Free Lesson: How to Paint Believable Birds

Shawn Dell Joyce shows us how to add realistic birds to landscape paintings in this episode of Art School Live with Eric Rhoads.

A Resonance of Truth in Pastel Portraits

"The character of my work has been forged painting from life. As a painter, I seek a simplification of ...

Deciphering Caravaggio: David with the Head of Goliath

I embarked on a four-year journey to paint a copy of “David with the Head of Goliath,” determined to make my copy as close as possible to the original, from technique to scale to materials.

An Atmosphere Charged with Reverie

This Chilean artist pursues allegory and symbolism in her multi-figure compositions, often communicating messages with psychological and philosophical overtones.

Technique Only as a Tool

"Being an artist is a true blessing. It’s a reason to get up in the morning," said pastel painter Judith Kazdym Leeds in this inspiring interview.

Painting of the Week: “USS Prime”

My work attempts to distill all I know of our formidable species and the natural systems that sustain us down to a sorrowful beauty ...

Motivation for Entering Art Competitions: Paint, Practice, Grow

Some of the characteristics that I’m looking for when judging an art competition or even curating paintings for the gallery have a lot to do with ...

Painting Animals: Step-by-Step Demo of a Herd of Cows

On Painting Animals > "I work in a realistic style but always aim to create a painting with more depth and vibrance than the photo reference," says Emma Colbert.

What To Do With the Contents of Your Art Studio Before You Kick the Bucket

"What should be done with my artwork before and after I kick the bucket?" Here are a few considerations.

For the Love of Flowers: 7 Pastel Paintings and the Inspiration Behind Them

Pamela Hamilton, who is on the faculty of the next Pastel Live online art conference, shares the "why" behind seven of her pastel paintings.

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