Contemporary oil paintings

Artist to Watch: Cindy Rizza

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Her multi-step approach allows Rizza to create a detailed representation carrying all of the multi-layered dimension and symbolism she seeks.
Fine art collection - classical still life paintings

Artist to Watch: Jason Patrick Jenkins

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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.
Contemporary oil paintings

Exploration of the Everyday

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Painters often have an acute awareness of their surroundings, constantly taking in the sights, sounds, and emotions of unique places before translating those experiences into beautiful images. Artist Dean Larson has not only mastered this process, he has infused his paintings with an experimental nature that could defy categorization.
Portrait paintings - Steve Forster - FineArtConnoisseur.com

“Portrait Stories” by Realist Painter Steve Forster

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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

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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.
Contemporary art - Ulrich Gleiter - FineArtConnoisseur.com

Artist to Watch: Ulrich Gleiter

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“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

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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.
James Gurney art

Windows to a Forgotten World

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Although it’s been many thousands - if not millions – of years since ancient civilizations and some extinct animal species flourished, their legacies continue to fascinate and live on through the creative vision of artist James Gurney. Welcome to Dinotopia and other lost worlds.
How to paint from a reference photo

How This Artist Gives Life to Cityscapes

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Pastel artist Nancie King Mertz works from photo references and from life en plein air. Known for her cityscapes of Chicago, here she explains how she takes a dull reference photo and creates from it a lively scene.
Bob White art - nature paintings

Answering the Call: Nature Paintings by Bob White

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Painters paint what they know, love, and understand, which for many means the infinite sources of inspiration found in nature. Deeply moved by his life experiences “running amok” in the rural Midwest, this artist has found his own creative way to answer the call of the wild.

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