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Self Portrait in Quarantine
Eric Drummond uses thickness and thinness of paint to translate form, compression of values to express light, and the experience of interacting with his subjects in person to express moments between human beings. Here, he shares how the experience of Covid influenced his work.
Watercolor portrait painting of a woman
From oil to pastel to watercolor, Mario Robinson explains how his body of work (in media and in subject) could be likened to the acts of a play: rising action, climax, and resolution.
Figurative Art - Rose Frantzen - RealismToday.com
Today we’re proud to shine a spotlight on the figurative works of contemporary artist Rose Frantzen, including her trompe l'oeil paintings.
Painting of zebras - Plein Air Salon winner
Congratulations to Karon Tucker, whose work has been recognized in the monthly Plein Air Salon. "Not all animals have dramatic stories of survival but, they all have their own personalities and stories to tell. When I paint, I want to convey that soul that lies behind those eyes I’m peering through."
Civil War Painting
William Blake is “obsessed” with America’s Civil War and has made a life, and a living, re-enacting and memorializing its events. Here's how, and why.
Contemporary realism - Vincent Figliola - RealismToday.com
In his 80s — and still painting — Figliola has been referred to as “a contemporary realist, painting the Renaissance and making it today.”
Contemporary realism portrait painting of a woman
Nanette Fluhr's portrait paintings have a personal touch that transcends the artist/model relationship, inviting the viewer to feel a similar sense of connection within her works. In this Q&A with Daniel Maidman, she explains how.
Opportunities for Artists - art competition
The goal of this project is to gather the most recent production of figurative art in the contemporary art scene at an international level and to encourage artistic initiatives. First prize is ...
Realist Portrait Painting - RealismToday.com
Artist D.K. Richardson shares her process for painting portraits, including her underpainting techniques, her preferred varnish, overcoming the challenge of accurate proportions, and more.
Maya Broskey, "January," Oil on panel
"From my earliest interest in art, the human figure and face were prominent subjects for my work. Even as my style, scale, and mediums varied over time, I was consistently drawn to the figure for inspiration. I was therefore disoriented and nervous when, seemingly on their own, the figures that had long populated my paintings disappeared."

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