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Congratulations to Karon Tucker, whose work has been recognized in the monthly Plein Air Salon. "Not all animals have dramatic stories of survival but, they all have their own personalities and stories to tell. When I paint, I want to convey that soul that lies behind those eyes I’m peering through."
William Blake is “obsessed” with America’s Civil War and has made a life, and a living, re-enacting and memorializing its events. Here's how, and why.
In his 80s — and still painting — Figliola has been referred to as “a contemporary realist, painting the Renaissance and making it today.”
Nanette Fluhr's portrait paintings have a personal touch that transcends the artist/model relationship, inviting the viewer to feel a similar sense of connection within her works. In this Q&A with Daniel Maidman, she explains how.
The goal of this project is to gather the most recent production of figurative art in the contemporary art scene at an international level and to encourage artistic initiatives. First prize is ...
Artist D.K. Richardson shares her process for painting portraits, including her underpainting techniques, her preferred varnish, overcoming the challenge of accurate proportions, and more.
"From my earliest interest in art, the human figure and face were prominent subjects for my work. Even as my style, scale, and mediums varied over time, I was consistently drawn to the figure for inspiration. I was therefore disoriented and nervous when, seemingly on their own, the figures that had long populated my paintings disappeared."
In this full-length article, Nancy Tankersley explains the pros and cons of painting from photos. Bonus: Includes reference photos and the finished paintings.
Learn about a self-taught realist painter whose recent autobiographical portraits use symbolism and highly detailed compositions to explore her struggle with social anxiety.
“Shades of Blue” is revival of a drawing show, titled (appropriately enough) “Blue Drawings” which was first exhibited at Portraits, Inc. in June 2015 at their New York City gallery. Curated by Michael Gormley and Patricia Watwood, the show...

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