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“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.
Meet this week’s top Realism Today Ambassador, artist Gezien van de Riet.
Contemporary artist Jennifer Balkan on the color blue, expressionism, and distorting reality to evoke emotion. She says, "I do not think I could survive without a true blue..."
With a painting that honors a “return to classical romanticism,” impressionist painter Quang Ho shares his thoughts on glazing.
The subject matter of his contemporary realism represents “the complexity of an individual’s observation as well as a love and respect for nature and life.”
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.”

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