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"By examining my own world and people closest to me on a daily basis, my paintings have begun to reflect the current season of my life."
Contemporary figurative artist Alan Feltus shares an essay on painting the nude female figure.
When a memorial dog portrait by James Thomas brought the dog's owners to tears, he saw how powerful his tributes could be. Since then, he ...
In her illustrative storytelling, Morgan Irons often maintains a mystery that holds viewers’ interest and invites them to ...
The skill of good observation, the ability to convey the three-dimensionality of form convincingly, and the cultivation of edge, color and value sensitivity—all stem from an understanding of the nature of the underlying structure.
"My life feels like a visual treasure hunt.." Contemporary painter Nancy Boren shares her inspiration and process for painting “Fairy Dust on the Breeze.”
A Rare Glimpse Into 600 Years of Classical Painting Techniques (A note from Eric Rhoads, Publisher of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine)
Eric Drummond uses thickness and thinness of paint to translate form, compression of values to express light, and the experience of interacting with his subjects in person to express moments between human beings. Here, he shares how the experience of Covid influenced his work.
From oil to pastel to watercolor, Mario Robinson explains how his body of work (in media and in subject) could be likened to the acts of a play: rising action, climax, and resolution.
Today we’re proud to shine a spotlight on the figurative works of contemporary artist Rose Frantzen, including her trompe l'oeil paintings.

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