Aaron Westerberg on Visual Recognition

Being able to impart your emotions into a painting is important in your work. Here's why, and how to pull it off.

Step by Step Portrait Painting Tutorial: Selfhood

Realism Today Ambassador Jessica Oliveras takes us through the steps of her portrait painting, "Selfhood."

How to Paint on Copper: Materials and Methods for Artists

Working on copper can provide a rewarding new experience, add a distinctive look to a painting, and expand your repertoire. Here's how to do it.

Watercolor Artist of the Week: Be Inspired by Shelley Prior

Like marriage, Shelley says, watercolor isn't without its challenges, including that of control.

Pastel Still Lifes: Little Moments, Big Memories

I decided to paint a series of pastel still lifes showcasing some carefully chosen items from my late mum's old wooden sewing box as a way of ...

Dina Brodsky: Finding Your Way

It was a terrifying thing, this freedom to paint anything, and my first reaction to this freedom was to ...

The Black, the White, and the Indelible Gray

"When we fail to seek new perspectives, stagnation creeps in." Through realistic graphite and charcoal drawings, Neville Barbour honors people such as the Fon amazons, the Tchamba veneration, and contempories alike.

Graphite Drawing as a Necessity

“I was completely broke when I got out of school. Then I had a baby and I couldn’t afford ..."

New Portrait Painting Unveiled at U.S. Capitol

Discover which contemporary realism artist was selected to paint a portrait of Representative Patsy Mink. "To create her portrait, I first ... "

On Realist Painting: Beyond Observation

"A complicating aspect of realist painting is that there is much that one does not or cannot know or see, yet which is immensely, obsessively interesting—and which is ultimately the whole point of painting."
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