ARTISTS IN THE CALAIS JUNGLE

What happens if you're a refugee but also a dreamer? This mini documentary takes us inside the life of stateless artists who make time...

Priest Before the Sermon

PRIEST BEFORE THE SERMON

Here's a priest before the sermon, turned inward in contemplation. I used just four tools: black and red-brown water-soluble colored...

 
 
 
Krøyer's Studio

KRØYER'S STUDIO

This photo of the studio of Peder Krøyer studio shows his famous painting Hip, Hip, Hurrah! Just below that is a parabolic reflecting...

MORPHING STOCKHOLM

Refik Anadol has developed software that can melt one form into another in an ever-evolving flow of dreamlike images. Forms that we...

 
 
 
Menzel's Paintings on Paper

MENZEL'S PAINTINGS ON PAPER

Adolph Menzel, Senior Privy Councillor Knerk, portrait study for the painting The Coronation of Wilhelm I in Königsberg, 1863/1865,...

Seeing the Big Shapes, Painting the Details

SEEING THE BIG SHAPES, PAINTING THE DETAILS

It's an overcast October day in Rhinecliff, New York and I want to paint this street scene in gouache. Even with a straightforward...

 
 
 
Heatmaps Show Where We're Looking

HEATMAPS SHOW WHERE WE'RE LOOKING

Eyetracking heatmaps appear as red and yellow blobs where viewers spend the most time looking. Norman Rockwell's Freedom from Want,...

Warren Baumgartner in Illustration Magazine

WARREN BAUMGARTNER IN ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE

The new issue of Illustration Magazine has a feature on Warren Baumgartner (1894-1963). Writer David Saunders says: "The artist preferred...

 
 
 
Priming for a Gouache Painting

PRIMING FOR A GOUACHE PAINTING

Sarah Noda says: You stated that you primed the paper with casein and that it could be primed with acrylic. If you primed with acrylic...

Cartoons of Bernard Partridge

CARTOONS OF BERNARD PARTRIDGE

Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin check up on the state of the world. Bernard Partridge was a book illustrator and a cartoonist for...

 
 
 

QUESTION ABOUT DIGITAL TECHNIQUES

Jacob asks: "Do you see the use of digital illustration today as a hindrance or an advancement in the art industry today?" The short...

SHORT FILM ABOUT THE RESILIENCE OF NATURE

Acclaimed naturalist David Attenborough presents this optimistic short film about the individuality of spiders, the resilience of nature,...

 
 
 
Choosing Something to Paint

CHOOSING SOMETHING TO PAINT

Ogden Pleissner (1905-1983), Old Maid's Lane Good advice from Arthur Guptill: "Don't spend all day hunting for something to paint....

Is College Necessary for a Freelance Career?

IS COLLEGE NECESSARY FOR A FREELANCE CAREER?

A visit to an art school. I'm wearing a T-shirt from San Jose State's Shrunkenheadman Club Jacob asks:"Do you think a college education...

 
 
 
The Oblique Effect

THE OBLIQUE EFFECT

Our visual systems are equipped with special cells in the visual cortex whose job is to detect vertically aligned edges, bars, and...

The Corpus Christi Procession by Ramon Casas

THE CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION BY RAMON CASAS

With startling photographic clarity, Ramon Casas paints a historic moment. Ramon Casas (1866-1932), "The Corpus Christi Procession Leaving...

 
 
 
Is It OK to Mix Water Media?

IS IT OK TO MIX WATER MEDIA?

Pure transparent watercolor is wonderful, but it's healthy to experiment with mixed media too. This is a clip from my YouTube video...

Removing Underwater Atmospherics

REMOVING UNDERWATER ATMOSPHERICS

Engineer and oceanographer Derya Akkaynak has developed an algorithm called Sea-Thru that removes the blue-green atmospherics of underwater...

 
 
 
Artistic Integrity and Commercial Art

ARTISTIC INTEGRITY AND COMMERCIAL ART

S. H. R. Rjjal asks: "Mr. Gurney, what's your take on artistic integrity and commercial art? The original Harry Potter illustrator...

Painting Snow Scenes in Gouache

PAINTING SNOW SCENES IN GOUACHE

The new December/January issue of International Artist Magazine has an article that I wrote on painting snow scenes outdoors. I painted...

 
 
 



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 ...

Building Up: Modern Architecture in Pakistan

Building Up: Modern Architecture in Pakistan

Courtesy of Najmi Bilgrami Collaborative Pakistani architecture is defined by multiplicity. Both following tradition and breaking from it, contemporary projects contend with... Read more ...

Red Box House / The Grid Architects

Red Box House / The Grid Architects

© 2019 Photographix India Architects: The Grid Architects Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India Area: 4259.54 ft2 Project Year: 2019 Photographs: 2019 Photographix India Read more ...

SUREN Leather Goods Store / Wonder Architects

SUREN Leather Goods Store / Wonder Architects

Architects: Wonder Architects Location: Beijing, China Area: 150.0 m2 Project Year: 2019 Photographs: Yumeng Zhu Photographs: Courtesy of Wonder Architects Read more ...

Colorado River, Impressionist Landscape, Mountain Landscape, Trees, Fine Art...

Colorado River, Impressionist Landscape, Mountain Landscape, Trees, Fine Art Oil Painting

This peaceful little tributary joins the mighty Colorado River downstream just around the bend, and the mood changes from intimate and peaceful to open and impartial. 16"x12... Read more ...

Bata Mews Housing / LOM architecture and design

Bata Mews Housing / LOM architecture and design

© Simon Kennedy Architects: LOM architecture and design Location: East Tilbury, United Kingdom Area: 2970.0 m2 Project Year: 2019 Photographs: Simon Kennedy Read more ...

BOGO SALE-Mixed Media Abstract Painting “Sing to Me” by Santa Fe...

BOGO SALE-Mixed Media Abstract Painting “Sing to Me” by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

Sing to Me Welcome to the much anticipated 8th Annual Six Weeks of Giving BOGO Event Every year for a limited time I make my paintings available for an incredible deal. You buy... Read more ...

Aspen Tree Painting, Abstract Aspens,Snow, Landscape "STANDING STRONG...

Aspen Tree Painting, Abstract Aspens,Snow, Landscape "STANDING STRONG - ASPENS IN WINTER SERIES" by Colorado Contemporary Landscape Artist Kimberly Conrad

Each year I paint a limited number of these snowy aspen pieces, to be released in November. Fall into Winter is my favorite time of year, and I paint these with great... Read more ...

Summer House / DDAANN

Summer House / DDAANN

© BoysPlayNice Architects: DDAANN Location: Central Bohemia Region, Czech Republic Area: 176.0 m2 Project Year: 2019 Photographs: BoysPlayNice Read more ...

Colorado River, Impressionist Landscape, Mountain Landscape, Trees, Fine Art...

Colorado River, Impressionist Landscape, Mountain Landscape, Trees, Fine Art Oil Painting

This peaceful little tributary joins the mighty Colorado River downstream just around the bend, and the mood changes from intimate and peaceful to open and impartial. 16"x12... Read more ...

Contemporary Colorful Landscape Painting ,Mixed Media, Fine Art For Sale, “I...

Contemporary Colorful Landscape Painting ,Mixed Media, Fine Art For Sale, “I am Your Strength” By Passionate Purposeful Painter Holly Hunter Berry

The title of this painting, “I Am Your Strength”, jumped off the pages of my prayer journal. For me, I know my strength is not from me but from my Creator and so when I saw... Read more ...