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Contemporary realism still life painting - Matthew Bird - RealismToday.com

Magnolia Still Life: A Realistic Watercolor Step-by-Step

See how a painting that includes leaves, crystal, and some unexpected challenges comes to fruition, step by step.
Contemporary realism still life painting of apples

Still Life Realism: Getting Lost in the Process

Laurin McCracken is a realist watercolorist whose work is largely influenced by the Dutch and Flemish still life painters of the 16th and 17th centuries. In this guest blog post, he takes us into his process for painting: "It is like a very good novel; you want it to go on forever."
Contemporary realism watercolor painting

Watercolor Still Life: Why I Paint Withered Sunflowers

Inspired by a symbolic circle of life, Soon Y. Warren shares why and how she paints sunflowers using watercolor. Bonus: View her realistic still lifes that show a mastery of painting crystal.
Photorealism still life and portrait paintings

Flowers and Faces: Photorealistic Still Life Portraits

Inspired by the women in her life, Narelle Zeller is creating a series titled "In Bloom," which is also a collaboration with a talented florist who creates custom pieces for the portrait paintings. Discover Zeller's process in this exclusive article.

Eric Wert: Inspired by Dutch Still Life

Go behind the scenes of how Eric Wert creates masterful Dutch-inspired still life paintings of subjects that are common, yet "unknowable."
Painting still life art

Bringing a Deeper Meaning to Still Life Art

"Finding a clever connection between objects and observations can be exciting but it’s important to avoid the pitfall of letting the message overwhelm the mechanics." Katharine Krieg explains why the constant underlying job of any painter is to make a structurally sound painting with building blocks like balance, value, and good drawing.
PleinAir Salon - RealismToday.com

Still Life Spotlight: From the Hearth

Congratulations to Barbara S. Groff, whose work has been recognized in the PleinAir Salon.
Realistic still life painting

Still Life Painting: The Path from Ephemeral to Visual

Contemporary artist Terry Norris takes us through the concepts that inspire her traditional still life paintings, and the quickest and most effective way she has found to develop one's own vision and practical painting knowledge.
Still life painting - Lyubena Fox - RealismToday.com

Still Life Painting Spotlight: The Nest

Contemporary realist Lyubena Fox shares her inspiration for the symbols found in her representational still life painting, "The Nest."
Creative Art Prompts: Paint or Draw a Still Life

Creative Art Prompts: Paint or Draw a Still Life

New art prompt! Put together a still life setup that sums up your #stayathome experience.

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