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What makes a portrait so appealing that one would buy a painting of someone they don’t know?
"Painting this dwelling was a form of worship," said Mario Robinson. "This building served free African Americans on the island of ..."
What is the most interesting thing you have painted/sculpted and why? Shawn Michael Warren: I would have to say that my allegory, “In a Promised Land” stands as the most interesting subject I’ve covered. It was the first time I...
"My goal in this painting was to pull the subject's shadowed face out of the darkness, allowing only the light areas to contain detail while handling the dark of his clothing and chair with a gestural, even calligraphic brushwork."
This annual art competition offers $50,000 grand prize is the largest offered solely to ...
Adrienne Stein shares her process for painting the contemporary realism portrait "Wild Orchid," which consisted of a different approach ...
Watch: Susan Blackwood takes a painting that started en plein air and shares her concepts to make it an even more powerful work of art once in the studio.
The Art Renewal Center is now accepting entries to the 16th International ARC Salon Competition; the entry deadline is ...
A feature on Sherrie McGraw and the wonderful synthesis of figurative realism and abstract realism.
Is your work eligible? Learn about a new Call for Entries for contemporary portraiture.

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