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On Realism and Raising the Bar

"My real art education was formed and continues to this day through careful observation and learning how to see." From "preposterous" art methods in the 1980s to glorious days of studying with masters, Garin Baker shares his inspiring path as an artist.
Contemporary realism - RealismToday.com

The Science and Magic of Painting

“When one decides to dispense with the idea that becoming a painter involves some mysticism, real progress can be made,” says Tim Rees. “My painting career began with one assumption: There are very skilled artists painting realism, and if they learned how to do it, so can I.”
Advice for Artists - Ryan Brown - RealismToday.com

What It Takes to Become a Professional Artist

Ryan Brown shares advice on how to give yourself the best chance to succeed and become an expert at what you do.
How to paint waves - Ted Minoff - RealismToday.com

Painting Waves: How One Artist Puts the Pieces Together

Edward “Ted” Minoff explains how to paint waves by breaking the subject down into various components, including how to paint water that's in motion.
How to paint with oil - RealismToday.com

3 Ways to Achieve Excellence in Art

Why do some artists get to a certain level and then stagnate, while others keep improving their entire lives? Here are three tips from William Schneider on how to continue to progress.
Brushes for oil painting - Laurel Daniel - RealismToday.com

Do You Have These Four Crucial Paint Brushes?

When it comes to learning how to paint, one area where it’s especially important to get it right is with your brushes.
How to paint horses - Johanne Mangi - RealismToday.com

On Painting Horses

Professional artist, instructor, animal lover, and horse owner/trainer, Johanne Mangi shares inspiration on how to paint horses.
Mary Whyte - Figurative Art Convention & Expo - RealismToday.com

Plan Now to Learn From Mary Whyte in Person

Save the date so you can learn from the one and only Mary Whyte, and get expert advice on how to get the most out of an art event.
Brushwork oil painting - RealismToday.com

Brushwork and the Breath

In this guest blog post, Katie Swatland shares a painting demonstration that illustrates how to use brushwork to capture the energetic signature of your subject, as well as brushwork exercises to unlock more possibilities for your art.
Is cadmium paint toxic?

Is Cadmium Paint Toxic?

Is cadmium paint toxic? Cadmium-based colors have been around for many years but tend to be among the most often in question. Artist and instructor Dan Schultz has researched this; here, he shares what he found regarding the toxicity of cadmium in artist paints. Bonus: Learn how to dispose of your dirty brush-cleaning water or solvent with this quick tip.

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