When is a Painting Finished?

WHEN IS A PAINTING FINISHED?

Ruji asks: "I was wondering do you have any advice for someone who can't seem to make their art look finished? Seemingly no matter...

John Banvard's Mississippi Panorama

JOHN BANVARD'S MISSISSIPPI PANORAMA

In 1840, John Banvard was obsessed with the idea of painting the largest picture in the world, so he got to work on it. "He acquired...

 
 
 
A Snow Pile Behind the Supermarket

A SNOW PILE BEHIND THE SUPERMARKET

There's a big snow pile behind the supermarket, with a view down John M. Clark Road in Kingston. The sun is rim-lighting the white...

Bouguereau Exhibition Opens Today

BOUGUEREAU EXHIBITION OPENS TODAY

A major exhibition of William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) opens today at the Milwaukee Art Museum . "Bouguereau and America showcases...

 
 
 
Creating People Who Don't Exist

CREATING PEOPLE WHO DON'T EXIST

Have you ever seen this person before? There's no chance of it because she was just created by a computer. A new website called " This...

James Sharples, Traveling Portrait Artist

JAMES SHARPLES, TRAVELING PORTRAIT ARTIST

James Sharples was born in England and trained in France. He came to America in 1798 and built a portrait business by traveling from...

 
 
 
Jonah Asks about Process

JONAH ASKS ABOUT PROCESS

Jonah asks: "I was just curious about your personal approach as a creative towards developing an abstract idea and constructing an...

PAINTING SMOG - SIX SECRETS FOR CREATING ATMOSPHERE

It's time to paint that parking lot in Kingston, New York. It was a nice clear day, but I added warm, smoky air to add more atmosphere...

 
 
 
Anna Airy's Industrial Art

ANNA AIRY'S INDUSTRIAL ART

Anna Airy (1882-1962) painted plenty of genteel portraits and delicate flowers, but she also portrayed gritty industrial scenes, and...

Hitler Watercolors at Auction

HITLER WATERCOLORS AT AUCTION

Vienna State Opera House, Adolf Hitler, 1912 Before Adolph Hitler's rise as the Nazi dictator, he was a struggling art student. During...

 
 
 

TEASER FOR "THE REAL T. REX"

Here's a teaser for “The Real T. Rex” coming up in the April issue of Ranger Rick Magazine. --Questions: Karin Spijker asks: Is that...

Dinotopia Paintings in Denmark

DINOTOPIA PAINTINGS IN DENMARK

Here are some Dinotopia paintings at the entrance to the science fiction exhibition "Into the Unknown" in Odense, Denmark, through...

 
 
 

EYVIND EARLE VIDEO BIO

This short video tells the story of Eyvind Earle, who overcame a troubled childhood to be one of the most productive and style-setting...

Painting with the Split Brush Technique

PAINTING WITH THE SPLIT BRUSH TECHNIQUE

There's snow on the ground, but it's about 50 degrees Fahrenheit , so I can bring the casein paint outdoors. I paint this field study...

 
 
 
Would You Choose Nature without Art or Art without Nature?

WOULD YOU CHOOSE NATURE WITHOUT ART OR ART WITHOUT NATURE?

On Facebook, I shared a little thought experiment: Suppose you had to choose one of the following two alternatives: 1) the rest of...

VERMEER DEVICE

Wolfgang Beltracchi created and tested this optical device to explore whether it might have worked for Vermeer. Image courtesy Mundus...

 
 
 

VIDEORESEÑA: "LUZ Y COLOR"

Here's a video review by Carlos García Revilla of the Spanish-language edition of Color and Light.

Pet Peeves about Sketch Groups

PET PEEVES ABOUT SKETCH GROUPS

On Instagram , I asked: What are your pet peeves about figure drawing groups? Here's what you answered: asidesart Often unimaginative...

 
 
 
Theatrical Maquettes by Marcel Jambon

THEATRICAL MAQUETTES BY MARCEL JAMBON

Marcel Jambon, Set design model for Giuseppe Verdi's Otello, 1895 Marcel Jambon (1848-1908) was a French scenic designer who built...

Interview with a Russian Academic Master, Part 2

INTERVIEW WITH A RUSSIAN ACADEMIC MASTER, PART 2

Today we continue the interview that we started yesterday with Professor Sergey Chubirko, who teaches the Russian Academic tradition...

 
 
 



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 ...

Painting from life- Barbara Pask

Painting from life- Barbara Pask

Painted this today from a set up, I set it up in a window so it was back lit. This is oil on a 8” x 10” canvas. Read more ...

Dough & CO / Tomi Atelier Architecs

Dough & CO / Tomi Atelier Architecs

© Xaysavath Sommaly Architects: Tomi Atelier Architecs Location: WJCF+6R, Vientiane, Laos Category: Coffee Shop Lead Architect: Vannavong Sithammarath Team Members: Leekeng... Read more ...

Abstract Contemporary Art Painting “ANCIENT WISDOM“ by Santa Fe Contemporary...

Abstract Contemporary Art Painting “ANCIENT WISDOM“ by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

This painting is created using Venetian plaster on canvas. I have an online class that teaches you how to make this painting. It has beautiful cracks in the plaster, collage... Read more ...

Mark Webster - Mountain River Abstract Palette Knife Acrylic Painting

Mark Webster - Mountain River Abstract Palette Knife Acrylic Painting

Mark Webster - Mountain River Abstract Palette Knife Acrylic Painting. 10x8" Acrylic on Canvas. Read more ...

House-K / Atelier KUKKA Architects

House-K / Atelier KUKKA Architects

© HIROKAZU TOUWAKU Architects: Atelier KUKKA Architects Location: Hokuto, Japan Category: Houses Lead:Architect: Maki Okubo Project Year: 2017 Photographs: HIROKAZU TOUWAKU Read more ...

Contemporary Landscape Painting,Textured Art, Mixed Media, Fine Art For Sale...

Contemporary Landscape Painting,Textured Art, Mixed Media, Fine Art For Sale “Pleasant Valley” by Contemporary Artist Liz Thoresen

40"x30"x1.5" Acrylic on Canvas/Available $2400 Read more ...

Abstract Mixed Media Botanical Landscape Painting "From Seeds" by Intuitive...

Abstract Mixed Media Botanical Landscape Painting "From Seeds" by Intuitive Artist Joan Fullerton

This loose abstract work has gold leaf accents and an elegant simplicity. 40"x30" Acrylic on Canvas-Available HERE Visit to 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 - 2 people having a conversation / Fehrenbacher Hof

Scavenger Hunt - 2 people having a conversation / Fehrenbacher Hof

Item 3 - 2 people having a conversation These 2 guys were sitting right behind a few of us Urban Sketchers who chose to stay inside the Hof. They were having a talk about hard... Read more ...

Contemporary Seascape, Abstract Seascape, Coastal Living Decor, Fine Art...

Contemporary Seascape, Abstract Seascape, Coastal Living Decor, Fine Art , Stormy Sea, "FUN AT HIGH TIDE-Racing the Tide Series" by International Contemporary Artist Kimberly Conrad

This series was inspired by a trip to Cambria, California last year. A dear friend and I spent two days combing the beach for sea glass. One of the days the tide was coming in... Read more ...