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Contemporary painter Nancy Boren shares her inspiration and process for painting “Fairy Dust on the Breeze.”
Jesse Lane broke from his tradition of realist colored pencil portraits to create “Abyss.” Here, he takes us into his drawing process.
“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.
There are many ways to sell your art; see why (and how) you should look into getting represented by a gallery.
Sculptor John Fisher shares an essay on the importance of interdisciplinary study in figurative art.
View portrait and figurative paintings by Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso, who pays homage to historic women artists in her new exhibition.
“Art is an emotion,” says Reian Williams. “Whether it is from the artist or the viewer, it is meant to give a message.”
“Artists are a potential economic powerhouse that can fuel an uncertain economy, predicated on the right training and tools,” says Daniel DiGriz, Programming and Education Director for the Clark Hulings Fund. “Where artists thrive, the economy thrives.”
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.

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