Narrative paintings

Fragile World, Vivid Dreams: 5 Narrative Oil Paintings

Characterized by his deeply honest means of expression and fascination with Orientalism, Surrealism, and social commentary, Moscow painter Stanislav Plutenko brings his vivid dreams...
Narrative oil paintings

Bittersweet Paintings of Love and Loss

Although her stylistic and philosophical approaches make it logical to compare her with the Perceptual Painters — a group of contemporary artists who challenge the assumptions of the visual world and who focus on space, volume, color, and shapes — Santiago’s paintings are simultaneously individualistic, with a strong female viewpoint all her own.
landscape oil paintings

3 New Paintings by Charlie Hunter

"My goal is to paint beautifully that which is not traditionally considered beautiful." In this spotlight, landscape painter Charlie Hunter shares three of his recent works.

Drawings, Depth, Design, and David Bonagurio

Fine Art Today caught up with ascending artist David Bonagurio for a chat about his drawings, inspirations, vision, and so much more.
Contemporary portrait paintings

Artist to Watch: Portrait Painter Nick Gebhart

At first glance, the portrait paintings of Nick Gebhart advertise the merits of strict adherence to tradition and a skill-based technique. Despite his highly detailed finish and faithful representation, however, the 31-year-old artist does not just replicate what is in front of him.
Oil landscape paintings

Oil Paintings That Show a Joyful Sense of Urgency

For many artists, positive reception of their pictures is simply a bonus, not the true end to their creative means. For painter Carl Bretzke, the creative act seems to boil down into one lovely emotion: joy. How?
Featured oil paintings by Michael Malm

Timeless Grace, Moved Emotions

Powerful feelings of nostalgia, hope, and serenity are often evoked by Michael Malm’s paintings. Giving visual voice to his faith and the profound joy he experiences through nature’s beauty, Malm’s best works regularly manifest before he even grabs the brush.
Contemporary realism art

Approaching Contemporary Realism as a Storyteller

Culture and legacy, as well as social injustice, spirituality, and family, are among the themes of these portraits and narrative scenes; in them, the artist uses historical references as both reminders of the past and predictions of the future.
Laura Marmash, “Seated Figure with Fungi,” 2010, porcelain, engobe, stain, 4 3/4 x 9 x 7 in.

Firing Frustration

Where does the drive to create art come from? Is it the desire of the artist to express an emotion, perhaps a means of reflecting nature’s beauty, or simply a hobby? On occasion, the move toward artistic expression spawns unintentionally from the need to have a voice, and what that voice has to say is often captivating. Figurative sculptor Laura Marmash discusses her unexpected journey to artistry, in which she fired her frustrations — both literally and symbolically.
Oil Painting composition -

Off the Easel: Quince and Oriole

Kathy Anderson is no stranger to strong design, which is a major factor in her floral paintings. In the following, Kathy shares her thoughts on her painting, “Quince and Oriole.”

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