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Abstract realism portrait painting
A feature on Sherrie McGraw and the wonderful synthesis of figurative realism and abstract realism.
Call for entries - contemporary portraiture
Is your work eligible? Learn about a new Call for Entries for contemporary portraiture.
The interior of Michael Coleman's studio space
Part studio, part museum, Michael Coleman has a collection of beloved and rare artifacts that inspire his paintings. Here, he takes on a private studio tour.
How to draw realistic portraits
Oliver Sin, who has had two portraits featured on the cover of Time Magazine and who has worked for George Lucas, takes us through his portrait drawing process of a model named Juan.
Narrative art - contemporary realism
Ann James Massey takes us through the process of creating a figurative painting that celebrates an annual Catholic tradition.
When I’m portraying a figure in a domestic scene I am drawn to a voyeuristic feel to the paintings, a solitary figure living their own story in the modern world, leaving it fairly ambiguous, so the viewer can draw their own conclusions and hopefully in some way relate to it.
Painting with watercolor
An interview on using photo references, understanding one's art materials, color mixing, and more.
Manu Saluja, “Séquel #2,” 20 x 20 inches, 2021
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.
Portraiture - painting of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
A look at the history of portraiture, the process of doing a portrait commission, and the challenges you might face.
How to paint with oils - still life
Learn what Susan Blackwood means when she refers to an artist MAP to make your paintings a success. 

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