What Inspires Master Artist Daniel Graves

From doorways found in distant travels to classic myths, discover what inspires the contemporary realism of Daniel Graves, and be moved.

Do Your Paintings Look Stiff?

If your paintings look stiff, if your figures don’t turn, and objects appear flat and look like paper cut-outs, then perhaps you need to do this...

Make Better Paintings: A Must-Read Letter From Eric Rhoads

After months of Covid Quarantine, I discovered something and decided to do it to give you a massive improvement in your painting skills and a deeper connection to the artist community.

Juliette Aristides: Seeing Beauty in Everyday Life

The idea of seeing — truly seeing — is where Aristides wants her students to start, eventually finding their way to the creation of beauty, which she considers a “portal to meaning.”

Preserving Fire, Voice Lessons

On being an artist: "I studied, worked hard, and often failed again and again to get at what I was looking for," says Nancy Depew. "But mistakes are invaluable teachers..."

Painting of the Week: Tomorrow’s Approach

Congratulations to Riley Doyle, whose contemporary realism work has been recognized in the PleinAir Salon.

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