Adrienne Stein on Painting Composition

How do you create a complex painting composition? Stein explains in this article: “It takes risk to turn a good painting into a great painting.”

Realism Ambassador of the Week: Emilie Fantuz

Emilie Fantuz is an American-Canadian artist known for her large-scale paintings depicting reflections and nocturnal urban landscapes. Her palette knife paintings combine technical elements of hyperrealism with an abstracted stylization that is distinctly her own.

The Emotional Painter in Me

The more I’m burdened with the technical aspects of painting, the less I see. So before I lay my first brushstroke, I have to ...

On Painting Nocturnes Everyone Will Appreciate

Why one artist has committed to painting nocturnes - at least one - at each plein air event he attends.

Making an Impression with Commissioned Portraits

Insights on painting portrait commissions, including what makes the difference between a good portrait and a great portrait.

A Watercolor Tour Through the Meanderings of the Human Soul

Artist Patricia Guzmán's intimate watercolor portraits place the viewer at the center of an intense dialogue in which the artist gives voice to the human condition.

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