THAT CLEAN, SHARP LOOK

THAT CLEAN, SHARP LOOK

Continuing our daily series of artists who draw in a slick, polished style... One current comic artist who draws sharp as a razor is...

THAT CLEAN, SHARP LOOK

THAT CLEAN, SHARP LOOK

Continuing our daily series of artists who draw in a slick, polished style: Stan Drake. Like Alex Raymond, Stan Drake drew pretty pictures...

 
 
 
THAT CLEAN, SHARP LOOK

THAT CLEAN, SHARP LOOK

This is my final example of an artist who drew in what might be called a slick, polished manner: Leonard Starr. Like other artists...

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, ONE AND ALL

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, ONE AND ALL

 
 
 
OVER-THINKING THE SITUATION

OVER-THINKING THE SITUATION

I like this cartoon by Charles Barsotti of a committee of dogs deliberating a rubber ball: From the inventory of Taraba Illustration...

THE COLLECTOR'S EYE: PETER DE SÈVE

THE COLLECTOR'S EYE: PETER DE SÈVE

When Rembrandt declared bankruptcy in 1656, an official from the Amsterdam Insolvency Office showed up at his house at No. 4 Breestraat...

 
 
 

THE MEANING OF "ICONIC"

After the recent school shootings in Florida, rival cable news channels and political factions chattered away day and night. They spewed...

ONE LOVELY DRAWING, part 56

ONE LOVELY DRAWING, PART 56

An elderly gentleman sitting quietly in his armchair reading a newspaper- could there be a less exciting subject for a drawing? Well,...

 
 
 
ONE LOVELY DRAWING, part 57

ONE LOVELY DRAWING, PART 57

I love this very cool drawing of a tyrannosaurus rex by Ike, age 6. I spotted it at an art exhibition at Sarah Lawrence College in...

PAINTING FOR THE ANGELS

PAINTING FOR THE ANGELS

The peculiar grace of a Shaker chair is due to the fact that it was made by someone capable of believing that an angel might come and...

 
 
 
A TALE OF THREE LANDSCAPES

A TALE OF THREE LANDSCAPES

Which of these two landscapes is more realistic? George Inness Sean Lynch Well, the pink version is actually a photograph, taken with...

THE FACES OF TIME

THE FACES OF TIME

Time magazine- which was for decades the dominant news magazine in the world- seems to be limping toward its end. It was purchased...

 
 
 
NICK MEGLIN (1935-2018)

NICK MEGLIN (1935-2018)

My dear friend, Nick Meglin, died this morning. For nearly 50 years Nick was the loving heart of MAD magazine and a tireless advocate...

THE SECOND COMING OF FLOWERS

THE SECOND COMING OF FLOWERS

In his essay, How Flowers Changed the World, famed anthropologist Loren Eisley described the first coming of flowers, 100 million years...

 
 
 
MY CANDIDATE FOR THE NEXT X-MAN

MY CANDIDATE FOR THE NEXT X-MAN

If Professor X ever goes looking for a super powered mutant with control over color, I recommend he make a beeline for Nathan Fowkes. For...

ART, TRUTH AND ACCURACY

ART, TRUTH AND ACCURACY

Not accurately drawn, but true: That phase of a relationship where nothing fits and everything gets in the way and your feet are just...

 
 
 
A DITKO TRIBUTE

A DITKO TRIBUTE

Last week Steve Ditko left us to join the hoary hosts of Hoggoth. He will be remembered worldwide for his role in creating Spiderman,...

SOCIALIST REALISM, 2018 STYLE

SOCIALIST REALISM, 2018 STYLE

Compare these two illustrations of a swamp: John Cuneo's Donald Trump golfing in the swamp Jon McNaughton's Donald Trump and his cabinet...

 
 
 
ART THAT DOESN'T QUITE MAKE SENSE

ART THAT DOESN'T QUITE MAKE SENSE

Here are three hilarious drawings. Each one employs simple lines to force us to reconsider the rules of the game: Lynda Barry Many...

ONE LOVELY DRAWING, PART 58

ONE LOVELY DRAWING, PART 58

Tom Fluharty named his new kickstarter project after a pencil. Fluharty discovered the Prismacolor 901 indigo bleu pencil, and was...

 
 
 



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 ...

Here's another Still Life in Oil

Here's another Still Life in Oil

Here's another still life in oil that is 8 x 10 inches. Had fun doing it. I used the Genesis brand of heat treated oils for this one. It is available. Read more ...

Collage-Workshop-Randy for President!

Collage-Workshop-Randy for President!

Collage by Randall David Tipton Collage by Randall David Tipton The second weekend of the Portland Open Studios is coming three days. The collages above were done during the... Read more ...

Family Ties Brooklyn | Dallas

Family Ties Brooklyn | Dallas

Family Ties Brooklyn | Dallas mostly Brooklyn Artists Commune with mostly Dallas Artists curated by Bonny Leibowitz | Julie Torres 500X Gallery opening reception Saturday... Read more ...

Painting North Georgia “En Plein Air

Painting North Georgia “En Plein Air

The Art LoftDahlonega, Georgia Beginning to Intermediate “PLEIN AIR" This 3 day workshop takes you out to breath taking locations to get hands on experience painting in Plein... Read more ...

The American Society of Marine Artists

The American Society of Marine Artists

“Calabash” “Point of View” I was accepted into the American Society of Marine Summer 2013 South Regional Exhibition! “Cruising Southern Waters” will be held at the Quinlan... Read more ...

Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas 8x6' oil primed linen on panel SOLD Artist Note.I recently moved and a good friendbrought over a magnificentHydrangea plant. Another friend broughtme a Calla Lily... Read more ...

'Beautiful Lives Lost' July 5, 2018

'Beautiful Lives Lost' July 5, 2018

Quin Sweetman, Originator of Beautiful Lives Lost Portrait Project After the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas that left 58 people dead, Quin Sweetman, a full-time artist, felt... Read more ...

Two-Person Show at Clackamas Community College, Commons Gallery beginning Jan 9

Two-Person Show at Clackamas Community College, Commons Gallery beginning Jan 9

January 5, 2018 Press Release Clackamas Community College Commons Gallery presents a two-person art exhibition entitled ‘Solitude' beginning January 9, 2018. The exhibit... Read more ...

Art Uncovered with Rebecca Murtaugh

Art Uncovered with Rebecca Murtaugh

Ceramic work by Rebecca Murtaugh, 2018. I wanted to call attention to another artist's interview conducted by Kimberly Ruth on Art Uncovered. This one features an interesting... Read more ...

Contemporary Art, Abstract Painting, Expressionism, Mixed Media, “TWILIGHT...

Contemporary Art, Abstract Painting, Expressionism, Mixed Media, “TWILIGHT REFLECTION” by Contemporary Artist Liz Thoresen

This painting is part of my 2018 Fall Exhibit "Anticipate the Unanticipated" by Liz Thoresen Basic Space Gallery, Portland, Oregon View This Exhibit Online HERE 36"x36"x2.5... Read more ...