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Painting Feminism

Rebecca Campbell | Posted 01.23.2016 | Arts
Rebecca Campbell

I'm painting portraits of every woman artist I know. It's a simple gesture. I'm painting them so they will not disappear.

Sublime Beauty: Raphael's Portrait of a Lady With a Unicorn

Susan Jaques | Posted 01.08.2016 | Arts
Susan Jaques

For centuries, an unsigned portrait of a beautiful young woman at Rome's Galleria Borghese remained shrouded in mystery. Now a focus exhibition at San...

Snapshots of New York's Adult Third Culture Kids

Rachel Waters | Posted 12.17.2015 | Arts
Rachel Waters

Third Culture Kid /THərd//ˈkəlCHər/ /kid/ noun: A person raised in a culture different from that of their parents for a large part of their childh...

The Magic of Creativity

Sue Shanahan | Posted 12.17.2015 | Arts
Sue Shanahan

As an artist, I try to honor the muse that guides me. Over time, I've gotten better at paying attention and following its lead.

The Medium This Artist Used To Explore Blackness Will Blow Your Mind

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 12.09.2015 | Arts

In the practical world, there are myriad shades of black. Anyone who's struggled with slightly mismatched black jackets and pants knows this to be tr...

Why Skype Portrait Paintings Produce Remarkable Results

Adam James Butcher | Posted 12.07.2015 | Arts
Adam James Butcher

Unexpectedly, it was my recent relocation to Mexico from London, England, that forced me to re-evaluate that very old tradition I hold so dear to my heart, portrait painting.

Ten Advantages of Painting Professionally With Your iPad

Adam James Butcher | Posted 12.04.2015 | Arts
Adam James Butcher

I've noticed that people often ask why I chose the iPad and if I like working with this tool. I thought we'd have some fun today as I share with you the top reasons why I choose the iPad as my new creative companion.

Here's What Happens When Photographing Couples Portraits Becomes a Romantic Experience

G.E. Masana | Posted 12.02.2015 | Weddings
G.E. Masana

Here's what happens when you try photographing emotions instead of poses. The couples' expressions and body language shift to express what they're feeling on the inside, no longer affected by the camera, or concerned about it, posing or wondering what to do or if they're following directions correctly. What flows forth is unconscious. It's natural.

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Paul and Gilbert Delagnes, Confection Artists

Ian Spanier | Posted 12.01.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Paul and Gilbert Delanges along with pup Bruno © Ian Spanier Photography 2015, All rights reserved The moment Paul and Gilbert met, sparks flew -- ...

The Reasons Behind My Controversial Move From Sculptor to iPad Painter

Adam James Butcher | Posted 11.23.2015 | Arts
Adam James Butcher

You might question how a portrait sculptor who trained in fine art sculpture and used traditional techniques such as carving, modelling and casting, ended up using new technologies such as his iPad as a tool too carve out a new direction in the development of his artwork.

City by the Sea -- A Runway for these Souls

Mariam Khan | Posted 11.20.2015 | World
Mariam Khan

Without fearing the unknown, kids from around the seafaring metropolis have learnt to celebrate the essence of life.

The Last of the Real Mad Men

G.E. Masana | Posted 10.30.2015 | Arts
G.E. Masana

When I was a teen, it was The Dream. "Mad Men" were alive and well and taking the 7:23 into Grand Central every morning. I was in art school at the time in New York City and the idea of working as an illustrator on Madison Avenue only a few blocks away filled my head.

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Hannah Betts, World Champion Skydiver and Stuntwoman

Ian Spanier | Posted 10.29.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Four-way formation skydiving is a competitive sport in which teams of divers have 35 seconds to produce as many "formations" -- touching hands to make...

Millennials; Celebrate Yourselves, Even When Others Don't

Lisa Levart | Posted 10.23.2015 | Impact
Lisa Levart

Millennials have a bad reputation. The media tells us they are entitled, spoiled and in constant need of approval. But I agree with James Wolcott who wrote; "We may need millennials to remind us what we should have remembered from the '60s, that social change comes only once you stop playing charades."

Bulunkul -- a Village at the End of the Road

Eva Pivac | Posted 10.20.2015 | World
Eva Pivac

Bulunkul is a village of extremes. The raw and wild ragged beauty will take your breath away. If not, the high altitude will surely leave you gaspin...

Final Days for John Singer Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 10.02.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art John Singer Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends is in its final days, ending October 4th. I was fortunate to be invited to give two talks during the exhibit examining Sargent's work from an artist perspective.

21 Portraits That Gaze Into Your Very Soul

DL Cade | Posted 09.30.2015 | Arts
DL Cade

When it comes to portraits, it's hard to argue against the saying, "it's all about the eyes." The so-called windows of the soul can draw you in like...

Why You Should Shoot Portraits With a Telephoto Lens

Megan Snedden | Posted 09.15.2015 | Arts
Megan Snedden

This is your invitation to experiment and play around with the types of lenses to see what works for you, but if you are looking to capture spot-on portraits every time try the telephoto lens.

David Iacovazzi-Pau: An Unaffected Approach to Portraiture

John Seed | Posted 08.28.2015 | Arts
John Seed

Unlike some portraitists who have a dominant agenda -- for example, psychological realism or the glamorization of their sitters -- Iacovazzi-Pau is mainly interested in having his completed images broadcast both visual and emotional "rightness."

Artist Reimagines The Fantastic Origins Of Vintage WWI-Era Photos

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 08.17.2015 | Arts

It's like being transported to a different world twice. After WWI, war photographer Costica Acsinte returned to Romania where he opened a studio....

Sargent, LinkedIn and the Right to Fame.

Michael Radou Moussou | Posted 08.14.2015 | Arts
Michael Radou Moussou

Sargent's portraiture of London society was addressed to a large yet very selected public. We have already said that Social Media is a very broad universe and that every network has a different target.

10 Extraordinary Travel Photos by Roger Stonehouse

DL Cade | Posted 08.11.2015 | Travel
DL Cade

Authentic, vivid, raw travel photography that captures the essence of a place without sugarcoating it is more difficult to come by than you might th...

These Real Life Portraits Of Disney Princes Are A Fantasy Come True

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 07.31.2015 | Good News

Riff Raff! Street rat! We certainly don’t buy that. Aladdin is just one of the eight Disney dreamboats that Finnish artist Jirka Väät&...

Lessons from a Goddess of Compassion: Live With Joy, Even While Grieving

Lisa Levart | Posted 07.10.2015 | Women
Lisa Levart

Dianne Gray has known grief but compassion and generosity flow through Dianne like a gentle river. Therefore, White Tara, the Tibetan Goddess of Compassion, was a natural choice for Dianne to embody.

The Enduring Power of a Portrait

Soren Petersen | Posted 06.23.2015 | Arts
Soren Petersen

Upon seeing the final portrait I thought, "This is certainly not a Kodak moment." No forced smile gazed out from the canvas, but rather, a thoughtful gaze and an astonishing resemblance, executed in an honest and comprehensive way.