Contemporary landscape paintings

Enigmatic Moods and Private Worlds

Timeless, atmospheric, and deeply mysterious, the paintings of Johan Abeling are sure to evoke contemplation among his viewership.
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Painting the Spaces in Between

Influenced by the bustle of city life, Lindsey Kustusch paints "the abstraction of how we remember our days." Go behind the scenes of her contemporary oil paintings here.
Contemporary landscape paintings

The Soul’s Veil: Seeing Beyond the Surface

How can feelings be put into ground pigment and linseed oil? When a viewer finds a deeper meaning beyond the portrayed subject of a painting, what are they responding to? Mary Pettis addresses this and more in the following essay.
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Staying Focused

Contemporary realist oil painter Allan Gorman shares paintings - and insights - from his recent series.
Contemporary oil paintings

Artist to Watch: Cindy Rizza

Her multi-step approach allows Rizza to create a detailed representation carrying all of the multi-layered dimension and symbolism she seeks.
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Artist to Watch: Jason Patrick Jenkins

Beyond contributing to the realist community through teaching and painting, Jenkins is an observant commentator on contemporary times — one who hopes to bring humanism back to his digitally oversaturated generation.
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“Portrait Stories” by Realist Painter Steve Forster

Regardless of what he paints or in what fashion, Forster’s primary interests are individuals’ stories and the relationships among people...

An Artistic Allegory of an Artistic Life

Brendan Johnston gives us a glimpse into his world, as shown in this still life that includes objects of inspiration and practicality. Keep reading to learn more about Johnston and his process.
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Artist to Watch: Ulrich Gleiter

“I often think about the history of an area where I am painting, about how many troubles and beautiful things may have happened there,” says Gleiter. “Most importantly, I am humbled to observe how natural forces never stop moving.”
Plein Air Salon paintings - Richard Boyer

The Challenge and Joy of Painting San Francisco

Congratulations to Richard Boyer, whose cityscape oil painting, "Last Light" won First Place in the June 2020 Plein Air Salon. We asked him to tell us about his winning work in this exclusive feature.

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