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Three-step Process

Using a refined method gives artist Catherine Hearding the framework for her paintings

7 mins read
International Artist
December - January 2021

Simple Circles

John Lovett provides tips on how to use circles in perspective

4 mins read
International Artist
December - January 2021

The Spirit of Volunteerism at the Portrait Society of America

My home state of Tennessee is known as the “volunteer” state, which means volunteerism is in our DNA.

3 mins read
International Artist
December - January 2021

OF LOVE and LONGING

Portraits by Alex Venezia

5 mins read
International Artist
December - January 2021

Making Goals

Each composition Sue Miller paints has specific technical goals to enhance the overall vision

6 mins read
International Artist
December - January 2021

Colorful Effects

Evie Zimmer uses her background in representational art to paint detailed abstractions that combine color and shapes

6 mins read
International Artist
December - January 2021

Savannah

Of all the things that inspire me, I am mostly drawn to painting people— portraits, figures, figures in a landscape, etc.

4 mins read
International Artist
December - January 2021

Master Showcase

THE ART OF THE PORTRAIT

4 mins read
International Artist
December - January 2021

Internal Strength

Anna Wypych’s paintings are united by positive feelings and encouragement

7 mins read
International Artist
December - January 2021

A Painter's Journey Part 7 – The Painter As Teacher

In the final article of this seven-part series, John Hulsey concludes his visual journey through his outdoor and studio painting processes.

8 mins read
International Artist
December - January 2021

LEARNING FROM the Masters

Painting copies of the old masters helps the artists of today to learn new techniques

9 mins read
International Artist
August - September 2020

Michael Shane Neal

Using a Photo Reference Wisely

4 mins read
International Artist
August - September 2020

MARIO MOORE

Several Lifetimes in Portraits for Princeton

5 mins read
International Artist
August - September 2020

Abstract Florals

Debora Stewart combines elements of drawing and abstract painting in her pastel works featuring bountiful blooms

6 mins read
International Artist
August - September 2020

Kim English – Capturing the moment

In Colorado, we had a room in our studio that we used for model sessions. The way the light would shine in could put some excitement into an otherwise ordinary scene.

2 mins read
International Artist
August - September 2020

Blair Atherholt – Precision in Painting

Skillfully executing still lifes allows Blair Atherholt to elevate the objects depicted to new levels

4 mins read
International Artist
August - September 2020

A Painter's Journey Part 6: A Year of Light

In this seven-part series, artist John Hulsey takes you on a visual journey through his outdoor and studio painting processes.

7 mins read
International Artist
August - September 2020

Seeing the Signs

A love of typography led Stephanie Schechter to paint signage that can serve as reminders of a place and time

4 mins read
International Artist
June - July 2020

Surrealistic approach

Jos Van de Ven was born in the south of the Netherlands not far from Van Gogh’s village.

7 mins read
International Artist
June - July 2020

Past AND Present

COMPOSITIONS FROM TWO ONGOING SERIES CELEBRATE PEOPLE AND PLACES THROUGHOUT HISTORY

7 mins read
International Artist
June - July 2020

Striving for Excellence

The 2020 Class of Portrait Society Signature Status

8 mins read
International Artist
June - July 2020

PORCELAIN PAINTING

An inside look at the history, techniques and artists working in this traditional art form.

5 mins read
International Artist
June - July 2020

Inside the Museum

Escha van den Bogerd’s paintings blend artwork of the Old Masters with her contemporary aesthetic

3 mins read
International Artist
June - July 2020

Glazing an Underpainting with Color

Using this slow and methodical technique, Henry Riffe builds his paintings up through multiple layers of color

3 mins read
International Artist
June - July 2020

In Memoriam

Daniel E. Greene (1934-2020): Remembering the Artist and the Man

3 mins read
International Artist
June - July 2020

Contrasts of lights and darks

Master painters of the world

1 min read
International Artist
June - July 2020

A Painter's Journey - Creating a Vision

In this seven-part series, artist John Hulsey takes you on a visual journey through his outdoor and studio painting processes.

6 mins read
International Artist
June - July 2020

Shawn Robichaud - Northern Exposure

Canadian artist Shawn Robichaud aims to paint the mood, light and effects of his natural surroundings

4 mins read
International Artist
April - May 2020

The Art of STILL LIFE - Modeling Forms: Sculpting in Two Dimensions

In building a statue, a sculptor doesn’t keep adding clay to his subject. Actually, he keeps chiseling away at the nonessentials until the truth of his creation is revealed without obstruction — Bruce Lee

10+ mins read
International Artist
April - May 2020

The Pencil: Thinking and Technique

James Gurney shares six ways to use the pencil and six ways to think about it

4 mins read
International Artist
April - May 2020

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