Ambassador of the Week: Francien Krieg

Meet this week’s top Realism Today Ambassador, figurative painter Francien Krieg, whose works honor new life and the unpredictable, continuous life that is subject to change thereafter.

Pro Advice on How to Get Into an Art Gallery

There are many ways to sell your art; see why (and how) you should look into getting represented by a gallery.

How Drawing Influences My Sculptures

Sculptor John Fisher shares an essay on the importance of interdisciplinary study in figurative art.

A Brush with HerStory

View portrait and figurative paintings by Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso, who pays homage to historic women artists in her new exhibition.

Reian Williams: On Art as an Emotion

“Art is an emotion,” says Reian Williams. “Whether it is from the artist or the viewer, it is meant to give a message.”

By the Numbers: Working Artists Today

“Artists are a potential economic powerhouse that can fuel an uncertain economy, predicated on the right training and tools,” says Daniel DiGriz, Programming and Education Director for the Clark Hulings Fund. “Where artists thrive, the economy thrives.”

Drawing the Figure: Heads, Hands, and Feet

Drawing heads, hands, and feet often intimidates new artists. In this excerpt from “Figure Drawing Atelier,” Juliette Aristides shares sketches that will help you both simplify the process and inspire you to practice.

How I Create Narrative Paintings With Athletes and Dancers as Models

From the model’s clothing to the background setting, learn how David Tanner uses various elements to create an engaging narrative painting.

Ambassador of the Week: Gezien van de Riet

Meet this week’s top Realism Today Ambassador, artist Gezien van de Riet.

A Short History of the Color Blue

Contemporary artist Jennifer Balkan on the color blue, expressionism, and distorting reality to evoke emotion. She says, "I do not think I could survive without a true blue..."

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