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An exercise for transparency and opacity in paints
Demystify the role of transparency and opacity in your oil paints for better results on the canvas.
watercolor realism painting of flowers
A conversation on process, planning, design principles, and where artists should focus their studies.
Contemporary realism portrait painting on copper
There is a lot of superb contemporary realism being made these days; this article shines light on a gifted individual who enjoys painting on copper.
Artist Ryan S. Brown
Listen to a recent episode of The Unvarnished Podcast with Ryan Brown, featuring CEO, publisher, and artist Eric Rhoads. In it, they discuss the challenges of being an artist and doing what you love, and much more.
What now? Where do we go from here? If there aren’t any rules in art, how do we know where to start?
Sheri Farabaugh, "Sweet Kajari," oil on hardboard, 12 x 12 in; OPA
"It is a bit of magic that with nothing but a squeeze of paint and some good brushes, you can tell a story."
"Below the 80 in Blues" by Jeremy Mann
There are many other ways to mold your reference to have better manners as an aid in painting, but we must always remember that ...
Marissa Ooserlee, "Hope," 2022, acrylic on ArtResin, 16 x 16 in. (diameter), available through the artist
In 2020, at the height of the BLM movement, a woman named Saraa Kami contacted Oosterlee to say how much she admired her art, and also to ask why it never ...
How to fix a failed painting - pastel
Jill Stefani Wagner walks us through her process of taking a pastel painting that didn't work out originally but still has potential and turning it into a work to be proud of.
"Olga" by Charles Miano
The informal nature of the tronie can provide an opportunity for expressing painterliness. Tronie is 16/17th-century Dutch for “face."

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