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how to paint with oil - Nicholas Coleman painting

Don’t Deny Your Urges

American artist Nicholas Coleman with inspirational words on painting, including the mistake many artists are doing today.
Contemporary realism Artist Dina Brodsky art studio

Dina Brodsky: Finding Your Way

It was a terrifying thing, this freedom to paint anything, and my first reaction to this freedom was to ...
realist painting - David Baker, "Jetsam," 28 x 46 inches, Oil on linen

On Realist Painting: Beyond Observation

"A complicating aspect of realist painting is that there is much that one does not or cannot know or see, yet which is immensely, obsessively interesting—and which is ultimately the whole point of painting."
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!

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