Confetti Strokes

CONFETTI STROKES

Quick concept sketch in oil, tossing strokes around like a handful of confetti.

Gasoline Alley Explores Comic Abstractions

GASOLINE ALLEY EXPLORES COMIC ABSTRACTIONS

Comic artist Frank King was fascinated by the way comics translate reality into abstract 2D graphic conventions such as word bubbles...

 
 
 
Dinotopia Exhibitions

DINOTOPIA EXHIBITIONS

Photo by Chip Clark.The entrance to the Dinotopia exhibition at Smithsonian's natural history museum in 2002, one of about 35 exhibitions...

Cover for 'Never the Twain'

COVER FOR 'NEVER THE TWAIN'

'Never the Twain' was a science fiction novel by Kirk Mitchell. I did the cover for Berkley/Ace books. It tells the story of Howard...

 
 
 
Old Tow Truck

OLD TOW TRUCK

This old tow truck is parked in front of Triebel's Garage in Red Hook, sketched in pencil and watercolor.

Art Mission to Mars

ART MISSION TO MARS

To celebrate the successful landing of the 'Perseverence' Mars rover , the California Art Club has arranged a virtual exhibition called...

 
 
 
H.M. Bateman's "The Man Who." Illustrations

H.M. BATEMAN'S "THE MAN WHO." ILLUSTRATIONS

Henry Mayo Bateman created a popular series of comic illustrations that show a man doing something socially inept and suffering the...

Alpine Scene by E.T. Compton

ALPINE SCENE BY E.T. COMPTON

Edward Theodore Compton (1849-1921)The Grossglockner, 1880, watercolor, 40 cm x 60 cm "Some say the world will end in fire,Some say...

 
 
 
Painting the Campfire

PAINTING THE CAMPFIRE

Painting expeditions are close to home these days. This time I just walk to the backyard to capture the warmth of the campfire. As...

Quadriga

QUADRIGA

A notable feature of the State Capitol in Saint Paul, Minnesota is a gilded statue of chariot pulled by four horses. The four horses...

 
 
 
Skin Tones in Sunlight

SKIN TONES IN SUNLIGHT

Could you imagine mixing these colors for the skin tones for a portrait? Hint: it's a light skinned woman in outdoor light. 1. The...

Augmented Reality from The Met Museum

AUGMENTED REALITY FROM THE MET MUSEUM

The Metropolitan Museum has recently offered new digital tools to share their collection during the pandemic. Deity Figure , ca. A.D....

 
 
 

HOW ONE ART SCHOOL ADJUSTED TO THE PANDEMIC

Shutdowns and social distancing have presented real challenges to brick-and-mortar art schools. Anthony Walsh, founder of the Montreal-based...

How do you choose limited-palette colors?

HOW DO YOU CHOOSE LIMITED-PALETTE COLORS?

On Instagram yesterday, leetheillustrator asked: "How do you decide on what colours to include when selecting a limited colour palette?" Leeds,...

 
 
 
Shishkin's Sketch vs. Finish

SHISHKIN'S SKETCH VS. FINISH

A popular meme these days is "sketch vs. finish." Late last year I did a sketch/finish comparison of the Russian landscape painter...

Computer-Generated Empty Spaces

COMPUTER-GENERATED EMPTY SPACES

Posted by gnarlybrown on the subReddit "kenopsia" There's a lonely feeling when you're traveling through endless abandoned hallways...

 
 
 
Does Sketching Cure Inattentional Blindness?

DOES SKETCHING CURE INATTENTIONAL BLINDNESS?

Here's another "The Ask" feature coming up in The Artist's Magazine. I mention that "I feel like my eyes aren't even open until my...

White Marmorean Flock

WHITE MARMOREAN FLOCK

I mentioned sculptor Vinnie Ream a while back. She was a member of a group of American women sculptors in Italy dubbed by Henry James...

 
 
 
Gaston La Touche

GASTON LA TOUCHE

Gaston La Touche was a painter who captured the dreamy spirit of gardens, festivals, dancers, fountains, and fireworks.--See more samples...

Eugen Bracht's Dramatic Landscapes

EUGEN BRACHT'S DRAMATIC LANDSCAPES

Eugen Bracht (1842 - 1921) was a German landscape painter known for his dramatic mountainscapes. But he also painted vistas of wide-open...

 
 
 



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 ...

Odessa, Gian Maria Tosatti

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Dorte Mandrup Selected to Create the Hinge, a Landmark City Gate to Aarhus'...

Dorte Mandrup Selected to Create the Hinge, a Landmark City Gate to Aarhus' Newest Urban Area

Courtesy of Dorte Mandrup Dorte Mandrup has imagined ‘The Hinge', a landmark transition between the new urban area Aarhus Ø and the historic town of Denmark 's second-largest... Read more ...

The Richard Rogers' Drawing Gallery / Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

The Richard Rogers' Drawing Gallery / Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners Location: 2750 Route De, 13610 Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade, France Project Year: 2020 Photographs: James Reeve Photographs: Stéphane ABOUDARAM | WE... Read more ...

With Galleries Closed, Art Dealers Rethink Their Real Estate Needs

Selling digitally isn't the same, most agree. But that doesn't mean that bricks-and-mortar exhibition spaces will all return to how they were. Read more ...

Wood Design & Building Award Winners Announced

Wood Design & Building Award Winners Announced

Courtesy of Wood Design & Building Magazine Wood Design & Building magazine has announced the winning projects from the Wood Design & Building Awards program. Launched in 1984... Read more ...

Connected House / Jakob + Macfarlane Architects

Connected House / Jakob + Macfarlane Architects

Jakob + Macfarlane Architects Location: 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France Project Year: 2017 Photographs: Roland Halbe Area: 750.0 m2 Read more ...

Is It Time To Start Thinking About Wooden Industrial Buildings?

Is It Time To Start Thinking About Wooden Industrial Buildings?

Interior. The University of British Columbia Campus Energy Centre / DIALOG. Image © Ema Peter Photography Industrial buildings are among the best examples of Louis Sullivan 's... Read more ...

Landscaping on an Urban Scale: 12 Linear Park Projects

Landscaping on an Urban Scale: 12 Linear Park Projects

Guaíba Orla Urban Park / Jaime Lerner Arquitetos Associados. © Arthur Cordeiro Linear parks exist in many different contexts - along riversides, coastal areas, or inserted in... Read more ...

‘Like a Warm Hug From an Angel'

For a handful of cultures across the globe, the Arab world among them, these distinct blankets deliver not only an impossibly warm, soft hug but a great sense of belonging. Read more ...

A Critic of Technology Turns Her Gaze Inward

Sherry Turkle is best known for exploring the dysfunctional relationships between humans and their screens. She takes on a new focus - herself - in her memoir, “The Empathy... Read more ...