“Varnish is the great barrier,” says Pamela Wilson, “protecting your painting from a lifetime of dust, grime, weather, heat, cold, age, sunlight, ex-boyfriends, and spilled milk. It brings to life every stroke, every glazed layer of subtle color and drama, deep in that shadow that you forgot about. We all bow to varnish.”
“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.
Only rarely does an artist come along who not only can see the sensitive nuances of beauty in the world around us but who also has the skill to translate that vision onto canvas.
Congratulations to Gregory Mortenson, whose figurative painting recently won Best of Show in the Art Renewal Center Salon.
Talented artists of various ages are on their way to FACE in Virginia this November. See who in this announcement.
Doug Webb considers himself a “classical romantic surrealist, juxtaposing Magritte-like oversized objects and shifts of scale within scenes.” Learn more about his photorealistic art in this spotlight.
Using pencil, ink, charcoal, or crayon on paper, Assael could easily draw any sitter into classicized perfection, but he has more interesting plans.
This November, you can study under the world’s top master artists and change your painting skills forever.
Some artists can be admired and understood almost entirely through their work, with scant reference to their training or worldview ... Discover what the classical tradition means to master artist Daniel Graves, including the question he continually asks himself while painting.