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Figurative art - Mario Robinson - RealismToday.com

Watercolor Artist Mario Robinson: The Winds of Change

“My commitment to the plight of working-class people is undeniable,” says Robinson, “and the hundreds of images I’ve created speak to my undying devotion.”
Still life paintings by Pat Fiorello

Oil Painting Lesson: 10 Ways to Avoid Muddy Color

Avoid these bad painting habits and learn how to keep your colors clean and fresh.
Patricia Watwood, “The Muse and the Source,” Graphite and Watercolor on Arches Aquarelle Paper, 11 x 15 in.

Drawing – Beyond the Mark

An interview with American painter Patricia Watwood, who is on the faculty of the 4th annual Realism Live virtual art conference.
Corey Pitkin has also been featured here at RealismToday.com, with his article “Set the Mood with Bold Color and Intentional Edges”

3 Days of Pastel Realism and More

Enjoy a recap of the realism segments of the 3rd Annual Pastel Live, an unforgettable event for artists of all levels of painting with pastels.
PleinArt Salon - Lana Privitera, “Looking for a Way Out,” watercolor, 29 x 21 in.

Still Life Spotlight: Looking for a Way Out

Help us congratulate Lana Privitera for winning Overall First Place in the April 2023 PleinAir Salon, judged by Catherine Saks of Saks Gallery.
Michael Klein, "Bouquet," oil on paper, 21 x 25 in.

A Still Life in 7 Steps

This step-by-step oil painting demonstration begins with a block-in of darks and lights to establish the value range, then ...
Burton Silverman, “Beach Scene III,” 1985, Watercolor, 13 x 22 inches

Painting of the Week: “Beach Scene III”

This week's featured painting is a watercolor by Burton Silverman, who has been exhibiting his work for 70 years.
Luis Alvarez Roure, "Self-Portrait," 2018, oil on board, 12 x 16 in., available from the artist

Composing in Paint: Representational Portraits

At the heart of Roure’s virtuosity are his draftsmanship through constant sketching of tonal studies, and the empathy he so evidently feels with his sitters.
An exercise for transparency and opacity in paints

A Quick Guide to Transparency and Opacity

Demystify the role of transparency and opacity in your oil paints for better results on the canvas.
Painting petals - "Heavenly Hibiscus," watercolor by Ann Pember

Ann Pember on Painting Petals

Far from "effortless," Ann Pember walks us through her thought process and the decisions she makes before she even picks up the brush.

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