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.”
Sometimes, as artists, we feel all alone, stuck in our studios working on endless artworks and wondering if anyone cares. Can you relate?
“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.