Damascus Gate

DAMASCUS GATE

Damascus Gate is an entrance to Old Jerusalem built during the times of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent in the 16th century. I sketch...

Tombs of the Kidron Valley

TOMBS OF THE KIDRON VALLEY

This watercolor sketch depicts the tombs of the Kidron Valley outside of the walls of Jerusalem. The Jews left their dead in tombs...

 
 
 

FOCUSING LIGHT ON ONE PART OF THE PAINTING

Olana is the Hudson Valley home of 19th century landscape painter Frederic Church (1826-1900) My goal in this plein-air gouache/watercolor...

R.I.P. RICHARD WILLIAMS, ANIMATOR AND TEACHER

Richard Williams has died at age 86. He animated Pink Panther, produced a 1971 adaptation of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, and developed...

 
 
 
Serov's Fable Illustrations

SEROV'S FABLE ILLUSTRATIONS

Though better known for his portraits, Valentin Serov (1865-1911) illustrated the animal fables of Ivan Krylov with expressive line...

A Street in Ravenna by Signorini

A STREET IN RAVENNA BY SIGNORINI

The street is half in shadow and half in light, with an irregular shadow edge cast from the building tops across the cobblestones. A...

 
 
 
Challenges Faced by Women in Art Academies

CHALLENGES FACED BY WOMEN IN ART ACADEMIES

There are quite a few photos of female art students in 19th century academic ateliers. Female art students at the Royal Swedish Academy...

Robert Wood's landscape prints

ROBERT WOOD'S LANDSCAPE PRINTS

One of the most popular print artists in mid-20th century America was Robert W. Wood (1889-1979). Robert Wood, October Morn His print...

 
 
 
Sci-Fi Art Auction Today

SCI-FI ART AUCTION TODAY

Aliens, spaceships, dinosaurs, monsters, and scantily-clad women in captivity! Earle K. Bergey Shadow Over Mars, Startling Stories...

The Fadeaway Girl and the Kanizsa Triangle

THE FADEAWAY GIRL AND THE KANIZSA TRIANGLE

Coles Phillips was a Golden Age illustrator who popularized the "fadeaway" style of magazine cover. In the fadeaway style, the subject...

 
 
 
Mark English, 1933-2019

MARK ENGLISH, 1933-2019

Famed illustrator Mark English died on August 8. He was one of the star illustrators when I was in art school. He helped define the...

DRAYTON GRANT PARK AT BURGER HILL

A view from the top at Drayton Grant Park at Burger Hill. Don't miss the hill climb and the Catskills view if you visit Rhinebeck in...

 
 
 
Ambigram

AMBIGRAM

An ambigram is a word or logo which reads the same when inverted. Remarkably, the word itself can be made into an ambigram. The cover...

The Rustic Style

THE RUSTIC STYLE

In 1935, a design document from the Civilian Conservation Corps defined the rustic style of architecture as one "which through the...

 
 
 

I PAINT A JEEP

"I test drive a Jeep, then paint the dream.

Lookin' at You

LOOKIN' AT YOU

I just might be looking at you. But then, maybe I'm looking at my sketchbook.

 
 
 
What Pigments did J.M.W. Turner Use?

WHAT PIGMENTS DID J.M.W. TURNER USE?

According to Winsor & Newton, J.M.W. Turner's watercolor pigments included "Gamboge, Quercitron Yellow, Vermilion, various iron oxides...

Volumetric Lighting

VOLUMETRIC LIGHTING

Volumetric lighting is a concept from 3D digital graphics that can be helpful for painters to consider. Screenshot from the game Fallout...

 
 
 
Learning by Copying

LEARNING BY COPYING

In the booklet called The Prang Elementary Course In Art Instruction , examples are shown on the left side of the page that the student...

Transfiguration

TRANSFIGURATION

Musings of a spiritually-minded chicken.

 
 
 



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 ...

Trosterudveien 9 House / R21 Arkitekter

Trosterudveien 9 House / R21 Arkitekter

© Herman Dreyer Architects: R21 Arkitekter Location: Oslo, Norway Category: Houses Lead Architects: Bergur Briem, Martin Smedsrud, Thomas Thorsnes Area: 300.0 m2 Project Year... Read more ...

Econef Children's Center / Asante Architecture&Design + Lönnqvist & Vanamo...

Econef Children's Center / Asante Architecture&Design + Lönnqvist & Vanamo Architects

© Robin Hayes Architects: Asante Architecture&Design , Lönnqvist & Vanamo Architects Location: Kingori, Tanzania Category: Community Lead Architects: Carolina Wikström, Frida... Read more ...

8/21/19

8/21/19

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I am always painting, or thinking about painting, but not always posting

I am always painting, or thinking about painting, but not always posting

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer! I just thought I would show what I am currently working on. The summer has kept me busy, with beautiful weather, yard and garden work... Read more ...

Mom's and kid's having FUN, at the beach

Mom's and kid's having FUN, at the beach

Moeders met kindern op strand 1, oil on canvasboard - 25 x 30 cm, painted 26 July 2019, € 165 Moeder met kind op strand 2, oil on canvasboard - 24 x 30 cm, painted 26 July... Read more ...

Contemporary Art, Abstract Mixed Media Painting “Solarpunk“ by Santa Fe...

Contemporary Art, Abstract Mixed Media Painting “Solarpunk“ by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

FRESH OFF THE EASEL... The complimentary blues and orange make up the sky where celestial bodies orbit and rotate. Framed in a black wood floater frame and ready to... Read more ...

Sony Quietly Raised the Price of the 135mm f/1.8 GM Lens by $200

Sony Quietly Raised the Price of the 135mm f/1.8 GM Lens by $200

This past weekend, Sony quietly increased the price of its exceptionally sharp 135mm f/1.8 G Master lens by $200, raising the price from $1,898 to $2,098 overnight without any... Read more ...

Felix Kreutzer, Moonlit coastal scene

Felix Kreutzer, Moonlit coastal scene

Date: Unknown Technique: Oil on canvas, 62 x 94 cm Source Read more ...

Contemporary Beach Art, Abstract Seascape Painting,Stormy Sea, Coastal Art...

Contemporary Beach Art, Abstract Seascape Painting,Stormy Sea, Coastal Art "Beautiful Storm VI" by International Contemporary Landscape Artist Kimberly Conrad

30"x40"x1.5" Acrylic Gallery Wrapped Canvas These lovely painting is wired and ready to hang. It is available through my Denver gallery, or online HERE Visit to Read more ...

White House / Bossley Architects

White House / Bossley Architects

© Patrick Reynolds Architects: Bossley Architects Location: Auckland, New Zealand Category: Houses Lead Architects: Pete Bossley, Finn Scott, Lynley Millar Area: 488.0... Read more ...