A Graham Sutherland Churchill Portrait Survivor

A GRAHAM SUTHERLAND CHURCHILL PORTRAIT SURVIVOR

Several years ago I did a Molti Riratti post on Winston Churchill. One of the paintings was the one in the image above, a 1954 portrait...

Who Was Illustrator August Bleser, Jr.?

WHO WAS ILLUSTRATOR AUGUST BLESER, JR.?

August Bleser, Jr. (1898-1966) was an illustrator active during the 1920s and 30s and probably beyond, for whom I can find no biographical...

 
 
 
Some Unfinished Thomas Lawrence Portraits

SOME UNFINISHED THOMAS LAWRENCE PORTRAITS

I last wrote about Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830) here . He was a prolific portrait painter, creating works both fine and mediocre,...

Illustrator John Clymer Artifacts, Plus a Tom Lovell Bit

ILLUSTRATOR JOHN CLYMER ARTIFACTS, PLUS A TOM LOVELL BIT

Recently I was on a get-out-of-town jaunt and found myself driving through Ellensburg, a college town in central Washington where I...

 
 
 
Carl von Piloty, an Accessible Pompier

CARL VON PILOTY, AN ACCESSIBLE POMPIER

Carl Theodor von Piloty (1826-1886) was a leading Munich academic painter during the third quarter of the 19th century. That entry...

Some London Architecture 1912 and Recent

SOME LONDON ARCHITECTURE 1912 AND RECENT

Some European cities have chosen to keep large Modern and Postmodern buildings separated from their core areas that contain premodern...

 
 
 
Great War Group Portraits Displaying Commentary

GREAT WAR GROUP PORTRAITS DISPLAYING COMMENTARY

London's National Portrait Gallery has been using the centenary of the 1914-1918 Great War as a theme for presentations in some of...

Adolphe Willette's "Parce Domine"

ADOLPHE WILLETTE'S "PARCE DOMINE"

If you happen to be interested in the Paris art scene from around, say, 1880 into the 1920s, a museum well worth a visit is the Musée...

 
 
 
Kolo Moser: Some Graphic Art

KOLO MOSER: SOME GRAPHIC ART

Koloman Moser (1868-1918) was one of the key players in the Vienna Secession movement, active in a variety of media as I posted here....

Did Raymond Perry Rodgers Neilson Copy Richard E. Miller?

DID RAYMOND PERRY RODGERS NEILSON COPY RICHARD E. MILLER?

There is almost no Internet information regarding the skilled American portrait painter Raymond Perry Rodgers Neilson (1881-1964)....

 
 
 
Some of Degas' Unfinished Paintings

SOME OF DEGAS' UNFINISHED PAINTINGS

I enjoy posting about unfinished paintings because I am curious as to how various artists went about their work, and unfinished paintings...

Zack Mosley's Character-Driven Smilin' Jack Comic

ZACK MOSLEY'S CHARACTER-DRIVEN SMILIN' JACK COMIC

In the 1930s most American adventure-type comic strips lacked illustrator-quality artwork. One example I used here was the Buck Rogers...

 
 
 
Munich Secession's First President: Bruno Piglhein

MUNICH SECESSION'S FIRST PRESIDENT: BRUNO PIGLHEIN

The 1890s were a time of secession movements in German-speaking countries, wherein groups of artists broke away from current exhibition...

Willard Mullin, The Sports Cartoonist

WILLARD MULLIN, THE SPORTS CARTOONIST

Willard Mullin (1902-1978) is considered by many, including me, to be the best-ever American sports cartoonist. He's likely to hold...

 
 
 
Hans Thoma: German Semi- Pre-Raphaelite

HANS THOMA: GERMAN SEMI- PRE-RAPHAELITE

Hans Thoma (1839-1924), according to some sources Germany's most popular artist around the turn of the 20th century, is difficult to...

Shedding Ivy from the Empress

SHEDDING IVY FROM THE EMPRESS

Some older American colleges and universities have a springtime Ivy Day tradition that, among other activities, involves placing a...

 
 
 
Wilhelm Leibl: Influential, But Hard to Pin Down

WILHELM LEIBL: INFLUENTIAL, BUT HARD TO PIN DOWN

Wilhelm Maria Hubertus Leibl (1844-1900) was enough of an influence on some well-known late-19th century German painters that the label...

Kerry Ury's Nighttime Scenes

KERRY URY'S NIGHTTIME SCENES

Let's call it a mini-genre. Maybe even a micro-genre. I'm thinking of urban nighttime scenes - exteriors and interiors. Many artists...

 
 
 
Carl Vilhelm Holsøe: Danish Vermeer?

CARL VILHELM HOLSØE: DANISH VERMEER?

Carl Vilhelm Holsøe (1863-1935) was a Danish artist who painted a surprising number of similar scenes. Those scenes were interiors...

Edwin Blashfield, American Classical Muralist

EDWIN BLASHFIELD, AMERICAN CLASSICAL MURALIST

Edwin Howland Blashfield (1848-1936), Wikipedia entry here , specialized in mural painting. He was successful at that, winning a number...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Newbie Award in Cider Painters of America

Newbie Award in Cider Painters of America

Title: King of Sumatra Size: 3 x 3 inches Medium: Acrylic Support: Illustration board This week, I received a phone call from Cider Painters of America saying that this tiger... Read more ...

Red Onions, Palette Knife - SOLD

Red Onions, Palette Knife - SOLD

Red Onions, Palette Knife Oil on Wood Panel, 5" x 7" SOLD at $20 plus $10 shipping. Buy with PayPal Sometimes it's just something different to try to apply paint with a palette... Read more ...

Plums on White - SOLD

Plums on White - SOLD

Plums on White Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas, 6" x 6" x 1.5" SOLD at $25 plus $10 shipping. Buy with PayPal This one is gallery wrapped, painted all around, top, sides and... Read more ...

Late Summer at Primm Barn

Late Summer at Primm Barn

A late summer day at the Primm barn and property in Brentwood Tennessee. Gouache 5x7 Buy Now at, Read more ...

Best of Show

Best of Show

Title: Tiger FaceSize: 11" x 14"Medium: AcrylicSupport: Stretched canvas This painting won Best of Show in 2012 11th Annual Wildlife Juried Art Competition hosted by Irving Art... Read more ...

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

From the joint book I did in 2012 with Cory Loftis and Mindy Lee. Catra Sees All. Can buy online here Also an image from my new book. I also added a progress GIF! by gh... Read more ...

ORIGINAL CONTEMPORARY BALD EAGLE Painting on Panel in OILS by OLGA WAGNER

ORIGINAL CONTEMPORARY BALD EAGLE Painting on Panel in OILS by OLGA WAGNER

Using some leftover paint from the last painting...Perfect color combination for an Eagle... "GRACE and BEAUTY" 6x6 Oil on Panel AVAILABLE HERE "On an Easel" BLOG WEBSITE... Read more ...

Ruby with Broken Leg and Cone

Ruby with Broken Leg and Cone

12 x14 in, oil on panel She has lived in this cone for weeks. It is hard plastic, so unfriendly. I am suffering over this cone. Read more ...

Shadow Slope. 6" x 6", oil on gessobord

Shadow Slope. 6" x 6", oil on gessobord

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Sunlit Siesta, 10" x 10", oil on cradled gessobord

Sunlit Siesta, 10" x 10", oil on cradled gessobord

View of the 2" cradling, allowing the painting to be hung without a frame. Read more ...