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Contemporary realism portrait painting
"Bec, the protagonist ... is a young woman owning her sexuality and strength."
Stanka Kordic in her art studio
I could have been a top-notch, strictly-representational painter if I stuck to my guns from the get-go. But I got restless...
Stan Miller in the studio
What makes a portrait so appealing that one would buy a painting of someone they don’t know?
Painting of a church - Mario Robinson
"Painting this dwelling was a form of worship," said Mario Robinson. "This building served free African Americans on the island of ..."
portrait oil painting of a man looking off in the distance
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 was the first time I ventured into narrative painting, as well as depicting death and destruction in my work. The piece covers the story of...
Suzie Baker, "Top Hat," oil on linen panel, 16 x 20 in., 2017
"My goal in this painting was to pull the subject's shadowed face out of the darkness, allowing only the light areas to contain detail while handling the dark of his clothing and chair with a gestural, even calligraphic brushwork."
Realist painters call for entries - Bennett Prize
This annual art competition offers $50,000 grand prize is the largest offered solely to ...
Blocking in the grisaille
Adrienne Stein shares her process for painting the contemporary realism portrait "Wild Orchid," which consisted of a different approach ...
"Rodin's Roses" by Susan Blackwood (watercolor)
Watch: Susan Blackwood takes a painting that started en plein air and shares her concepts to make it an even more powerful work of art once in the studio.
Call for Entries - Art Renewal Center
The Art Renewal Center is now accepting entries to the 16th International ARC Salon Competition; the entry deadline is ...

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