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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.”
Meet this week’s top Realism Today Ambassador, narrative painter Kristy Gordon.
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.”
Be inspired when you read about David Shevlino’s evolution in painting the figure.
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.”
“If you paint a human figure in the right way, you can paint anything,” says Nikolai Blokhin.
Sometimes, as artists, we feel all alone, stuck in our studios working on endless artworks and wondering if anyone cares. Can you relate?
Meet this week’s top Realism Today Ambassador, portrait artist Neil Miley.
Edward “Ted” Minoff explains how to paint waves by breaking the subject down into various components.
“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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