In addition to her outrageous talent, Jocelyn Henry one of my all-time favorite people, down-to-earth, clear about her convictions and smart as a whip!
In my teaching, I offer a different point of view. Decision-making is at the heart of all my teaching. Once you understand it you will be able to forge your own path.
Today, The New York Times published an article about a new installation at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum here in New York City.
I make it a point, whenever the opportunity would arise, to check out original art by the painters I admire the most: like Bouguereau, Gerome, Monsted, Paxton and DeCamp.
An escaped inmate bartered his portrait painting skills to get an unsuspecting guard to smuggle in tools used to break out of Clinton Correctional Facility.
On Tuesday September 10, my portrait of Wil de Hollander, the recently retired CEO and president of Velcro Industries N.V., was unveiled.
I'm teaching two continuing education classes this fall. Rather than me harping on why you would greatly benefit from studying with me I thought I'd have one of my students share her experience.
Artists have worked from photos for over a century and a half so you think the nay-sayers would get tired already and just shut up.
Tonight, January 11, 2013, I'm being interviewed by Kate Snow for the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams.
By now everyone in the universe is familiar with the controversy surrounding the first official portrait of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge.
Look outside yourself to expand your capabilities. This where a good teacher comes in.
These are the four ingredients former anyone looking to achieve success in life.
So here I sit, putting the finishing touches on my inaugural run as a commuting portrait painting blogging iPad Mini user.
The art that’s most interesting to me is when the artist has something real to say. It doesn’t need a significant concept.
When analyzing the work of great master painters, like Anthony Van Dyke (above), we can see that breaking the so-called rules had the opposite effect.
During my New York oil portrait artist workshop I will spend one day, with my students, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I'll be analyzing a number of great master portraits and talk about how they relate to my teaching.T
When the meter is running how is it possible to create great paintings? I'm afraid I can't buy that the best strategy for a long, satisfying and lucrative career is churning out substandard work.
Here is the Rembrandt Self Portrait (detail below) I referred to in my discussion about Herman Doomer.
When I look at a masterpiece I very rarely concern myself with the technical aspects. I’m much more interested in the thinking process behind the painting.
Marvin Mattelson is an award winning portrait artist and educator with over 40 years experience as a professional artist as well as a member of the faculty at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. Marvin teaches virtual painting classes to students around the globe. You can read Marvin's biography, commission him to paint your portrait, find out more about his teaching or start a dialog by contacting him directly.