PORTRAIT OF SMOOTH

Dogs don't pose for their portraits, and Smooth is no exception, as I demonstrate in this new video . I start wild and loose, skipping...

ETCHR LAB INTERVIEW

Here's a new interview with Ânia Marcos of Etchrlab. Link to Etchrlab website. Watch on Youtube

 
 
 
The Rise and Fall of Betty Boop

THE RISE AND FALL OF BETTY BOOP

Let's wrap our five-part interview with toy collector Mel Birnkrant with this question Did the sensibility behind the Hays Code for...

1930s: Monsters in the Movies

1930S: MONSTERS IN THE MOVIES

Continuing the series on the popular culture of the 1930s, I asked toy collector and inventor Mel Birnkrant : Frankenstein and Bride...

 
 
 
Why Did Animation Flourish in the 1930s?

WHY DID ANIMATION FLOURISH IN THE 1930S?

Continuing the series on Toys of the 1930s, I asked toy collector and inventor Mel Birnkrant : For all the lean times and economic...

1930s Toys: Comic Types and Characters

1930S TOYS: COMIC TYPES AND CHARACTERS

I asked toy collector Mel Birnkrant : As you get into the 1930s, was there a difference in the imagery, the sorts of characters, and...

 
 
 
Windows to Forgotten Worlds

WINDOWS TO FORGOTTEN WORLDS

Building windows to forgotten worlds. Thanks to Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine for profiling me and the field of imaginative realism.

1930s Toys: Materials and Worksmanship

1930S TOYS: MATERIALS AND WORKSMANSHIP

How did toys and comics change during the Great Depression? I interviewed toy collector and inventor Mel Birnkrant. Over the next few...

 
 
 
Mønsted's Open Landscapes

MØNSTED'S OPEN LANDSCAPES

Peder Mork Mønsted is best known for his scenes of forest streams, so it's interesting to see what he does with open fields. Heather...

Alexander Hugo Bakker Korff

ALEXANDER HUGO BAKKER KORFF

Alexander Hugo Bakker Korff (1824 - 1882), was a Dutch painter of genre scenes in the 19th century. Korff is best known for his scenes...

 
 
 
Becher Typologies

BECHER TYPOLOGIES

Hilla and Bernd Becher were photographers who captured sets of matching black and white photos of related industrial objects. Water...

Another View of Saint Eulalia

ANOTHER VIEW OF SAINT EULALIA

John William Waterhouse painted the martyrdom of Eulalia, which created a sensation at the Royal Academy when it was exhibited in 1885. Saint...

 
 
 
Rokeby Remote Learning Course

ROKEBY REMOTE LEARNING COURSE

An artist and researcher named Courtney Clinton has found a trove of letters and sketchbooks in the Rokeby Museum that reveal how remote...

Photographers and the Great Depression

PHOTOGRAPHERS AND THE GREAT DEPRESSION

Local children enjoy a dip in the pool in front of an Iron City billboard, The photographs that document the Great Depression give...

 
 
 
How do you force yourself to improve?

HOW DO YOU FORCE YOURSELF TO IMPROVE?

Comando Speciales on YouTube asks: "How do you force yourself to improve? I'm a fine arts student and every time I try to paint or...

Interview with Pencil Kings

INTERVIEW WITH PENCIL KINGS

Here's a new podcast interview with Mitch Bowler of Pencil Kings. We discuss: Time management Thoughts on social mediaTips for making...

 
 
 
Irving Wiles

IRVING WILES

Irving Ramsey Wiles (1861-1948) painted this reclining woman in 1895 using watercolor, graphite, and gouache on paper. The size is...

To See, Your Eyes Must Move

TO SEE, YOUR EYES MUST MOVE

In order to see anything, your eyes must move around. Painting by Magritte In a classic scientific study back in 1976, John K. Stevens...

 
 
 
Giacomo Favretto

GIACOMO FAVRETTO

Giacomo Favretto was a 19th century painter who specialized in warmly anecdotal scenes of regular Venetians going about their work...

Roman Battle Galleons

ROMAN BATTLE GALLEONS

What if Rome never fell and they went on to conquer the world with motorized battle galleys? This concept plays out in Kirk Mitchell...

 
 
 



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 ...

Shimao-The Wave Showroom / Lacime Architects

Shimao-The Wave Showroom / Lacime Architects

Tianjin Binhai New Area Central Fishing Port economic Zone, Tianjin, China Project Year: 2020 Photographs: CAAI Photographs: Courtesy of Lacime Architects Area: 3563.0 m2 Read more ...

Sawo Coffee & Roastery / Oi Architect

Sawo Coffee & Roastery / Oi Architect

Jl. Braga No.76, Braga, Kec. Sumur Bandung, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40111, Indonesia Project Year: 2019 Photographs: KIE Photographs: Courtesy of Oi Architect Area: 200.0 m2 Read more ...

Contemporary Art, Abstract Painting “ADVENTURES WITH YIN AND YANG” by...

Contemporary Art, Abstract Painting “ADVENTURES WITH YIN AND YANG” by Intuitive Artist Joan Fullerton

Subtle events occurring in the more quiet Yin require a longer look, more contemplation. The active and explosive contrasts in the Yang are for me, the result of my receptive... Read more ...

Abstract Painting, Contemporary Art “Amerika 1” by International...

Abstract Painting, Contemporary Art “Amerika 1” by International Contemporary Abstract Artist Arrachme

This triptych is inspired by Picasso's Guernica as a historical parallel to these intense modern times that we are all enduring. It is my observation that the intense change... Read more ...

Contemporary Art, Abstract Painting “ADVENTURES WITH YIN AND YANG” by...

Contemporary Art, Abstract Painting “ADVENTURES WITH YIN AND YANG” by Intuitive Artist Joan Fullerton

Subtle events occurring in the more quiet Yin require a longer look, more contemplation. The active and explosive contrasts in the Yang are for me, the result of my receptive... Read more ...

Contemporary Art, Mixed Media,“For This Day” by Texas Contemporary Artist...

Contemporary Art, Mixed Media,“For This Day” by Texas Contemporary Artist Sharon Whisnand

20"x16"x1.5 Acrylic and Pastels on Canvas/Framed Read more ...

Metals and Mixed Media Contemporary Abstract, "Solar Flare" © Carol Nelson...

Metals and Mixed Media Contemporary Abstract, "Solar Flare" © Carol Nelson Fine Art

9"x14" Mixed Media on Panel/Available $450 Read more ...

Abstract Landscape, Trees, Fine Art Print Abstract Painting, "Winter Trail...

Abstract Landscape, Trees, Fine Art Print Abstract Painting, "Winter Trail" © Carol Nelson Fine Art

Fine Art Prints in a variety of sizes and substrates are available HERE Read more ...

Illuminated Wire Sculptures Nest Inside Larger Kinetic Works by Artist...

Illuminated Wire Sculptures Nest Inside Larger Kinetic Works by Artist Spenser Little

All images © Spenser Little, shared with permission Known for his figurative wire pieces attached to light posts and other public fixtures around the world, Spenser Little 's... Read more ...

AnonyMouse Wedges Miniature Shops and Restaurants Built For Mice into Busy...

AnonyMouse Wedges Miniature Shops and Restaurants Built For Mice into Busy City Streets

All images © AnonyMouse, shared with permission In cities across Sweden, France, and the Isle of Man lies a parallel universe fit only for a mouse. Miniature restaurants... Read more ...