Portraits in the Audience

PORTRAITS IN THE AUDIENCE

At the Portrait Society Conference , everyone is a model-wittingly or not-including a member of the audience near me. This sketch uses...

Sargent's Technique and Temperament

SARGENT'S TECHNIQUE AND TEMPERAMENT

John Singer Sargent's grandnephew, Richard Ormond, speaks with veteran portrait painter Michael Shane Neal about Sargent's technique...

 
 
 
Side by Side Demos

SIDE BY SIDE DEMOS

The Portrait Society Conference features many painting demos, where the artists paint models in oil during a 2-3 hour period, commenting...

Name Inflation

NAME INFLATION

Hanging out with legends of the portrait painting tradition: Michael Shane Neal and Everett Raymond Kinstler. This followed a presentation...

 
 
 
Three-Hour Portrait

THREE-HOUR PORTRAIT

The opening event of the Portrait Society Conference is the Faceoff, where 15 artist paint from 5 models over a 3 hour period. Joseph...

BUSINESS BREAKFAST

We're at the Portrait Society Conference in Washington, DC. I paint two guys discussing business over breakfast. I using black and...

 
 
 
A Chat with a School Bus Driver

A CHAT WITH A SCHOOL BUS DRIVER

Driving through Maryland we noticed the school buses parked behind this house. It still had an old TV antenna on top. In the video,...

Portrait Society This Weekend

PORTRAIT SOCIETY THIS WEEKEND

I'm doing a few oil copies to get in practice for the Portrait Society Conference in Washington, DC this week. This is based on Velazquez's...

 
 
 

PAINTING A RED MAZDA ON LOCATION

My car needs a tuneup, so I leave it off at the dealership. I make a cup of coffee and sit down at the edge of the showroom. A red...

Juana Romani, model turned painter

JUANA ROMANI, MODEL TURNED PAINTER

Juana Romani was born with the name Carolina Carlesimo in Italy. Her mother brought her to Paris, where she began working as an artist...

 
 
 
How Hollyhocks trap color

HOW HOLLYHOCKS TRAP COLOR

Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1942) was an artist, garden designer, and writer. She wrote playfully about how flower petals can focus and intensify...

Floor Tile Optical Illusion

FLOOR TILE OPTICAL ILLUSION

A company in the UK created this pattern of floor tiles to create the illusion of an undulating surface. It could help discourage people...

 
 
 
Nicolas's Questions

NICOLAS'S QUESTIONS

Nicolas is a high school student who chose me for his research subject. I sent him some published interviews to cover the FAQs, and...

Harry Anderson Book

HARRY ANDERSON BOOK

American illustrator Harry Anderson (1906-1996) is the subject of a new monograph that's now available. Anderson was a specialist in...

 
 
 
Do your eyes play tricks on you?

DO YOUR EYES PLAY TRICKS ON YOU?

Do you see things exactly as they are, or do your eyes play tricks on you? Check this diagram: Are the horizontal blue bands tilting...

Canada Post Honors Illustrators

CANADA POST HONORS ILLUSTRATORS

Canada Post has released a stamp set that honors five illustrators: Will Davies, Blair Drawson, Gérard DuBois, James Hill and Anita...

 
 
 

PAINTING THE VIEW OUT THE WINDOW

It's a rare snowfall in April. I want to paint the view out the diner window while showing a little of the interior space as well. The...

The Ups and Downs of Anna Bilińska-Bohdanowicz

THE UPS AND DOWNS OF ANNA BILIŃSKA-BOHDANOWICZ

Anna Bilińska-Bohdanowicz (1857-1893) traveled from her native Poland to Paris to reach her dream of becoming a portrait painter. Self...

 
 
 
Von Hayek's Animal-Painting Academy

VON HAYEK'S ANIMAL-PAINTING ACADEMY

German impressionist painter Hans von Hayek encouraged his students to paint animals from life. Painters at von Hayek's art colony...

Sketch Easel Hinge Solution

SKETCH EASEL HINGE SOLUTION

Blog reader Mel Barranco wanted to build a Sketch Easel, but had limited tools. Despite that limitation, he figured out some clever...

 
 
 



Contemporary Abstract Landscape Art Painting,“WINDOW OF ABUNDANCE” by...

Contemporary Abstract Landscape Art Painting,“WINDOW OF ABUNDANCE” by Intuitive Artist Joan Fullerton

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Bold Expressive Still Life Flower Art Painting "Summer's Here" by Santa Fe...

Bold Expressive Still Life Flower Art Painting "Summer's Here" by Santa Fe Artist Annie O'Brien GonzalesBold Expressive Still Life Flower Art Painting "Summer's Here" by Santa Fe Artist Annie O'Brien Gonzales

40"x30" Oil on Canvas/Available HERE My NEW ONLINE COURSE is now OPEN: "Floral Still Life Painting with Color and Feeling" Learn More at Read more ...

Cabinet of Curiosities / PRau Limited

Cabinet of Curiosities / PRau Limited

© Hazel Redmond Architects: PRau Limited Location: Christchurch, New Zealand Lead Architects: Phil Redmond Team: Madeleine Clarke Area: 504.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs... Read more ...

Updates Released of Renzo Piano's First Residential Project in the United States

Updates Released of Renzo Piano's First Residential Project in the United States

Courtesy of Terra New details have been released of Renzo Piano Building Workshop's first residential building in the United States ; a landmark luxury condominium scheme on... Read more ...

Contemporary Art, Mixed Media, Abstract Art Painting “Color Renovar” by...

Contemporary Art, Mixed Media, Abstract Art Painting “Color Renovar” by Arizona Artist Pat Stacy

FRESH OFF THE EASEL.. 48"x"30" Mixed Media/Available Read more ...

HL-1 House / arquitectos

HL-1 House / arquitectos

© Onnis Luque Architects: arquitectos Location: Mazatlan, Mexico Architects In Charge: Javier Hidalgo, Ezequiel Ruiz, Luis Miguel Verdugo, Javier Sánchez. Area: 488.0... Read more ...

Muller Villa / Andrea Pelati Architecte

Muller Villa / Andrea Pelati Architecte

© Thomas Jantscher Architects: Andrea Pelati Architecte Location: Cortaillod, Switzerland Lead Architects: Andrea Pelati, Antonio Conroy Area: 265.0 m2 Project Year... Read more ...

Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Painting "ACCEPTING IT ALL" by Abstract...

Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Painting "ACCEPTING IT ALL" by Abstract Artist Pamela Fowler Lordi

"ACCEPTING IT ALL" 30" x 24"Acrylic and texture on Canvas$600.00 Read more ...

Østerild Visitors and Operation Center / Cubo Arkitekter

Østerild Visitors and Operation Center / Cubo Arkitekter

© Martin Schubert Architects: Cubo Arkitekter Location: Testcentervej 7D, 7700 Thisted, Denmark Area: 650.0 m2 Project Year: 2017 Photographs: Martin Schubert Landscape... Read more ...

Italianate House / Renato D'Ettorre Architects

Italianate House / Renato D'Ettorre Architects

© Simone Bossi Architects: Renato D'Ettorre Architects Location: Surry Hills, Australia Lead Architect: Renato D'Ettorre Area: 490.0 m2 Project Year: 2017 Photographs: Simone... Read more ...