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Discover figurative art guidance and inspiration from master artists who share their experience and advice on drawing and painting portraits, self-portraits, and the figure.

Mother and artist Mardie Rees answers the question: “How could I possibly navigate this area of life and be the artist I truly felt called to be?”

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Read fascinating essays on Dutch painter Francien Krieg's contemporary female figure paintings.
Save the date so you can learn from the one and only Mary Whyte, and get expert advice on how to get the most out of an art event.
In this guest blog post, American artist William Nathans, who now lives in Ireland, takes us behind the scenes of his process for painting portraits.
The mortal men and women in Sabin Howard’s World War I memorial are convincingly alive. Learn more about the 65-foot-long bronze relief here.
Why acrylic is the medium of choice for this artist, despite the tradition of oil.
With dogged determination and a clear path, we can bring the pursuit of mastery into reality in the tradition of the Old Masters.
“The point is to connect the human story, as represented by a model, with the spirit of Nature.” Watercolor artist Jeff Mathison explains why he paints the figure en plein air.
How do you create a complex painting composition? Stein explains in this article: “It takes risk to turn a good painting into a great painting.”
What divides fine art from trendy gimmicks and fads? What is it that makes art timeless? Sculptor Rick Casali explains.
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