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.
Driven by a love for painting in a traditional style, Eric Johnson shares his inspiration and his insights, including why he began creating his own paint pigments.
Jacob Collins desires nothing less than to revive a classical art culture in our time. See why he’s “going back to find the larger organizational principles of art.”
One line, narrowing from thick to thin, can control the weight, movement, and emotion within a composition. See how in this step-by-step portrait drawing demonstration from Jeremy Caniglia.
“Artists must be patient and be true to themselves and trust their own tastes and their own habits of working and living,” says Daniel Sprick, “and be true to their own aesthetic preferences.”
Today’s spotlight is on the figurative art of Danny Grant. Enjoy this Q&A we had about his work, his young model, and more.
Realism Today celebrates the thousands of American artists who have been trained in traditional methods; and it is particularly significant because it offers yet another outlet of information and ideas for this booming field.
A Figurative Art Convention & Expo scholarship recipient shares her work, her personal path through drawing portraits, and more, in this exclusive Q&A.
“While cadavers lack the characteristic of gesture, there is a nearly fantastical appreciation of the form sense, layer by layer,” Thompson says. “The study of the threading and composition of human form is an inexhaustible source of learning.”
“There are thousands of options every time you pick up a brush,” says Nancy Depew. “What will guide the decisions you make and what priorities will be revealed by those decisions? Those are the questions that fascinate me. My paintings are done only after I’ve resolved every question.”