"I find meaning in the play of light against time-worn materials and feel kinship with the gritty violence of shattered surfaces," says Wayne Dodson.
Max Ginsburg is a painter with a conscience, using traditional realism and exquisite technique to explore his feelings about the human condition. Unafraid to paint the provocative and controversial social issues of our times, Ginsburg is helping bring representational painting into the contemporary age — a venture that began some 70 years ago.
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.
Regardless of what he paints or in what fashion, Forster’s primary interests are individuals’ stories and the relationships among people...
Learning more about the creative process of this painter, one could get the sense he’s simply a conduit of pure inspiration. Focusing on technique, his pictures frequently result in beautiful works with unconventional narratives.
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.
Fine Art Today recently had the luxury of sitting down with amazing painter Nick Patten, who offered some engaging thoughts about his process, inspiration, and more. So impactful were they that we’ve decided to quote him in full.
"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.
Created in a diverse range of wet and dry media, Jon Sours’s subjects have a freshness that sets them apart from their abstract surroundings.
“Community Garden New Year’s Day” by Bethann Moran-Handzlik a winner in the bi-monthly Plein Air Salon. Here, the artist tells about how the oil painting came to be.