How They Made "Big Heads"

HOW THEY MADE "BIG HEADS"

"Big Heads" was a game show for British TV where ordinary contestants wore giant celebrity heads while trying to accomplish slapstick...

Gericault Watercolor Sk

GERICAULT WATERCOLOR SK

Théodore Géricault (1791-1824) is best known for oil paintings such as Raft of the Medusa, and for his oil studies, but he often used...

 
 
 
Diwakar Karkare's Bollywood Posters

DIWAKAR KARKARE'S BOLLYWOOD POSTERS

Diwakar Karkare was one of the leading artists for Bollywood movies, back in the day when hand-painted posters were crucial to marketing...

GOUACHE ADVENTURE: THE GREEN FOOTPATH

Let's head out on a new adventure with the husky dog "Smooth." The Green Footpath leads us back into the woods, and I decide to paint...

 
 
 
Tomb of Merlin

TOMB OF MERLIN

Tomb of Merlin by Joseph Michael Gandy, 1815 In this architectural watercolor by Joseph Michael Gandy, Merlin's tomb glows in the center...

Eduard Thöny's Caricatures

EDUARD THÖNY'S CARICATURES

I always encourage young caricaturists to study the masters of the past, rather than looking too much at the contemporary scene. Eduard...

 
 
 
Flagg Paints the Instrument Makers

FLAGG PAINTS THE INSTRUMENT MAKERS

In 1907, American illustrator James Montgomery Flagg found a newspaper clipping about a remote town in Germany called Markneukirchen,...

Inside the Brooder Box

INSIDE THE BROODER BOX

Huddled under the warm light of the brooder box is a lively new clutch of guinea fowl keets. I set up my stool and dive into the scene...

 
 
 
The Cult of the British Naturalists

THE CULT OF THE BRITISH NATURALISTS

A group of British artists of the nineteenth century hung out with the painters living in rural France. They were especially inspired...

OIL PAINTING WITH TEXTURAL EFFECTS

Tutorial video about impasto techniques for oil painting will premiere on YouTube today at 1:00pm New York time. It will be a good...

 
 
 
The Peaceful Watercolors of J. J. Hilder

THE PEACEFUL WATERCOLORS OF J. J. HILDER

Jesse Jewhurst Hilder (1881-1916) was an Australian watercolorist who was adept at softness and simplicity. Here he groups together...

First-Hand Gleanings from Sargent

FIRST-HAND GLEANINGS FROM SARGENT

In his memoir , painter and sculptor Emil Fuchs said he asked John Singer Sargent for permission to paint in the master's presence...

 
 
 
Joe De Mers, American Illustrator

JOE DE MERS, AMERICAN ILLUSTRATOR

Joe De Mers (1910-1984) was a style setter in the mid-20th century illustrated magazines. He painted glamorous women in romantic situations,...

Hsieh Ming Chang

HSIEH MING CHANG

Hsieh Ming Chang is a Taiwanese watercolorist born in 1955. This painting has an upshot angle of a doorway with carvings and decorations....

 
 
 
Before and After Morphine

BEFORE AND AFTER MORPHINE

Spanish painter Santiago Rusiñol (1861-1931) painted a young woman before and after taking morphine. Santiago Rusiñol - Before Morphine,...

Clebsch Maps

CLEBSCH MAPS

Clebsch Maps are a way of visualizing the pattern of dynamic movement within fluids, such as air or water. They're particularly useful...

 
 
 

PAINTING IS SPLASHING COLOR

If only painting were as easy as splashing color on a line drawing. -- How I Paint Dinosaurs

BEGINNER'S DRAWING KITS

Toy Collector Mel Birnkrant shares his copy of the Donald Duck Paint and Crayon Set. It came with a paint brush, mixing cups, 8 wax...

 
 
 

PAINTING IN A WEIRD FOREST

Let's hunt down the weird magic of the wild woods. I carry my sketching gear far into the woods along an overgrown horse trail. It's...

Can you use other artists' work as reference?

CAN YOU USE OTHER ARTISTS' WORK AS REFERENCE?

Painting by Louis Béroud depicting copyists in the Louvre Joe asks: What is your take on illustrators using other painters' work as...

 
 
 



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 ...

Abstract Seascape Painting, Coastal Art, Contemporary Beach Art, “Late...

Abstract Seascape Painting, Coastal Art, Contemporary Beach Art, “Late Afternoon Surf” by International Contemporary Landscape Artist Kimberly Conrad

FRESH OFF THE EASEL This piece is from my Skillern's Seas Series. It is wired and ready to hang. The paint flow continues around the sides for a beautiful finish. 24"x36"x1.5... Read more ...

Abstract Landscape Painting, Contemporary Art “Wonderment” by Intuitive...

Abstract Landscape Painting, Contemporary Art “Wonderment” by Intuitive Artist Joan Fullerton

16" x 20" x .75" Acrylic on Cradled Panel Read more ...

Gym Loft / eklund terbeek

Gym Loft / eklund terbeek

© René de Wit Architects: eklund terbeek Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands Category: Apartment interiors Lead Architects: Jenny Eklund, Dominique ter Beek Area: 230.0... Read more ...

Filomena de Andrade Booth Fine Art Paintings

Filomena de Andrade Booth Fine Art Paintings

Summer Marsh 20" x 20" x 1.5"Acrylic on heavily textured canvas Purchasing Information This original, abstract landscape painting is stretched on a textured 1.5" deep gallery... Read more ...

Hofstraat House Addition / Dierendonckblancke Architects

Hofstraat House Addition / Dierendonckblancke Architects

© Filip Dujardin Architects: Dierendonckblancke Architects Location: Ghent, Belgium Category: Extension Area: 141.0 m2 Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Filip Dujardin Read more ...

Albert Julius Olsson, Cloudy Moonlight

Albert Julius Olsson, Cloudy Moonlight

Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery Date: c. 1900 Technique: Oil on canvas Source Read more ...

The Sandy Cliffs and Blue Skies of Martha's Vineyard Abstracted into...

The Sandy Cliffs and Blue Skies of Martha's Vineyard Abstracted into Paintings by Rachael Cassiani

Moshup Moment. Images: Field Gallery Massachusetts-based artist Rachael Cassiani finds inspiration in her local beaches, dunes, and cloud-strewn skies to create abstract... Read more ...

Contemporary Art, Fluid Abstract Painting “CONFUSION IN THE SKY” by Colorado...

Contemporary Art, Fluid Abstract Painting “CONFUSION IN THE SKY” by Colorado Artist Susan Fowler

FRESH OFF THE EASEL... This painting is part of my brand new 2019 series "The Skyward Collection" 6"x6"x1" Acrylic on Canvas/Available $50 Read more ...

Mixed Media Abstract Vertical Painting "MYSTIC TELEPATHY " by Santa Fe...

Mixed Media Abstract Vertical Painting "MYSTIC TELEPATHY " by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

Glass orbs, metal particles and mica flakes create light and texture.I painted this for my friends song by the name Deep Mental Telepathy.When I listened to his music this is... Read more ...

Celebrating The Earth's Beauty - 16C Goddess Flora, Goddess of Flowers

Celebrating The Earth's Beauty - 16C Goddess Flora, Goddess of Flowers

Ambroise Dubois (Flemish-born French artist, 1542-43-1614-15) Flore ou Allégorie de l'été Summer is the perfect time to celebrate Earth's Beauty & Bounty. Flowers gave beauty &... Read more ...