352: Black is a Color

352: BLACK IS A COLOR

I HAVE read countless accounts of how many artists avoid using black paint at all costs. Some even decry it as not being a real color....

351: Drawing Like Van Gogh

351: DRAWING LIKE VAN GOGH

LEARNING to replicate the energy of your drawings in your paintings is one of the most productive advances you can make in painting....

 
 
 
350: How to Get Bright Color Using Color Charts

350: HOW TO GET BRIGHT COLOR USING COLOR CHARTS

SIXTEEN years ago I read an art instruction book that recommended making color charts. I used artist tape to mark off the swatches...

349: New Instructional Video

349: NEW INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO

I published my new instructional video with Gumroad. They provide the best download speeds and easiest purchasing options. The one...

 
 
 
348: Studio Visit Video

348: STUDIO VISIT VIDEO

MANITOU Galleries suggested I make a short video giving collectors a view into my studio and my process. I filmed a five-minute segment...

347: Paintings at Manitou Galleries

347: PAINTINGS AT MANITOU GALLERIES

IT has been a lifelong ambition to get gallery representation in Santa Fe, New Mexico, which is the third largest art market in the...

 
 
 
346: Understanding Creativity

346: UNDERSTANDING CREATIVITY

WHY do some people love art and others seem unmoved by it? I'm always interested in the reaction of people who visit our home. Our...

345: Cypher Show Interview

345: CYPHER SHOW INTERVIEW

A few readers who were unable to attend the Persistence of Vision Show requested I upload some footage. I forgot to film opening night...

 
 
 
344: Persistence of Paradox Show

344: PERSISTENCE OF PARADOX SHOW

"Out of the fires of desire and despair and forge all the formerly irreconcilable opposites of paradox." - Cypher -OVER the last two...

343: Thank You to my Friends from India

343: THANK YOU TO MY FRIENDS FROM INDIA

TO be in the company of those who wish the best for you is one of the greatest blessings a person can have. Over the years many artists...

 
 
 
342: Writing a Press Release

342: WRITING A PRESS RELEASE

IT is a good idea when having a show to write a brief press release. Press releases are prewritten articles to intrigue journalists...

341: "Persistence of Paradox" Interview

341: "PERSISTENCE OF PARADOX" INTERVIEW

Marker painting, Dali, 12" x 14", with QR code -I was honored to be interviewed for James Gurney's blog about the upcoming Persistence...

 
 
 
339: Review of 12 Rules for Life

339: REVIEW OF 12 RULES FOR LIFE

Cypher Graphic Novel , by Brad Teare -I was honored that clinical psychologist and Youtube superstar Jordan B. Peterson sent me a review...

340: Why Paintings Crack, Part 2

340: WHY PAINTINGS CRACK, PART 2

Closeup of Summer Sky, 48" x 48" -PAINTINGS with thick applications of paint are especially prone to cracking. So I've decided I need...

 
 
 
339: Review of 12 Rules for Life

339: REVIEW OF 12 RULES FOR LIFE

Cypher Graphic Novel , by Brad Teare -I was honored that clinical psychologist and Youtube superstar Jordan B. Peterson sent me a review...

338: Publishing with Zno

338: PUBLISHING WITH ZNO

I recently published a book with Zno and found it to be an easy way to print on-demand books. The prices seem reasonable and they've...

 
 
 
337: Why Do People Like Abstract Art?

337: WHY DO PEOPLE LIKE ABSTRACT ART?

I was honored to receive a review copy of Nobel Prize winner Dr. Eric R. Kandel 's latest book Reductionism in Art and Brain Science....

336: Making a Portfolio Magazine

336: MAKING A PORTFOLIO MAGAZINE

I recently made a new portfolio magazine via Blurb (you can preview the entire magazine below). I find the method vastly superior to...

 
 
 
335: Preventing Paintings from Cracking

335: PREVENTING PAINTINGS FROM CRACKING

IN time nearly every oil painting will crack. But the challenge is to postpone that inevitability as long as possible. If you observe...

344: Playing with Pinterest

344: PLAYING WITH PINTEREST

I HAVE mentioned several times that Pinterest and Instagram are my two favorite social media platforms. Instagram has proved useful,...

 
 
 



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 ...

Morse d curve / Moon Hoon

Morse d curve / Moon Hoon

© Namgoong sun Architects: Moon Hoon Location: 23, Tongil-ro 78 road, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul, South Korea Category: Commercial Architecture Lead Architects: Moon Hoon, Kim... Read more ...

Scavenger Hunt - Items 8 and 10

Scavenger Hunt - Items 8 and 10

Item 8: a meal or snack This was at the Coffee & Sketch meetup at St. Honore bakery on SE Division. I had to buy three pastries so I could eat one and still leave two to... Read more ...

Contemporary Colorful Landscape Painting, Mixed Media, Trees, Fine Art For...

Contemporary Colorful Landscape Painting, Mixed Media, Trees, Fine Art For Sale, “WHISPERS OF THE TRUTH” By Passionate Purposeful Painter Holly Hunter Berry

Hard to believe but the inspiration for this painting was a view of an area that was dry, with dead leaves and very few patches of green. I decided to paint this as I imagined... Read more ...

Abstract Landscape, Mixed Media, Blazing Sky, Contemporary Painting “Blazing...

Abstract Landscape, Mixed Media, Blazing Sky, Contemporary Painting “Blazing Glory” by Carol Nelson Fine Art

Flash and sparkle. Dramatic colors. Rough and smooth textures. If these things appeal to you, this is your painting. It may be hung as is, or framed for a more finished... Read more ...

Botanical Abstract Painting,Textured Art, Mixed Media Fine Art For Sale...

Botanical Abstract Painting,Textured Art, Mixed Media Fine Art For Sale “First Frost” by Contemporary Artist Liz Thoresen

FRESH OFF THE EASEL... 30"x30"x1.5" Acrylic on Canvas/Available $1575 Read more ...

Boxen / Dehlin Brattgård Arkitekter

Boxen / Dehlin Brattgård Arkitekter

© Johan Dehlin Architects: Dehlin Brattgård Arkitekter Location: Exercisplan 4, 111 49 Stockholm, Sweden Category: Extension Lead Architects: Johan Dehlin, Johannes... Read more ...

WIP: Primaris Dark Angel Reivers

WIP: Primaris Dark Angel Reivers

Here's a little WIP shot of three Reivers I've got going on at the moment. These are from Issue 21 of the Conquest Magazine Subscription. Hoping to have these finished by the... Read more ...

915 Extreme Buoyancy

915 Extreme Buoyancy

I believe that, like most practices, the more an artist paints, the greater the evolution. In my case, it has evolved that I love painting collections of items, and that's why... Read more ...

Saturday

Saturday

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"Festive Flowers" 8in x 8in oil

"Festive Flowers" 8in x 8in oil

These bright red and purple flowers were irresistible! Looking and the mass of color was a perfect time to smear the little flowers together. Thank you for viewing my art. Read more ...