Painting The American Flag

PAINTING THE AMERICAN FLAG

I'm back at the supermarket parking lot again, this time casting an eye skyward. It's a cloudy day with a steady breeze from the south....

Oscar Rejlander and Art Photography

OSCAR REJLANDER AND ART PHOTOGRAPHY

Oscar Rejlander contributed photographs to Charles Darwin's work The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals . Published in 1872,...

 
 
 
Relative Color Temperature

RELATIVE COLOR TEMPERATURE

Anand has some questions about how people talk about color temperature. He says he understands how a yellow can be cooler if it leans...

REMEMBERING ALPHONSE MUCHA

Alphonse Mucha 's son Jiří (1915-1991), who wrote one of the best books on the artist , went before the camera in 1975 to share his...

 
 
 
Ink-Jetting

INK-JETTING

Zoungy asks: "What's the term for painting each area to completion, rather than painting the whole area broadly with pale washes and...

Catalog Review: American Pre-Raphaelites

CATALOG REVIEW: AMERICAN PRE-RAPHAELITES

Today the National Gallery in Washington opens the exhibition " American Pre-Raphaelites: Radical Realists ." John William Hill, Bird's...

 
 
 
Gouache Portrait of Mickey & Friends

GOUACHE PORTRAIT OF MICKEY & FRIENDS

It's time to visit my friend Mel Birnkrant , who almost singlehandedly rescued the early image of Mickey Mouse. Minnie, Horace, and...

Chinese Tomb Guardians

CHINESE TOMB GUARDIANS

Tomb guardians in ancient China from the 7th to 9th century A.D. served to protect the living from wandering spirits of the dead, and...

 
 
 

CADMIUM PIGMENT ESCAPES E.U. BAN

The European Union has thrown out Sweden's proposal to ban cadmium paint . "It's hard to imagine painting without cadmium. The brilliant,...

Painting the Background for Ophelia

PAINTING THE BACKGROUND FOR OPHELIA

In the summer of 1851, Pre-Raphaelite painters John Everett Millais and William Holman Hunt traveled to the Elwell River in England,...

 
 
 
Eye tracking and film

EYE TRACKING AND FILM

Where do our eyes look when we watch a movie? Eye-tracking technology can record in real time how the observer's eyes land on important...

Book Review: Working with Color

BOOK REVIEW: WORKING WITH COLOR

A new book by urban sketcher and watercolorist Shari Blaukopf explores the practical possibilities of color. Working with Color: Techniques...

 
 
 
Sitting for a Sargent Charcoal Portrait

SITTING FOR A SARGENT CHARCOAL PORTRAIT

In his book " John Singer Sargent: A Conversation Piece ", Martin Birnbaum describes his lively conversation with Sargent while the...

MUSCLED SKELETON ANIMATED BY COMPUTER INTELLIGENCE

A computer graphics team from Seoul National University has developed a virtual skeleton with 346 rope-like muscles. It is animated...

 
 
 
Advice for a Beginning Plein Air Painter

ADVICE FOR A BEGINNING PLEIN AIR PAINTER

On YouTube , Neat Studios asks: "What kind of advice would you give to a beginning plein-air painter? 1. Use just a few colors. If...

Sorolla's Little Plein-Air Studies

SOROLLA'S LITTLE PLEIN-AIR STUDIES

The Sorolla Museum in Spain is hosting an exhibition of the master's tiny oil studies. The show is called "Hunting Impressions: Sorolla...

 
 
 
Painting Fine Details with Big Brushes

PAINTING FINE DETAILS WITH BIG BRUSHES

It's possible to paint details that are much smaller than the brush itself. The subject is a snow pile in a parking lot. Snow Pile...

Hittin' the Skate Park

HITTIN' THE SKATE PARK

Doing a kickflip frontside lip slide in Ambler, PA

 
 
 
Was Zorn an Impressionist?

WAS ZORN AN IMPRESSIONIST?

Swedish artist Anders Zorn working on his painting Mora Marknad 1892. Blog reader Mel Gibsokarton has translated some memoirs of Russian...

Flight of the Ornithopter

FLIGHT OF THE ORNITHOPTER

I had fun combining visuals from Dinotopia: The World Beneath with a short snippet of the audio adventure by ZBS productions. Wrap...

 
 
 



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 ...

Horizontal Mixed Media Abstract Landscape Painting “Waves of Jupiter” by...

Horizontal Mixed Media Abstract Landscape Painting “Waves of Jupiter” by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

The painting is inspired by my research and fascination with astronomy. The bands and waves of Jupiter are mesmerizing and I think you will be fascinated and intrigued with all... Read more ...

JL House / Martín Montone Arquitectura

JL House / Martín Montone Arquitectura

© Luis Barandiarán Architects: Martín Montone Arquitectura Location: City Bell, Argentina Category: Houses Lead Architect: Martín Montone Area: 173.32 m2 Project Year... Read more ...

Found poetry 56

Found poetry 56

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Good Friday - Duccio 1255-1319

Good Friday - Duccio 1255-1319

1308-11 Duccio di Buoninsegna (1255-1319) Jesus Accused by the Pharisees 1308-11 Duccio di Buoninsegna (1255-1319) The Flagellation Good Friday marks the day on which Jesus... Read more ...

Good Friday - 1460 - Crown of Thorns

Good Friday - 1460 - Crown of Thorns

1460-75. Philadelphia Museum of Art Christ Crowned with Thorns. Artist unknown, Austrian In the Christian religion, Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus. As early... Read more ...

Good Friday - 1510 Lucas Cranach the Elder Crown of Thorns

Good Friday - 1510 Lucas Cranach the Elder Crown of Thorns

Lucas Cranach the Elder (German Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) Christ Crowned with Thorns c 1510 Read more ...

DOMUS BM House / Vittorio Massimo Architetto

DOMUS BM House / Vittorio Massimo Architetto

© Vittorio Massimo, FOTOMARCA Architects: Vittorio Massimo Architetto Location: Breda di Piave, Italy Category: Extension Area: 165.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs... Read more ...

New Work in a Series: Resilient Fences 2

New Work in a Series: Resilient Fences 2

Here is a second painting in a series I'm working on entitled "Resilient Fences”. Resilient Fences 2 measures 24” high x 57” wide and is mixed media on stiffened fabric. Or, it... Read more ...

Blossom Dreams Hotel / Co-Direction Design

Blossom Dreams Hotel / Co-Direction Design

© Xufeng Jing Architects: Co-Direction Design Location: Yangshuo County, Guilin, Guangxi, China Category: Hotels Area: 3800.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Xufeng Jing Read more ...

Eleanor Palmer Science Lab / AY Architects

Eleanor Palmer Science Lab / AY Architects

© Nick Kane Architects: AY Architects Location: Lupton St, Kentish Town, London NW5, United Kingdom Category: laboratory Area: 75.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Nick Kane... Read more ...