11.

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Lessons in Classical Drawing: Essential Techniques from Inside the Atelier

Hardcover - November 15, 2011

The practice of drawing…distilled to its essential elements.
In this elegant and inspiring primer, master contemporary artist and author Juliette Aristides breaks down the drawing process into small, manageable lessons; introduces time-tested principles and techniques that are easily accessible; and shares the language and context necessary to understand the artistic process and create superior, well-crafted drawings.

Featuring Paul's drawing of "Abigail Rose" on page 82 and the back cover.

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American Artist Magazine - Studios


Discover a behind-the-scenes look at well-designed art studios, photo essays, and smart design tips, perfect whether you're building your first-time studio or making your current space even more efficient.

Featuring Paul's Studio at the Wappinger Falls location on pages 36 & 37.

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Watercolor Artist Magazine

April 2010

Watercolor Essentials
By Paul McCormack
A career portrait artist demonstrates his process for completing a head study from life, including painting an eye in six simple steps.

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Watercolor Secrets: An inside look at the techniques of award-winning Splash artists

August 6, 2009

Dive deeper into the creative waters that have made North Light Books' Splash: The Best of Watercolor series today's most celebrated showcase of contemporary watercolor paintings. Watercolor Secrets invites you into the studios of 15 Splash artists as they reveal the creative processes behind their stunning work.

Featuring 12 pages of Paul's watercolors, studio image, and 2 step-by-step demonstrations on pages 118 through 129.

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Strokes of Genius 2: Light and Shadow

Hardcover – October 8, 2009

Celebrate the beauty, diversity and expression of drawing with this second collection in the Strokes of Genius series - 140 examples of the finest drawing being done today. Fresh from the studios and sketchpads of 100 artists, these striking creations run the gamut from highly detailed, remarkably realistic images that were months in the making, to contour drawings, journal sketches and gestures captured in mere minutes. Selections feature original approaches to landscapes, portraits and other classic subjects, along with offbeat inspirations like vintage photos and washed-off watercolor paintings.

Featuring Paul's drawing of "Julianna & Charlotte".

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Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawingatchy title...

Hardcover – July 1, 2007

The premiere book to a popular series showcasing the best contemporary artists, Stokes of Genius uncovers awe-inspiring artworks and the secrets behind the creations. Artists and art lovers will enjoy this celebration of the art of drawing and the artists’ self-expression that fills the pages. Find artwork done in nearly every medium including charcoal, ink, pastel, and markers. A source of inspiration and delight, Strokes of Genius combines years of expertise, artist breakthroughs and, above all, remarkable drawings that leave a lasting impression.

Includes Paul's drawing "Passion" on page 62.

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The Artist's Magazine

January 2004

On the Rise

The future looks bright. Here are 20 contemporary artists who are fast getting into the spotlight, and whose work you're sure to see more of in the future. Let them inspire you to better painting and to feel pride in the accomplishments and ambition of your fellow artists.

Featuring Paul's painting "Humility" on page 56.

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The Artist's Magazine

August 2002

Bonus Section: Oil Painting Handbook

Featuring Paul's painting "Rabbi Elliot T. Spar" and his 2 page article on "Mixing Color"

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The Artist's Magazine

April 2000

Sheer Realism

Whether you work in watercolor or oil, here's how to give your portraits rich, lifelike fleshtones.

By Paul W. McCormack

Featuring Paul's painting's "Silent Pattern", "Becky", "Karen" and a step-by-step demonstration of "Expectations".

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The Artist's Magazine

December 1998

Special Issue

The Year's Best Art - 1998 Competition Winners

Featuring Paul's painting "Hope", when he won First Place in the Portrait Category.

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