Artist William Nathans takes us behind the scenes of his process for painting portraits from life.
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.” A watercolor artist explains why he paints the figure en plein air.
Enjoy a visual recap of the Figurative Art Convention & Expo, including portrait painting demonstrations and figurative art presentations, featuring Dan Thompson, Teresa Oaxaca, Casey Baugh, Daniel Greene and Wende Caporale, and so many more of your favorite artists working today.
“One of the frustrations with being an artist is hitting the proverbial ‘plateau,’ and if not handled correctly, such plateaus can make or break your artistic confidence,” says realist painter Tony Pro. Here are some of his tips to help you get past these bumps in the road to good painting.
View portrait and figurative paintings by Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso, who pays homage to historic women artists.
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.
From the model’s clothing to the background setting, learn how David Tanner uses various elements to create an engaging narrative painting.