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Still life painting in a pair

The Pleasure of a Pair

Bethann Moran-Handzlik reflects on her inspiration of painting pairs of floral arrangements.
portrait oil painting of a man looking off in the distance

Artist Spotlight: Shawn Michael Warren

What is the most interesting thing you have painted/sculpted and why? Shawn Michael Warren: I would have to say that my allegory, “In a Promised Land” stands as the most interesting subject I’ve covered. It...
Narrative art - contemporary realism

The Blessing of the Animals: A Figurative Art Step-by-Step

Ann James Massey takes us through the process of creating a figurative painting that celebrates an annual Catholic tradition.
Manu Saluja, “Séquel #2,” 20 x 20 inches, 2021

A Realism Portrait Process: Séquel #2

Manu Saluja shares her step-by-step process for creating a portrait of her friend, an art model who felt a personal connection to the symbolic African mask she holds.
Joshua LaRock, "Western Idyll," oil, 40 x 40 in.

Distinctly American

Inspired by Sharp, Couse, Bouguereau, and Moran, Joshua LaRock expresses his wonder of the West by combining figurative art with the barren and peaceful desert landscape.
Matthew Cornell, "The Visitor," 8.5 x 11 inches, Oil on canvas

Painting Home: Realism Landscapes by Matthew Cornell

"I needed to paint my life and my search with the hope that this would reveal a deeper meaning to me."
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How to Sketch Realistic Eyes

In this episode of Art School Live with Eric Rhoads, Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso shares a demonstration on how to sketch realistic eyes. Don't miss it!
contemporary realism - "All the Young Dudes" by Sherri Wolfgang

All the Young Dudes: A Contemporary Realism Painting

Art on View > A contemporary realism painting that portraitizes millennials "as they try to figure it out."
Realism Live - "Jewel" (oil on canvas) by Vincent Xeus

Jewel: The Creative Process of Vincent Xeus

"'Jewel' allows the audience to look into my creative process and feel the movements in the painting as if the painting were evolving live," Vincent said. "Perhaps intuition from childhood calligraphy is also apparent in the brush strokes here."
Contemporary realism figurative art

Figurative Art by Luke Hillestad: Waterborne

Classical figurative painter Luke Hillestad shares the insights from his collection, "Waterborne," inspired by the sacredness of the birth of his child and the element of water.

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