How My Oil Painting Provided Healthcare for 250 Children

Contemporary realist painter O’Neil Scott was born in Jamaica and currently works in Pennsylvania. He took the time to share with us his path to oil painting, his challenges and techniques, and how he uses art to “leave the world a little better place.”

Ambassador of the Week: Kristy Gordon

Meet this week’s top Realism Today Ambassador, narrative painter Kristy Gordon.

Contemporary Realism: A Moment with Tony Curanaj

The subject matter of his contemporary realism represents “the complexity of an individual’s observation as well as a love and respect for nature and life.”

How I Changed My Attitude and Found My Artistic Style

Be inspired when you read about David Shevlino’s evolution in painting the figure.

The Power of Painting Self-Portraits

From Sadie Valeri: “As an artist, and especially as a woman artist, creating a self-portrait is the most powerful thing you can do for your personal artistic development, your career, and your place in history.”

8 Figurative Artworks by Nikolai Blokhin

“If you paint a human figure in the right way, you can paint anything,” says Nikolai Blokhin.

The Artist’s Solution to Feeling Isolated

Sometimes, as artists, we feel all alone, stuck in our studios working on endless artworks and wondering if anyone cares. Can you relate?

Ambassador of the Week: Neil Miley

Meet this week’s top Realism Today Ambassador, portrait artist Neil Miley.

Painting Waves: How One Artist Puts the Pieces Together

Edward “Ted” Minoff explains how to paint waves by breaking the subject down into various components.

How I Found My Favorite Painting Varnish

“Varnish is the great barrier,” says Pamela Wilson, “protecting your painting from a lifetime of dust, grime, weather, heat, cold, age, sunlight, ex-boyfriends, and spilled milk. It brings to life every stroke, every glazed layer of subtle color and drama, deep in that shadow that you forgot about. We all bow to varnish.”
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