“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.
Be inspired when you read about David Shevlino’s evolution in painting the figure, and the unexpected image that resonated with him in regards to his career, and his life.
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.”
“The paintings I strive to create are about more than the atrocities they witnessed and were subjected to. These paintings aim to celebrate the fashion designer, the wife, mother, father, grandfather, tailor . . . stories of overcoming their past despite the odds against them.”
In this four-minute video, artist Joshua LaRock shares some of his advice for drawing portraits with a model.