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Patricia Watwood working on a posthumous portrait of Jack Benny
Consider these points when someone wants you to paint a loved one who has passed, and learn how to make the most of your resources.
Painting portraits - watercolor portrait of a man holding a child
“Knowing the person you paint changes the way you paint them.” Watercolor artist Karisa Keasey explains how she adjusts composition, color, foreground, and background to go beyond stereotypes and show a more complete picture of one’s story.
Contemporary realism still life painting
From guilt, exhaustion, and anxiety, to peace and balance, Ann Kraft Walker shares her personal journey: "Just as it takes discipline to show up at the easel and put in hours of focused work, it also takes discipline to ..."
Art galleries installation
In addition to getting over the intense fear of just putting your work out there, there are certain steps you can take to find the right art galleries to represent you. Here's how one artist creates success.
Portrait painting of a young woman with cat
Canadian artist Sybiline explains how her award-winning painting, "My Precious," aims to represent her values, feelings, and creative universe.
Rust red pigment
Learn how this group is using revolutionary technology to turn toxic acid mine drainage into richly colored, non-toxic paint pigment for artists.
Painting composition - Huihan Liu - RealismToday.com
What should artists do to get their message across to the viewer? Huihan Liu explains how simplifying a painting before developing the narrative may be your key to a successful composition.
Mixed media figurative art
See how contemporary artist and art professor Victor Wang creates a mixed media portrait that's layered with texture and meaning.
Watercolor painting of a person running
Brazilian watercolorist Eudes Correia shares his inspiring story, advice for other artists, and his step-by-step painting process in this exclusive interview with Realism Today.
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."

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